menu icon
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Latest news
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 looks to support students to gain employment in a range of avenues within the equine industry. Alongside those skills, students will also be prepared for graduate roles in other industries. Students are given agency over their own career path, and are able to choose an assessment suited to their own professional development on the pathway of their choice: performance consultancy, teaching in academia, technical sales and consultancy, event management, self-employed specialist or resource management. Regardless of their chosen specialism, delivery will help to foster a multidisciplinary approach to problem solving, develop transferable industry skills and enhance scientific communication to support students to explore career opportunities and provide a springboard into their chosen career.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

£8,000

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

For this course (per year)

£13,170

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

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.