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A leading provider of equine science courses, Nottingham Trent University can give you the right skills and experience to turn your passion for horses into a career.

Based just outside Southwell in Nottingham, our Brackenhurst Campus boasts a 200-hectare estate with extensive equestrian centre facilities. A British Horse Society approved training and livery establishment, NTU’s equestrian centre is home to research arenas, a horse walker, performance analysis room, a variety of stabling, and international sized indoor and outdoor arenas. There are also laboratories for the scientific study of nutrition, physiology, disease and genetics.

Various organisations such as local Pony Clubs and both the senior and junior Great Britain eventing team use the equestrian centre. Students benefit from the fantastic on-site facilities by organising their own competitions, taking part in significant research and developing coaching skills with other students.

Nottingham Trent University currently offers two undergraduate courses in equine science. The BSc (Hons) Equestrian Psychology and Sports Science course reflects on the industry’s growing need for a better understanding of equine behaviour, while the BSc (Hons) Equine Sports Science explores and applies the scientific principles that underpin equestrian sport management and the health of equine athletes.

In the 2017 National Student Survey, 100% of students on our full-time equestrian courses were satisfied with their course. The courses offer the option of a placement year, with students previously working across the world at companies such as the Australian Equine Behaviour Centre, Pakiri Beach Horse Rides in New Zealand, and Bellerive Stud in Australia.

Successful graduates from the courses have gone on to work for companies such as British Dressage, Newmarket Equine Hospital, Cambridge University and World Horse Welfare.

Abbi McGlennon studies BSc (Hons) Equine Sports Science at Nottingham Trent University and said: “The BSc Equine Sports Science course at Nottingham Trent University has a great reputation and the content is interesting and inspiring. The course is always keeping up-to-date with recent research and events, which keeps it interesting and relevant whilst still teaching the core elements.”

Emily Field who studies BSc (Hons) Equestrian Psychology and Sports Science added: “The Equestrian Centre has brilliant facilities and technology available and modules are assessed in a variety of ways. The course is really applied so lots of the content is taught in the context of the relevant discipline or aspect of the equine industry, with visits from guest speakers where applicable.”

Nottingham Trent University also runs college and postgraduate level courses in equine science and horse management.

Find out more by coming along to one of the upcoming open days where you’ll be able to tour the facilities, speak to academics and admissions and attend a course talk.

For more information on the courses offered, visit www.ntu.ac.uk

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