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DN250 EQS
Animal Science - Equine

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

Undergraduate awards are awarded by the QQI, HEA or Higher Education Institutes.

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3rd level Graduates are qualified for a wide range of occupations, and their education prepares them for roles involving specific skills, and for coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, computer programmers, teachers, chemists, environmental engineers, criminal investigators, and financial analysts.

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Animal Science – Equine focuses on the applied sciences that underpin animal and veterinary biosciences, with emphasis on the horse. The degree provides the scientific knowledge and transferable skills necessary for professional leadership roles within many aspects of the animal and equine science industries. You’ll learn about:

  • The growth and development of farm animals, how they function and their behaviour and welfare
  • The equine industry in Ireland,its global context and entrepreneurial opportunities
  • Equine health, reproduction, genetics, breeding, nutrition and exercise physiology
  • Advances and future directions in research with emphasis on equine genetics and reproduction

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DN250 EQS - Animal Science - Equine
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DN250 EQS - Animal Science - Equine
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PLC courses leading to the following QQI Major Awards may be used for entry into this course.

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CASAC  5M2768  AnimalCare
CASLT  5M3807  Laboratory Techniques

Essential Module Requirements:
CASLT - LABORATORY TECHNIQUES; 5M3807 - LABORATORY TECHNIQUES

5 modules at Distinction Grade. The qualification must include distinctions in:


C20139 - Mathematics
or 5N1833 - Mathematics
or C20174 - Mathematics for Engineering
or C20175 - Mathematics for Computing
or min O6/H7 in LCE MathsAnd any two from:


C20006 - Biology
or 5N2746 - Biology

C20011 - Chemistry
or 5N2747 - Chemistry

C20048 - Physics
or 5N1460 - Physics


5M2768 - ANIMAL CARE

5 modules at Distinction Grade. The qualification must include distinctions in:


C20139 - Mathematics
or 5N1833 - Mathematics
(or O6/H7 in LCE Maths)
5N2746 - Biology
(or O6/H7 in LCE Biology)
5N0750 - Animal Anatomy and Physiology

5N0751 - Animal Behaviour

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In addition to the career opportunities available to Animal Science graduates, Equine Science graduates are equipped to pursue careers in: Equine enterprise management; Equine leisure, recreation and tourism activities; Equestrian marketing and sales enterprises; Sports journalism; Academic teaching.

You can pursue equine science research and development careers, and Master’s and PhD opportunities in Europe and the US.



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