Equine & Horse Care
With the equine industry continuing to grow year-on-year, there has never been a better time to study and work in this field.
Working with horses is more a way of life than a regular job, but for those who are devoted to horses and have the motivation to work with them whatever the weather or time of day, this provides its own unique rewards.
As a professional equestrian you will be able to choose from a wide variety of jobs within different types of organisations, and our courses at SRUC will give you an excellent overview of different career paths.
There are many employment opportunities within the equine and horse care industry, including:
- Riding instructors
- Stud assistants
- Workers in racing yards
- HM Forces
- Police Force
These courses offer a mixture of practical and theoretical subjects in the care and accommodation of horses as well as equine instruction and events.
- MA at SCQF level 5
- MA at SCQF level 6
We offers a unique blend of hands-on, skills-based learning with a classroom-led theoretical approach, giving you the best possible start to your career.
- Advanced Certificate
You'll study a range of topics that help give you the skills you need to work in the thoroughbred racing horse industry.
Applied Animal Science
This course offers an understanding of animal science and its applications, and a foundation in biological principles, as well as practical and laboratory skills.
- Top-up degree
- BSc/BSc (Hons)
This 16 week course is designed to prepare you for an apprenticeship in farriery or to follow a career as a blacksmith/in blacksmithing.
- City and Guilds Level 2
Find out more about studying at SRUC
Fees & funding
Funding is available to help you complete your studies, including bursaries to pay your tuition fees and loans to help with maintenance and travel costs.
During our online open days you can talk to course tutors and students and find out why studying at SRUC is such a unique experience.
Explore our other services
SRUC isn't just home to a first-class land-based education. It also delivers world-class research and expert, tailored business advice.
Want to keep up to date with the latest SRUC news? Sign up to our fortnightly newsletter and we'll send the highlights straight to your inbox.