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Horse rearing in rural businesses

Course evaluation

Additional course evaluations for BI1288

Academic year 2021/2022

Horse rearing in rural businesses (BI1288-20164)

2021-11-02 - 2022-01-16

Academic year 2020/2021

Horse rearing in rural businesses (BI1288-20093)

2020-11-02 - 2021-01-17

Academic year 2019/2020

Horse rearing in rural businesses (BI1288-20149)

2019-11-01 - 2020-01-19

Academic year 2018/2019

Horse rearing in rural businesses (BI1288-20039)

2018-11-06 - 2019-01-20

Academic year 2017/2018

Horse rearing in rural businesses (BI1288-20097)

2017-10-31 - 2018-01-14


BI1288 Horse rearing in rural businesses, 7.5 Credits

Hästhållning i landsbygdsföretag


Biology Agricultural Science

Education cycle

Bachelor’s level


Title Credits Code
Single module 7.5 0201

Advanced study in the main field

First cycle, has only upper-secondary level entry requirements(G1N)

Grading scale

5:Pass with Distinction, 4:Pass with Credit, 3:Pass, U:Fail The requirements for attaining different grades are described in the course assessment criteria which are contained in a supplement to the course syllabus. Current information on assessment criteria shall be made available at the start of the course.



Prior knowledge

General entry requirements for higher education including the equivalent of Biology 1.


The course provides knowledge, so that the student will be able to independently plan feeding and activities involving horses on the basis of the resources that are provided in a rural business.

On completion of the course, students will be able to:

- calculate diets and account for feeding of horses from a biological and economical perspective

- plan an enterprise within the horse sector, on the basis of different conditions for horse farming, and with regard to sustainable development

- plan and design a horse establishment considering the local environment and outdoor stay in interaction with the landscape, as well as the development of the rural area


The course uses different forms of teaching adjusted to distance learning, with three full days of lectures in Alnarp. There are lectures, seminars, written assignments and project work, as well as cooperation with the horse sector through business contacts and study visits. The course is provided as a half-time distance learning course.

The course deals with animal- and nutrition physiology, specialising in the horse, knowledge of feeds and feed control, nutrient requirements of the horse, as well as determination of diets for different categories of horses. The course also deals with requirements of the horse regarding indoor environment and upkeep, planning of horse establishments, and creation and production of horses and horse-related goods and services as a farm enterprise.

Formats and requirements for examination

Approved written submission assignments, project work and written examination. Participation in study visits.
  • If the student fails a test, the examiner may give the student a supplementary assignment, provided this is possible and there is reason to do so.
  • If the student has been granted special educational support because of a disability, the examiner has the right to offer the student an adapted test, or provide an alternative assessment.
  • If changes are made to this course syllabus, or if the course is closed, SLU shall decide on transitional rules for examination of students admitted under this syllabus but who have not yet passed the course.
  • For the examination of a degree project (independent project), the examiner may also allow the student to add supplemental information after the deadline. For more information on this, please refer to the regulations for education at Bachelor's and Master's level.

Other information

  • The right to take part in teaching and/or supervision only applies to the course date to which the student has been admitted and registered on.
  • If there are special reasons, the student may take part in course components that require compulsory attendance at a later date. For more information on this, please refer to the regulations for education at Bachelor's and Master's level.

Responsible department

Department of Biosystems and Technology

Further information

Determined by: Programnämnden för utbildning inom landskap och trädgård (PN - LT)
Biology field: Övriga biologikurser
Replaces: BI0890

Grading criteria

There are no Grading criteria posted for this course

Course facts

The course is offered as an independent course: Yes Tuition fee: Tuition fee only for non-EU/EEA/Switzerland citizens: 19027 SEK Cycle: Bachelor’s level
Subject: Biology Agricultural Science
Course code: BI1288 Application code: SLU-20138 Location: Alnarp Distance course: Yes Language: Swedish Responsible department: Department of Biosystems and Technology Pace: 50%