Nottingham Trent University

Nottingham Trent University

Equine Performance, Health and Welfare

This suite of postgraduate courses provides a thorough understanding of equine health, performance and welfare within the context of the human use of horses. The courses have been designed to meet the growing number of equestrian professions that require a high level of theoretical knowledge, and strong research skills. This suite of courses is unique in the UK. The courses focus on the recent advances in equine health and disease, sports horse nutrition, behaviour, ethics, exercise physiology, equitation science, and genetics in the context of enhancing equine performance, health and welfare. They combine advanced research and academic skills with applied science skills. We are one of the few universities in the UK to offer taught multidisciplinary modules that develop the scientific expertise and understanding that employers are looking for. You'll study the current issues and insights at the forefront of equine performance, health and welfare, and the philosophical, ethical and legal issues related to these. You'll gain insight into the latest scientific research findings, and critically examine these in a practical context. The research project enables you to undertake and develop your own research interests with the support of experienced supervisors. The MRes courses offer you the chance to develop even further your understanding of equine research and specialise within the fields of either performance or health and welfare. On these courses, you'll enhance your research expertise, enabling you to analyse and report findings to a high scientific standard, and communicate them to a wide range of audiences.

Entry requirements

MRes: a minimum of a 2.1 or equivalent honours biological sciences degree. In the absence of these requirements, applicants will be considered according to the following criteria: mature students with non-traditional qualifications at degree level and a minimum of 5 years relevant work experience, acquired in the UK or internationally may be considered; such other qualification(s) and experience as the admissions panel deem to be equivalent in subject content and level of attainment. These will be assessed following an interview with the prospective student, who will be asked to provide oral and written evidence of attainments. MSc: a minimum of a 2.2 or equivalent honours biological sciences degree. In the absence of the above requirement, applicants will be considered according to the following criteria: mature students with non-traditional qualifications at degree level and a minimum of 5 years relevant work experience, acquired in the UK or internationally may be considered; such other qualification(s) and experience as the admissions panel deem to be equivalent in subject content and level of attainment. These will be assessed following an interview with the prospective student, who will be asked to provide oral and written evidence of attainments.

Course modules

Modules may include: equine health; equestrian performance; ethics and consultation; ethology and welfare; research methods and data analysis; research project.

Assessment methods

Performance is assessed by written assignments, dissertation, oral presentation and examinations.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MRes Full-time - 1 years
MRes Part-time - 2 years
MSc Full-time - 1 years
MSc Part-time - 2 years

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