University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

Equine Science

This programme povides scientific knowledge relating to the management of health, reproduction, behaviour, nutrition and exercise in the horse; it also demonstrates how a scientific approach can be applied at a practical level with resultant benefits in equine performance and welfare.

Entry requirements

Applicants require a UK 2.1 undergraduate degree, or its equivalent, in veterinary science or biological sciences with subject areas including zoology, animal science, equine science, pharmacology, or pharmacy; applicants whose 1st language is not English require: IELTS 6.5 (with at least 6.0 in each module); TOEFL internet-based test 92 (with at least 20 in each module); PTE 61 (with at least 56 in each of the communicative skills sections); or CPE grade C or CAE grade B.

Course modules

Modules include: research methods in equine science; equine digestion and nutrition; equine behaviour and welfare; equine orthopaedics; equine reproduction; equitation science; equine exercise physiology; dissertation (MSc).

Assessment methods


Sponsorship information

Limited funding available.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgCert Online study - 1 years
PgDip Online study - 2 years
Professional Development Diploma Part-time - 2 years
MSc Online study - 3 years

Campus details

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Distance learning

Key information

Programme Administrator
Telephone number: 
0131 650 8783