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The University of Queensland

Brisbane , Queensland ,Australia

Bachelor of Equine Science

Transform your passion for horses into a career with a program focussed on strategies to improve their management, performance and welfare across the global equine industry.

Build a strong understanding of horse and animal biology, structure and function in the Bachelor of Equine Science program.

You'll specialise in agricultural biochemistry, microbiology and its relationship to health and disease, horse behaviour, physiology, biomechanics, breeding, nutritional physiology and diet.

Choose from a range of electives, including agribusiness, biosecurity, pasture and production courses. Throughout, you'll work extensively with horses from the UQ Australian Stock Horse stud, alongside UQ’s expert instructors and lecturers.

At graduation, you'll have the scientific knowledge and practical skills required for careers in all aspects of the equine industry.

Program highlights

  • Acquire all the career skills you need from internationally renowned equine academic staff.
  • Access an extensive range of facilities at UQ's Gatton campus, including breeding and horse-handling facilities, day yards and stabling amenities.
  • Study the program either internally on campus or externally off campus, with practical components for external students completed during intensive residential schools.
  • Participate in a three-week study tour of equine and production animal facilities in the USA.

Campus Information


Gatton, UQ’s rural campus, is located in the Lockyer Valley, 87 kilometres west of Brisbane’s city centre, and halfway between Ipswich and Toowoomba. On this sprawling campus, which dates back to 1897, you’ll find world-class teaching and research facilities in agriculture, animals, veterinary science and the environment. It’s also a working farm, with more than 1000 hectares of dairy, pig, crop and grazing units, as well as post-harvest facilities and greenhouses. Gatton’s agricultural learning facilities sit against a backdrop of historical homesteads, sporting amenities, and community fruit and vegetable gardens.


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Application Process


Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

Career possibilities
Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Equine welfare officer
  • Equine reproduction veterinarian
  • Bloodstock agency representative
  • Horse riding coach
  • Equine health marketing manager
  • Equine industry development officer
  • Animal nutrition and health specialist
  • Racing and competition stables manager
  • Equine adviser
  • Equine journalist

PSW Opportunity

2 years of Post-Study Work (PSW) rights to international students post completion of their respective Bachelor's 


Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Entry scores
All international applicants need to have successfully completed Queensland Year 12 (or an equivalent qualification) and meet the minimum entry score for this program.

Queensland Year 12 (or equivalent) General English subject (Units 3 & 4, C); General Mathematics or Mathematical Methods (Units 3 & 4, C).


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