Masters degrees in Equine Studies and Equine Science are wide-ranging, but typically focus on the health, behaviour, and welfare of horses. Specialisations include Equine Science (veterinary care), Equine Behaviour, and Equestrian Performance and Rehabilitation.
Opportunities for specialisation include Equine Behaviour, Equestrian Performance and Horseracing. Entry requirements usually include an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject, such as Veterinary Science, Biology, or Zoology.
A Masters degree in Equine Studies can be extremely versatile. If your interests are more scientific, you might specialise in veterinary care, breeding or behaviour. Alternatively, you could choose to focus on the role of horses in agriculture, sport, or other purposes such as therapy and rehabilitation.
If you come from a design background, you may even choose to focus your research in areas such as equine livery and accessories, developing new products for both equine and human use.
Careers in Equine Studies may range from stable management to coaching and training, farming and distribution, design technology, or roles in specialised breeding programmes. A Masters in Equine Science could also provide excellent preparation for a PhD.