Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Equine Study Tour
Academic Year
Semester 2 (Taught over 2 semesters)
Mutually Exclusive
Other Staff

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Field Trip 5 x 9 Hour Field Trips
Seminar 1 x 2 Hour Seminar
Seminar 2 x 2 Hour Seminars


Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Written report / essay  (2,000 words)  50%
Semester Exam 1.5 Hours   50%
Supplementary Exam 1.5 Hours   Candidates must take elements of assessment equivalent to those that led to failure of the module  50%
Supplementary Assessment Supplementary written report / essay  Candidates must take elements of assessment equivalent to those that led to failure of the module  50%

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

1. Describe activities associated with specific aspects of the equine industry.

2. Appreciate the complexity of and interrelationships between various aspects and sectors of the equine industry.

3. Examine vocational activities offered by the equine industry.

Brief description

This module is based around a study tour where various aspects of the equine industry are examined and compared. Students will visit a region on a 5-6 day tour. The tour will cover a range of different organizations and may include, racing training stables, studs and allied enterprises such as racecourses and sales. Other enterprises examined may include veterinary laboratories, veterinary practices or schools, equine sporting events, non-thoroughbred breeding and or training centres, and auction houses.


The module will be delivered through a combination of visits, lectures, demonstrations and talks undertaken whilst on tour.

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Application of Number
Communication Both the study tour and written report will develop communication skills.
Improving own Learning and Performance
Information Technology
Personal Development and Career planning
Problem solving This will form part of written report set.
Research skills Students will gain research experience prior to and during the tour in addition to the completion of written report.
Subject Specific Skills
Team work


This module is at CQFW Level 4