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The University of Queensland

Brisbane , Queensland ,Australia

Bachelor of Equine Science (Honours)

Kick-start your research career and open doors to postgraduate studies by undertaking an honours year in Equine Science.

The Bachelor of Equine Science (Honours) provides students with the opportunity to pursue an independent research project within the Equine Science field, further developing their knowledge and passion for the global equine industry.

You'll be supported through your research project under the supervision of one of UQ's internationally regarded equine-focussed academics, and you'll continue to enjoy access to UQ Gatton's extensive range of facilities.

You'll acquire skills in research methodologies, research communication and entrepreneurship which will enable you to continue into a research higher degree or move into a diverse range of employment within the equine industry.

Program highlights

  • Benefit from supervision through your research from an equine-focussed academic staff member.
  • Complete an independent research project of your area of interest to extend your research skills.
  • Study over an additional year or part-time equivalent and unlock further study options.

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 Processing Time in Days: 28

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
  • Racing industry technical officer
  • Horse riding coach
  • Equine health marketing manager
  • Equine industry development officer
  • Animal nutrition and health specialist
  • Racing and competition stables manager
  • Equine adviser

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.

Bachelor of Equine Science (or equivalent), with:

  • an overall GPA of 5, and
  • have secured an honours project and supervisor, and
  • satisfied any additional requirements set by the head of school.

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