Studying Equine at
Writtle University College

If you dream of working with horses, our practical specialist courses provide the skills, expert theory and qualifications required to enter the thriving equine industry.


What Courses are available?


For more information on the equine courses available at Writtle University College, visit our postgraduate, undergraduate, college and apprenticeship course pages.

HIGHER EDUCATION

POSTGRADUATE COURSES

EQUINE


HIGHER EDUCATION

UNDERGRADUATE COURSES

EQUINE


FURTHER EDUCATION COLLEGE COURSES EQUINE
FURTHER EDUCATION APPRENTICESHIPS COURSES HORSE CARE

Students come to Writtle University College, to bring their passion to life and gain practical real-world learning - setting them up for a future career in their chosen field.

Photo of Writtle University College Equine Alumni - Rachel Dyke

Rachel Dyke

Marketing & Communications Officer - British Equestrian

"Studying at Writtle University College helped to deepen my understanding on areas such as nutrition, equine physiology, sports performance and veterinary conditions. This has been incredibly beneficial to my career, giving me the knowledge to write on a range of horsey topics and work with experts across the equine industry."

Photo of Writtle University College Equine Alumni - Lauren Allport

Lauren Allport

Equine Sports Therapist in Dubai and Social Media Influencer

"When I was deciding which university to study at whilst completing my A-Levels, I went to open days at five or six different universities around the UK and in Ireland. Writtle was my first choice for a number of reasons; it offered a variety of different courses in the field I was interested in (mainly horses and therapy), the facilities were of a very high standard, especially compared with some of the other institutions I visited, and finally the onsite livery option allowing students to being their horse with them to university. For me this was of vital importance, as although I was very keen to study an equine based degree, I did not wish to give up riding on a daily basis nor was I willing to give up my horse."

Photo of Writtle University College Equine Alumni - Lisa Redwin

Lisa Redwin

Assistant Claims Manager - A&H and Equine at Tokio Marine Kiln

"My time at Writtle University College was an experience I will never forget; if I could do it all again I would in a heartbeat! I would not have been fortunate enough to be in a career that I love without the degree that I chose - which I have been told makes me a stand-out candidate for the all the roles I have been employed in since I graduated.

I really enjoyed the hands-on experience that I was able to obtain at Writtle and I doubt there are many universities that can offer such a unique opportunity to develop your practical skills in a professional Stud environment. I found the practical experience complemented my theory-based lectures perfectly as I was able to transfer the knowledge I was gaining in the lecture theatre to real-life scenarios."

The Writtle University College (WUC) Equine team has a proven reputation for delivering exceptional equine degree programmes and enhancing students' employability with a practical hands-on learning approach. The industry links and reputation built around our Equine and Veterinary Physiotherapy courses have enabled the team to create the
WUC Equine Academy.


The WUC Equine Academy is a new initiative aimed at supporting between six and 12 talented riders for one academic year (with the potential for this to be extended) whilst the rider is studying for any Higher Education award at Writtle University College.

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We offer a diverse and novel range of teaching and assessment techniques, with less focus on exams and more on relevant technologies, presentation and writing styles to challenge and develop your academic and practical skills.

Lordship Stud


Writtle University College are the only Higher Education Institution (HEI) to have a bespoke sports horse stud in the UK providing all students access to hands on experience of the breeding and production industry on modules such as Young Horse Production and Conception to Competition. This gives our students opportunities for responsibility, training and management via our onsite Stud and specialist resource teams, gaining valuable information on the workings of a commercial stud.

Students have access to all facilities across the campus, including both of the yards so you can practice the skills that you learn in lectures and practicals. Many students take on project horses, developing their training or rehab programmes, and work on behavioural issues.

You will enjoy extensive access to our fantastic facilities, which have recently undergone a £2m investment and be taught by industry experts and practitioners.

UNIVERSITY COURSE

OPEN DAYS, WEBINARS
AND VIRTUAL OPEN DAY HUB

Find out everything you need to know about our university courses, by joining us online at one of our 'Subject Webinars' or visiting us at one of our 'University Course Open Days'. You can also visit the Virtual Open Day Hub for a range of fantastic information to view online and download.

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COLLEGE COURSE

OPEN DAYS, WEBINARS
AND VIRTUAL OPEN DAY HUB

Find out everything you need to know about our College Courses, by joining us online at one of our 'Subject Webinars' or visiting us at one of our 'College Course Open Days'. You can also visit the Virtual Open Day Hub for a range of fantastic information to view online and download.

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