Royal Agricultural University

Royal Agricultural University

Applied Equine Science

The programme provides advanced scientific information which is specific in its relation to the problems and processes involved in the management of horses and ancillary equine industries; individuals who have an interest in the horse industry are encouraged to use the information provided in a practical manner and it is hoped to provide a bridge between academic equine research and the practical equine world; this gives an understanding of developments of equine scientific importance and, at the same time, provide a higher academic qualification which can act as a stepping stone for further research.

Entry requirements

Applicants normally require an Honours degree (minimum 2.1), or a HND with a distinction profile, in a biologically-based scientific subject; mature candidates with significant relevant work experience and lower academic qualifications also considered following interview; IELTS 6.5 average with no element below 5.5; students with other qualifications (e.g. alternative English language or overseas qualifications) are advised to contact admissions to discuss the suitability of their award for entry to their preferred programme of study.

Course modules

Modules include: Equine genetics and breeding; management of reproduction; equine pasture, forage and turf management; equine nutrition; exercise physiology; research methodology; equine health; equine behaviour and welfare; dissertation.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by coursework, examinations and a written dissertation.

Sponsorship information

Self-funded; UK and EU scholarships and bursaries may be available; substantial bursaries available for non-EU students.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 6,000 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 7,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 6,000 per Academic year (EU fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Royal Agricultural University Cirencester GL7 6JS South West

Key information

Telephone number: 
01285 889912