Navigation Menu

Wrexham University

Study with Wrexham University

Mold Road
LL11 2AW

  • Behaviour
  • Equine Studies
  • Science
  • Veterinary
  • Welfare

Here at Wrexham University, we are a supportive, ambitious, innovative, and accessible institution. We are first for social inclusion for the fifth year running and we are ranked in the top 10 for teaching quality according to the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023.   

Students enrolled on our equine science and welfare management and animal courses benefit from studying at our stunning rural campus in Northop, Flintshire as well as having access to our main campus at Wrexham.

Our Northop campus is set in the inspiring surroundings of the North Wales countryside and offers facilities to support our equine and animal science degrees.

Wrexham University’s animal courses have been ranked first in the UK for student satisfaction as part of the Agriculture and Forestry subject league tables in the Complete University Guide, 2023. Read on for more details about our fantastic degrees on offer! 

Equine Science

Our Equine Science and Welfare Management degree is among a very select number in the UK which focuses on the relationship between horse and human, increasingly seen as central to the equestrian industry’s development.

Based at our rural Northop campus, with access to excellent local equestrian facilities, the degree builds on the university’s strong record of teaching in behavioural and equine science.

Partnerships with local businesses help provide industry-relevant skills and experience, and guest speakers and educational visits are arranged throughout the course. Free training for British Horse Society examinations are provided alongside the degree, together with £100 per student provided towards an equine vocational examination of choice.

Take a look at our course details to find out more:

Equine Science and Welfare Management BSc (Hons)

Animal Behaviour

Studying Equine Science at WU is just the start. We also offer an Animal Behaviour, Welfare and Conservation degree delivered at a range of levels, if you have a love for animals in all shapes and sizes.

On this course, you will discover an understanding of the lives of animals and how they interact with people as you explore a range of issues from animal welfare and behaviour to conservation policy.

With access to our veterinary clinical suite and a range of exotic and domestic animals, the course will give you the chance to get hands-on experience as you work with teachers who are specialists in their field.

Combined with career-enhancing work experience opportunities in practical scenarios like zoos, wildlife centres and animal training facilities, your classroom experience will cover diverse subjects like animal behaviour, diet, learning, training and more.

Explore this course in more detail on our website:

Animal Behaviour, Welfare and Conservation BSc (Hons) (top-up)

Animal Behaviour, Welfare and Conservation Science BSc (Hons)

Animal Behaviour, Welfare and Conservation Science (with Foundation Year)

FdSc Applied Animal Behaviour, Welfare and Conservation

FdSc Applied Animal Behaviour, Welfare & Conservation (with Foundation Year)

Veterinary Nursing

Our Veterinary Nursing course will set you on the path to achieve your professional and personal goals. The programme is delivered by a supportive, small team of experts who will be with you every step of the way whilst you study with us.

You will have a Clinical Coach mentor in practice during your 16-week placement blocks and you are supported by a Clinical Placement Support Tutor from the University Veterinary Nursing Team.

Teaching sessions are delivered in the university’s new clinical suite where you will apply theory to practice throughout your studies. The clinical suite has been equipped with a range of veterinary equipment and training manikins to provide you with a realistic learning experience.

On completion of the Veterinary Nursing degree, you will be able to register with the RCVS, enabling you to practise as a Registered Veterinary Nurse (Veterinary Nursing).

Learn more about the details of the course on our website:

 Veterinary Nursing FDSC

Human-Animal Interaction and Wellbeing

Take the next step in your learning journey with our MSc in Human-Animal Interaction and Wellbeing course. This degree will help you develop an understanding of the complex nature of the human-animal relationship in a multi-disciplinary method of learning.

The course learning is based on real-life case studies, giving you the practical skills whilst also developing your critical thinking. It will help you cultivate a critical awareness of current practices in animal and equine husbandry, training and use of animals in society.

You can study the course part-time or full time and benefit in a delivery from our dedicated team of academics and industry professionals throughout the programme.

Have a look at our course page for more details:

MSc Human-Animal Interaction and Wellbeing

Open Events

To find out more about what our courses have to offer you, visit us at an open day where you will meet and chat with the dedicated teaching team and current students.

For more information about our courses call our enquiries team on 01978 293 439, email, or chat live to a member of our admissions team at

Wrexham University

Contact Details