Equine Industries

University College Dublin

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Equine Industries

  • Host University

    University College Dublin

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Equine Science

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

    5
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    2
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    3
  • Overview

    This is a core module for Animal Science - Equine students and aims to provide an introduction to the many facets of the Equine Industry that exist both in Ireland and on a global scale. Students will learn about the development of the horse in Ireland, its significance for the Irish people and the contribution made by the Equine Industry to Ireland's economy. The module will incorporate field trips to relevant equine-related industries such as sales complexes, stud farms and other facilities, and guest lectures will be given by representatives from equine support organisations. In addition, students will learn about equine industries and organisations outside of Ireland. While the module will focus primarily on the Thoroughbred and Sport Horse industries, alternative breeds and equestrian disciplines of international importance will be explored. The module will include an introduction to opportunity recognition and entrepreneurship in the context of equine industries and will introduce marketing in the equine industy. The module will include a self-directed in-course project requiring students to prepare a written article for the equine media.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

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