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MSc Equine Performance Science

Different course options

Full time | Writtle University College | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Horses / Ponies Keeping Zoology

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This taught master's programme, launching in September, can be studied over one year on a full time basis or two years on a part time basis.

Designed to take your equine knowledge, academic skills and research practice to the next level, the course provides a range of modules carefully planned to enhance your experience through a range of delivery methods and unique learning experiences. Our research-led teaching team will deliver the programme through a range of lectures, demonstrations and a variety of other platforms to ensure that your learning experience is exciting and challenging. At our stunning equine campus, set in rural Essex, you will gain practical support from our teaching team of industry specialists supporting competitive horses in training. This will allow to you to fully integrate the theory taught with ongoing case studies to gain 'real life' on understanding of the ages and stages of training in relation to nutrition, farriery, training, breeding, behaviour and much more.

The course will focus on equine performance through the study of gait evaluation, pathophysiology of injury, advanced and applied nutrition, exercise physiology, equitation science, human influences on equine performance, and methods to evaluate and enhance performance in a range of disciplines. We will provide you with current research focussed materials and work with cutting edge technology used both within academic research and in the field to monitor and evaluate performance and welfare. Underpinned by 'real' industry experience, we will support you to ensure that you are well prepared for the work-place and your personal career aims, by developing skills to plan and manage significant projects and develop outstanding interpersonal and people management skills.

Modules

This module focuses on elements of the professional research process applicable to students studying for a postgraduate qualification in Equine Science. Students will determine appropriate ways to evaluate the design, ethics and conduct of research, learn how to critically analyse different sources, and prepare effective and professional reports and papers, demonstrating critical awareness and originality on any subject linked to equine performance. As well as studying approaches to traditional research and experimental design, students will learn the systematic review process and effective database searching, always in topics related to the equine athlete. Emphasis will be placed on methods that are objective, systematic, reliable, valid, ethical, effective and efficient. This module will prepare students for dealing with research in all modules and in particular the Taught Masters Dissertation module. This module includes learning of advanced skills in the interpretation of quantitative and qualitative research data, and develops a critical understanding of the ethical considerations involved in the collection of data for research in the area of equine performance.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

8,160

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

13,433

Entry requirements

Candidates from the United Kingdom higher education sector will normally hold a first honours degree at 2.2 or above in a related subject. Prospective students with a first honours degree at 2.1 or above in another discipline but with significant work experience in Equine Science or related areas will also be considered for entrance on the masters' programme.