Students are at the heart of all we do at University Centre Reaseheath.

The Faculty of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences is a place where academic excellence and student satisfaction go hand in hand to provide a unique higher education experience for our students.

Our portfolio of programmes has been designed in consultation with industry, ensuring that our degrees deliver the academic knowledge and practical skills that employers need and want. This ensures that our graduates are highly successful in the jobs market, with many going on to work for blue-chip companies.

In recent years, the campus has seen over £50 million pounds worth of investment in cutting-edge teaching facilities and student resources, such as on-site accommodation with more planned over the coming years.

In our last review of the quality of the higher education at Reaseheath, the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) commended the quality and enhancement of student learning opportunities. They found no areas for improvement and identified many of good practice.

The ‘Reaseheath Experience’ is something many of our former students tell us was the most enjoyable time of their lives. We want our students to succeed in their chosen careers and we recognise that high performers learn through experience as well as through formal learning.

Why University Centre Reaseheath?

Located in rural Cheshire, our campus has top class, industry standard, teaching facilities but still retains its friendly, supportive atmosphere – a combination which delivers both academic excellence and student satisfaction.

  • Our degree programmes provide you with the opportunity to study a range of industry recognised secondary qualifications.
  • 87% of our students say that staff are enthusiastic about what they teach. Student Experience Survey 2016
  • Gain industry insights through work placements, scientific research and through field trips and study tours in the UK and abroad.
  • Last year 1 out of 5 Reaseheath students achieved a degree with first class honours or distinction.
  • “Reaseheath’s Higher Education programmes are outstanding and the quality and enhancement of student learning opportunities have exceeded UK expectations.”
  • Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) for Higher Education Review 2014
  • Overall student satisfaction for our Higher Education courses is at 83%. Student Experience Survey 2016

Our Facilities

Over recent years £50 million has been invested into on-campus facilities including, an equestrian centre, industry-leading food centre, sports facilities, a scientific horticultural facility, unique to the UK, and an animal centre and zoo.

A further £31 million investment in our student accommodation, agri-technology centre, and sports facilities is planned for the next four years.

Your Learning Experience

Reaseheath offers a supportive learning environment with a focus on the vocational provision. Our courses ensure that graduates leave with the knowledge, skills and qualifications that employers are looking for.

We support our students with:

  • Small group teaching with high levels of individual support
  • Lecturers with extensive industry experience
  • High number of teaching hours with tutors
  • Specialist facilities
  • Opportunities for study tours overseas
  • Strong links with employers
  • Industry-relevant programmes that offer transferable skills
  • Additional qualifications to further enhance your career prospects.

Additional Qualifications

Our degree programmes provide you with the opportunity to study a range of secondary qualifications. These specific qualifications are taken alongside your course and provide an opportunity to gain industry-recognised qualifications.

Additional qualifications are specific to each subject area. Where possible we aim to provide these as part of your programme of study but a subsidised cost may be charged for some.

Employers often require industry-specific qualifications in addition to a degree, so these practical qualifications can enhance career prospects and employability. They offer industry-relevant skills and training that employers are looking for and offer graduates a leading position in a competitive jobs market.

Programmes taught in:
  • English

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The course includes specialist modules and practical experience with a range of domestic and companion species, enabling students to understand the behavior and welfare o ... [+]

The Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Behaviour and Welfare can be followed by undertaking studies in post-graduate education or alternatively being employed within the industry.

The course includes specialist modules and practical experience with a range of domestic and companion species, enabling students to understand the behavior and welfare of many different animals, both in captivity and in the wild. Students are taught at Reaseheath throughout Year 1 utilizing the zoo-licensed facilities on campus, with subsequent study in Years 2 and 3 being undertaken exclusively at the University of Chester.

Work in the field will expand your knowledge of animal behavior, and there is an opportunity for dissertation work which will allow you to work with lecturing staff on relevant unique research projects.... [-]

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The programme embeds key veterinary science modules such as Mammalian Biochemistry and Veterinary Microbiology and Immunology which allows graduates to access entry into ... [+]

The course focuses on the science behind the latest advances in the equine industry.

The programme embeds key veterinary science modules such as Mammalian Biochemistry and Veterinary Microbiology and Immunology which allows graduates to access entry into a wide range of paraveterinary postgraduate courses and employment opportunities. The modules incorporate key laboratory skills which are developed during the degree course and culminate in students having the opportunity to engage in collaborative projects with industry partners.

The links with ‘live’ research projects and opportunities to use new enhanced scientific laboratory facilities create a vibrant and well-resourced environment for undertaking undergraduate dissertations.... [-]

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This programme has been developed with extensive industry input to ensure that the graduates will have the necessary combination of knowledge, skills, and experience to b ... [+]

This course centers on the athletic performance of the horse and rider, preparing students for a career in equestrian performance, coaching or team performance management.

This programme has been developed with extensive industry input to ensure that the graduates will have the necessary combination of knowledge, skills, and experience to be able to contribute to the success and growth of the equestrian performance industry.

The course focuses on the underlying factors which affect performance, adopts quantitative methods to assess performance and then evaluates a range of techniques to enhance performance and assess the impact of external factors on success.

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The course includes specialist modules and practical experience where students will gain skills and knowledge in such areas as species identification, live trapping techn ... [+]

The Bachelor’s Degree in Wildlife Conservation and Ecology is aimed at those who wish to develop a career in wildlife conservation and provides a unique combination of academic study with hands-on training and experience in conservation, ecology, and wildlife.

The course includes specialist modules and practical experience where students will gain skills and knowledge in such areas as species identification, live trapping techniques, population management, and strategies by which to effectively conserve species and biodiversity.

Work in the field will expand your knowledge on conservation, ecology, and wildlife, and there is an opportunity for dissertation work in the final year to include ecological fieldwork. This allows students to work with lecturing staff on relevant unique research experiences.... [-]

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