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  • Objectives
    The postgraduate programme in Equine Science consists of taught modules delivered via weekend study blocks. Each module offers a coherent, structured insight into an area of equine performance and, on completion, you are awarded a number of credit points (10, 20 or 60) that you can use to gain a postgraduate award. If you accumulate 60 credits you will be eligible for a Postgraduate Certificate in Equine Science, 120 credits gains you a Postgraduate Diploma in Equine Science and 180 credits is a Master's degree in Equine Science. Alternatively, an area could simply be studied out of interest with no formal assessment. Throughout your time at Hartpury College as a postgraduate student of Equine Science, you will have a personal academic tutor to support you in formulating a combination of modules and experiences each year to meet your individual goals and interests. Module weekends in postgraduate study skills are also available at various points throughout the year. The friendly, supportive and personal atmosphere here at Hartpury and the flexible modular programme combines to offer a challenging but enjoyable form of postgraduate study.
  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements -2:1 honours degree or above in Equine Science or Animal Science -2:1 honours degree or above in a biologically-related degree with a supplementary background in the equine field (eg BHS) -Other approved accreditation or professional qualification Please note that applicants may be required to attend an interview
  • Academic Title
    MSc Equine Science
  • Course description

    -Measuring and Improving Athletic Performance of the Horse and Rider
    -Rehabilitation of the Equine Athlete
    -Equine Behaviour
    -Breeding the Performance Horse
    -Equine Welfare and Behaviour

    Teaching and learning
    Learning is through lectures, tutorials, seminar groups, practical sessions, research projects and self-directed study. Assessment is via examinations and research dissertation to gain the full Master's degree.

    Study facilities
    The LRC offers a range of services including an expanding collection of paper-based and online books and journals, exam papers, dissertations, videos/DVDs and industry-relevant magazines and newspapers. Our partnership with the University of the West of England enables all our students to have access to the wider University collections based across campuses in Bristol via the library network.

    Equine Science facilities include:

    -World Class Championship Arena
    -Four Outdoor Arenas (including an 80m x 60m)
    -Four Indoor Arenas (including a new international indoor arena)
    -CCI */**/CIC *** Cross Country Courses
    -Stabling for 230 Horses
    -Home Farm Stud
    -Equine Veterinary and Therapy Centre including:
    -Aquafit Treadmill
    -High Speed Treadmill
    -Operating Theatre
    -Solarium and other Therapy Systems

    Careers/further study
    Postgraduate students may progress to a PhD or find employment in equine/animal science research, lecturing, consultancy or other science-based sectors of the expanding equine industry.

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