Equine Studies

Scotland`s Rural College (SRUC)


Aberdeen Campus, Oatridge Campus


This course will emphasise the practical and theoretical knowledge and skills that are required to equip you for the many roles in industry that you will have available to you. You will learn about nutrition, fitness, anatomy and physiology, equine selection and preparation of horses for competitions. You will also acquire transferable skills such as IT skills and teamwork.

*Aberdeen campus subject to validation.

Content includes: Equine Facility Management; Equine Anatomy and Physiology; Equine Fitness; Care of the Competition Horse; Equine Nutrition.

Entry Requirements

2 Highers including English or a science subject plus English and Maths at National 5 (if not held at Higher). Recorded evidence of riding ability, to include a minimum of walk, trot, canter and jumping, should be submitted with the application.

NC Horse Care or Horse Care (Advanced Certificate) may be accepted.

BHS Stage 1 or 2 would be an advantage or the Pony Club B test.

Progression Routes

HND Equine Studies

Start Date




Study Method

Part time (day)

Course Length

2 years


Horse Care

SCQF Level