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Equine Behaviour and Welfare PGCert

Equine Behaviour and Welfare PGCert

Different course options

Study mode

Part time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas

Horse Management Horse Training Animal Psychology / Behaviour Studies

Course type


Course Summary

The Postgraduate Certificate in Equine Behaviour and Welfare provides you with the opportunity to develop and further explore a range of applied subjects within the field of equestrian science, with a specific focus on optimising the welfare of the horse through the employment of appropriate management strategies within the routine care of equestrian athletes.

This Postgraduate Certificate can be completed in one year and, on successful completion, graduates have the opportunity to progress to the PG Diploma Equine Science and then on to MSc Equine Science, or directly on to the MSc Equine Science. The PG Certificate therefore acts as an ideal transition to postgraduate study for those who may not be in a position to move straight on to a full Masters programme.

The taught modules within the equine postgraduate provision are delivered via weekend study blocks to help you fit study alongside your career and/or personal commitments.


Challenge yourself to reach new heights in your field alongside internationally-known equine scientists, coaches and competitors. Be inspired in world-class facilities. Our strong reputation in industry means our graduates move into exciting equine careers. We're among the biggest equine education centres in the world.

Whether you want to progress into equine science, therapy, behaviour or business, you'll find unrivalled opportunities at Hartpury, year on year. Find your perfect degree.


Equine Behaviour and Welfare - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

Fee for part-time (Per 15 Credits): £583.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

Fee for part-time (Per 15 Credits): £1083.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Applicants should have at least a lower second class (2:2) honours degree in a relevant subject. Students with non-relevant qualifications but with work experience or professional experience will be considered on an individual basis.

University information

Hartpury University is a specialist provider of agriculture, animal, equine and veterinary education, based in Gloucestershire, in the heart of England’s countryside. Students can choose from taught and applied research Master’s degrees, as well as PhDs, in animal, agriculture, equine, sport and veterinary subjects. World-class facilities and expertise, small class sizes and a personal teaching approach offer students what they need to...more