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MSc Equine Behaviour, Performance and Training (Full-time)

  • Study Type

    Full time & Part time available

  • Subject Areas


  • Start Date


  • Course Duration

    One year full-time

  • Course Type


  • Last Updated

    05 March 2018

Course content

Validated by the University of Portsmouth

Why choose this degree?

  • Excellent facilities, expert teaching, strong links with industry and small class sizes
  • Take your equine knowledge up a level with this specialist postgraduate programme
  • Develop research expertise relevant to industry using extensive laboratory, performance analysis and BHS-approved Equine Centre facilities 

View the current programme specification

What will I learn?

Master’s level units are delivered by tutors qualified at postgraduate level in relevant subjects, many of whom have a strong British Horse Society (BHS) and performance horse background, most being research active.

The research project enables you to undertake a detailed experimental study in a chosen area to develop analytical research skills with the support of dedicated supervisors. Interpretation and critical evaluation of current research findings will enable you to further develop links between the equestrian industry and the equine scientific community.

How will I be assessed?

Units are assessed by a mix of coursework, practical assessments, exams, case studies and project work. Emphasis is placed on the development of critical evaluation and research skills with the use of formative assessments throughout the programme of study. Developmental feedback will enable you to widen the range of your academic skills as you progress through the programme.

Where can I go from here?

Master’s graduates could progress to a career in lecturing, equine behaviour, equestrian training, research support, equestrian journalism, performance analysis or alternatively you may choose to progress to study at doctorate level.

Units Covered

  • Equestrian Training
  • Equestrian Performance
  • Applied Animal Behaviour Science
  • Research Methods
  • Research Project

Visit the MSc Equine Behaviour, Performance and Training (Full-time) page on the University Centre Sparsholt website for more details!





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