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

A good Honours degree in a cognate scientific subject (preferably a bioscience at least 2.1). Mature candidates with significant relevant work experience and lower academic qualifications may also be considered for entry, following interview with the course manager. IELTS: For students whose 1st language is not English, the University will accept International English Language Test (IELTS) with a minimum score of 6.5 average with no element below 5.5. Students with other qualifications, including overseas awards and alternative English language qualifications, are advised to contact Admissions to discuss the suitability of their award.

Course modules

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

Assessment methods

Assessment is by coursework, examinations and a written dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Part-time October 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

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

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Key information

Contact: 
Admissions
Telephone number: 
01285 889912