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Writtle College – Equine Courses

Established in 1893, Writtle College has been producing leaders in the land-based industries and organisations for over 110 years. Writtle is one of the oldest and largest specialist institutes in the UK and offers a range of courses . 
The College’s Equine Training and Development Unit provides stabling for around 40 horses and incorporates a range of stable designs. There is also a 50 x 40m indoor arena and two outdoor arenas, horse walker, jumping paddocks and a cross country course. At the Unit students can develop practical skills, from grooming, tacking up and clipping through to lungeing and first aid skills.
The Lordships Stud is an extensive working stud unit which houses a variety of broodmares, foals, stallions and youngstock. It operates as a commercial stud and as an excellent educational facility for students.
Writtle’s equine graduates have a proven track record in securing exciting and challenging positions in all sectors of the equine industry, both at home and abroad, in vocational and commercial situations

Diploma Courses at Writtle College

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Writtle Equestrian CentreLevel 1 Work-Based Diploma in Horse Care

This course is for students with little experience of working with horses to date and with no previous equine qualifications. Some experience of working with horses is preferred although not essential.
Areas of Study – Five mandatory units on basic horse care, to include assisting with the handling of horses and general yard duties. There is an optional riding unit which can be completed depending on previous experience.
Work Placements – You will receive regular training at an approved workplace where you will be monitored regularly through visits by a training officer from Writtle College.
Method of Assessment – Assessment is on a continuing basis in the workplace by the Work-based assessors and also from roving College Assessors as necessary.
After completion of your course you could progress to a higher level qualification such as the Level 2 Work based Diploma in Horse Care as an apprentice or on to a full-time Level 2 Equine course at the College.

Level 3 Diploma/Subsidiary Diploma in Horse Management

These courses are primarily designed for students who need to bridge the gap between Further and Higher Education. Previous qualifications (e.g. AS Levels) will influence whether a student will undertake the Diploma or Subsidiary Diploma.
Areas of Study – This course is made up of the following: Prepare horses for presentation, animal feeding, anatomy and physiology, horse tack and equipment, animal health, riding and exercising horses.
This list is not exhaustive.
Work Placements – A minimum of 300 hours must be completed at a work placement within the horse industry. Our Industrial Liaison Officer will help you find a suitable placement and will visit you at your placement to monitor your progress. This is in addition to yard duties at the horse unit and Lordships Stud, which ensures that your training will be standardised meeting College criteria.
Method of Assessment – Students will be assessed in a variety of ways – practical sessions, posters, presentations, reports and examinations. As a guide, you should plan to undertake an additional six hours of private study per week in order to complete your assessment work.
After Completion of Your Course – Progress to a higher level qualification such as a Foundation or Honours degree in equine, animal science/management or agriculture, or undertake an Apprenticeship programme. You will have also developed the necessary knowledge and skills to equip you for yard supervision, for work as a competition groom, a stud hand or administrator within a feed or equine insurance company.
You will need – Five GCSEs at grade C or above to include English, Science and Maths or AS Level qualification. Entry requirements for mature students will be considered on an individual basis.
You will also need a riding ability that is close to British Horse Society (BHS) Stage 2 standard and some experience of working with horses.
Due to the nature of horses at the College, students should weigh no more than 13 stone; non-riding stud options are available.
Please note: The College does not expect students to have passed any BHS exams prior to coming to Writtle; this is just a guide to the level required for entry. Full details of this can be found on www.bhs.org.uk

Level 2 Diploma in Horse Care

This course will enable you to develop your practical skills in riding or stud work, reinforced by the study of equine theory. This course is more practical and less academic than some of the other courses.
Areas of Study – This course is made up of: horse grooming, trimming and plaiting, horse tack and clothing, feeding and watering horses, introduction to lungeing, animal biology, horse handling, work-related experience, riding horses.
This list is not exhaustive.
Work Placements – A minimum of 150 hours must be completed at a work placement within the horse industry. Our Industrial Liaison Officer will help you find a suitable placement and will visit you at your placement to monitor your progress. This is in addition to yard duties at the horse unit and Lordships Stud, which ensures that your training will be standardised meeting College criteria.
Method of Assessment – You will be assessed in a variety of ways – practical assessments, worksheets, questions, projects, poster, presentations, and exams.
As a guide, you should plan to undertake an additional four hours of study outside of College study per week in order to complete your assessment work.
After Completion of Your Course – Progress to the Level 3 Diploma or Extended Diploma in Horse Management or undertake the Level 3 Work-based Diploma in Horse Management. You will also be well placed to find a job in the industry which requires ‘hands-on’ practical skills.
Level 2 – Credits 60
Attendance – 1 Year FT

You will need – Four GCSEs at grade A-D to include a minimum of grade C in either English, Maths or Science plus a suitable reference. Students’ require a riding ability close to British Horse Society (BHS) Stage 1 standard. Some experience of working with horses is necessary.
Due to the nature of horses at the College, students should weigh no more than 13 stone; non-riding stud options are available.
Please note: The College does not expect students to have passed any BHS exams prior to coming to Writtle, this is just a guide to the level required for entry. Full details of this can be found on www.bhs.org.uk

Level 2 Work-Based Diploma in Horse Care

This course is preferably studied as an Apprenticeship or occasionally as a ‘Stand Alone’ qualification. You will study the following Functional Skills: English, Maths, ICT and Working with Others, together with a one day First Aid course and an Intermediate Certificate in Horse Care as a Technical Certificate.
Areas of Study – Include general yard duties plus loading and unloading, riding and lungeing or long reining horses and health care.
Work Placements – You will receive continuous assessment in the workplace by a qualified Assessor who will visit you every two months to monitor progress and carry out planned assessments.
Method of Assessment – You will receive continuous assessment in the workplace by a qualified Assessor who will visit you every two months to monitor progress and carry out planned assessments.
After Completion of Your Course – Upon completion of this course you could progress to a higher level qualification such as Level 3 Work-based Diploma in Horse Care or the Extended Diploma Horse Management. Direct entry to BHS Stage 2 or 3 is also possible with this qualification. You will also be ready to apply for a position such as a qualified groom or yard assistant.
Level 2 – Credits  41
Attendance – Up to 18 months PT
You will need – To be working in the industry and ideally hold Pony Club qualifications, British Horse Society (BHS) Stage 1 or a Level 1 qualification. You will need to have some experience of working with horses already.

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Horse Management

This broad-ranging course will enable you to develop your skills in riding and stud work, practical work, teaching and underpinning knowledge. This course is a good progression route for degree programmes.
Areas of Study – This course is made up of: (core units) fit tack, behaviour and welfare, animal biology, yard and stable management, horse nutrition, animal health, investigative project, breeding and stud practices, work experience, fitness and training, rehabilitation and therapy, Equitation Practical, (Optional units) Youngstock Training, Equestrian Teaching, Riding on the Flat, Riding over Fences.
This list is not exhaustive
Work Placements – A minimum of 300 hours must be completed at a work placement within the horse industry. Our Industrial Liaison Officer will help you find a suitable placement and will visit you at your placement to monitor your progress. This is in addition to yard duties at the horse unit and Lordships Stud, which ensures that your training will be standardised meeting College criteria.
Method of Assessment – Assessment will take place through a variety of practical assessments, posters, presentations, logbooks, reports and examinations. As a guide, you should plan to undertake an additional eight hours of private study per week in order to complete your assessment work.
After Completion of Your Course – You could progress to a higher level qualification such as a degree programme in equine, animal science/management or agriculture. You will have also developed the necessary knowledge and skills to equip you for yard supervision, for work as a competition groom, a stud hand or administrator within a feed or equine insurance company.
Level 3  Credits 180
Attendance
– 2 Years FT

You will need – Five GCSEs at grade C or above which must include English, Mathematics, Science and two other academic subject. You will also need a riding ability that is close to British Horse Society (BHS) Stage 2 standard and some experience of working with horses. 
This course will provide you with the knowledge and skills required to work effectively as an assistant supervisor at an equine establishment. This course is studied preferably as an Advanced Apprenticeship or occasionally as a ‘Stand Alone’ qualification.

Areas of Study – In depth study of the monitoring and routine care of horses, competition fittening programmes, schooling, general exercising and also non-riding options such as Care of the Performance Horse.
Work Placements – You will need to be employed in the equine industry in an approved workplace. You will receive regular visits from trained College staff who will monitor your progress. Advanced Apprentices if aged 16-18 are exempt from the national minimum wage, if aged 19+ at the start of the scheme, then are exempt from the minimum wage for the first 12 months.
Method of Assessment – You will receive continuous assessment in the workplace by a qualified Assessor who will visit every two months to monitor progress and complete planned assessments.
After Completion of Your Course – Upon completion, students can progress to BHS Stages 3 or 4. You will also have the skills required to work as an assistant yard manager or assistant stud manager.
You will need – To be working in the industry and hold a Level 2 Horse Care qualification.

 

BSc & Diploma of Higher Education Equine Courses at Writtle College

 (For Higher Education Diplomas / MSc / Post Graduate Courses Scroll Down)

Writtle College Equine CoursesBSc (Hons) Equine Breeding and

Stud Management

The equine breeding industry is wide and diverse, employing many tens of thousands of people throughout the world. There are over 2,000 registered breeders and over 70 breeding associations and societies in the UK alone. This course aims to provide students with the opportunity to widen and enhance their practical skills, whilst developing an extensive understanding of the scientific and management principles behind equine breeding. 

Course Modules include – Sector Studies (EQ), Biological Processes (EQ), Functional Anatomy, Mammalian Anatomy and Physiology,  (EQ)Equine Nutrition, Stud Husbandry Skills
Academic and Professional Development (EQ), Exercise Physiology, Equine Health Management, Reproduction and Genetics, Applied Stud Management, Dissertation,
Young Stock Production,  Grassland Science and Production, Equine Computer Applications, Equine Sports Medicine, Equine Breeding Systems, Issues Facing the Stud Industry, Biomechanics, Equine Structural Development

BSc (Hons) Equine Sports Therapy

Course Modules Include – Sector Studies (EQ), Mammalian Anatomy and Physiology (EQ), Functional Anatomy, Saddle Fitting and Farriery, Equine Nutrition, 
Academic and Professional Development (EQ), Equine Therapy, Equine Health Management, Exercise Physiology, Rehabilitation and Performance, Dissertation (EQ),
Equine Massage and Performance Therapy, Biomechanics, Equine Sports Medicine
Optional – Equine Practical Skills, Husbandry Skills, Equine Behaviour, Equine Performance Nutrition, Equitation and Equestrian Coaching, Training and Equestrian Enterprise Management , Equine Feed Technology, Applied Behaviour and Animal Welfare (EQ), Rider Fitness and Performance, Advanced Equitation

BSc (Hons) Equine Science (Behaviour and Welfare)

These degrees encourage students to develop and demonstrate appropriate intellectual and research skills. They will enable graduates to demonstrate an understanding of the underlying principles associated with equine function and the concepts and ideas that are at the forefront of the discipline; communicate with general public; apply scientific principles and an understanding of the appropriate investigative methods associated with research to the equine industry, demonstrate competence in technical and relevant practical skills and be life long learners who can positively contribute to the equine industry. The core components of the course are mammalian anatomy and physiology, equine biomechanics, equine nutrition, physiology, health management and structural development. In addition to these core equine science modules, students will specialise in Behaviour and Welfare by studying modules in Behaviour, Health and Welfare, Bioethics and Applied Behaviour and Welfare. Students will also follow a programme of study which develops their awareness of the professional and work skills required to work in the equine sector and enhances their own leaning and analytical abilities. All students will be expected to complete a dissertation in their final year.

Course Modules Include – Sector Studies (EQ), Mammalian Anatomy and Physiology (EQ), Functional Anatomy, Biological Processes (EQ), Equine Nutrition, Equine Practical Skills,
Academic and Professional Development (EQ), Exercise Physiology, Equine Health Management, Bioethics, Equine Performance Nutrition, Equine Behaviour, Grassland Science and Production, Dissertation (EQ), Biomechanics, Equine Structural Development, Equine Feed Technology , Equine Sports Medicine, Complementary Therapies, Applied Behaviour and Animal Welfare (EQ)

BSc (Hons) Equine Studies and Business Management

The horse industry has undergone rapid development in the last decade and a wide range of career opportunities exist for those who can offer a combination of relevant scientific, practical skills in areas such as equitation, breeding and stud management, youngstock production and marketing, whilst at the same time developing commercial awareness and business skills. Within the second and third years of the course, students with the desire to manage an equestrian enterprise or run their own business, are able to develop a specialism in equine business management through the study of specified modules. The business management skills aquired are transferable to many other professions outside the immediate equine sector.

Course Modules Include - Sector Studies (EQ), Mammalian Anatomy and Physiology (EQ), Equine Nutrition, Husbandry Skills, Essential Business, Academic and Professional Development (EQ), Applied Equine Technology, Grassland Science and Production, Management Concepts and Practice, Dissertation (EQ), The Equestrian Industry, Current Issues in the Equine Industry, Equine Computer Applications, Computer Applications for Equine Business, Equine Computer Applications, Applied Business
Optional – Academic and Professional Development (EQ), Training and Equestrian Enterprise Management, Young Stock Production, Applied Stud Management

BSc (Hons) Equine Studies (Behaviour and Nutrition)

The course offers the opportunity for students to pursue applied aspects of equine management, and the practical and electronic technologies currently in use in the equine industry. In addition, the Behaviour and Nutrition option in this programme will allows student to study modules in Behaviour, Equine Performance Nutrition, Equine Feed Technology and Applied Behaviour and Welfare which will give them a sound understanding of their chosen subject area and an in-depth knowledge of the latest advances in the field. Fully embedded within the programme are opportunities for students to develop their awareness of the professional, analytical and work skills required for employment in the broader equine sector. All students will be expected to complete a dissertation in their final year.

Course Modules Include - Sector Studies (EQ), Husbandry Skills, Applied Equine Management, Mammalian Anatomy and Physiology (EQ), Equine Nutrition, Academic and Professional Development (EQ), Applied Equine Technology, Grassland Science and Production, Equine Behaviour, Equine Performance Nutrition, Dissertation (EQ), Equine Computer Applications, Current Issues in the Equine Industry, Equine Feed Technology, Applied Behaviour and Animal Welfare (EQ)
Optional – Equitation and Equestrian Coaching, Training and Equestrian Enterprise Management, Young Stock Production, Applied Stud Management, Rider Fitness and Performance, Advanced Equitation, Complementary Therapies, Equine Structural Development 

BSc (Hons) Equine Studies (Sports Horse Performance)

The course offers the opportunity for students to learn about applied aspects of equine management, and the practical and electronic technologies currently in use in the equine industry. In addition, the Sports Horse Performance option in this programme will be allow student to study modules in Exercise Physiology, Equine Health Management, Biomechanics and Equine Structural Development which will give them a sound understanding of their chosen subject area and an in-depth knowledge of the latest advances in the field. Students will also follow a programme of study which develops their awareness of the professional and work skills required to work in the equine sector and enhances their own leaning and analytical abilities. All students will be expected to complete a dissertation in their final year.

Course Modules Include – Sector Studies (EQ), Husbandry Skills, Applied Equine Management, Applied Equine Management, Mammalian Anatomy and Physiology (EQ), Equine Nutrition, Academic and Professional Development (EQ), Applied Equine Technology, Grassland Science and Production, Exercise Physiology,  Equine Health Management,  Dissertation (EQ), Equine Structural Development, Current Issues in the Equine Industry, Biomechanics, Equine Sports Medicine 
Optional –  Equitation and Equestrian Coaching, Training and Equestrian Enterprise Management, Young Stock Production, Applied Stud Management, Rider Fitness and Performance, Advanced Equitation, Complementary Therapies, Equine Structural Development

BSc (Hons) Equestrian Coaching and Sports Performance

This is a self-contained course that will prepare students for a career within the coaching or equestrian sports industry. The scheme will investigate both the human and equine athlete and cover a broad range of topics which will allow them to gain an understanding of all aspects of sports performance focussing on the human-equine combination. The themes throughout the scheme will include sports psychology, physiology, coaching and analysis, thus meeting the demands of the equestrian sports industry and will cover the required information for qualifications including UKCC level 1 and 2. Graduates will be conversant with the underpinning science behind equestrian sports performance with the associated practical experience and skills required for the preparation of the equestrian athlete. Graduates will be equipped with the technical understanding and skills to adapt to a variety of workplaces and be familiar with the use of cutting edge technologies to contribute positively to both the equine and human athlete in a range of contexts.

Course Modules Include - Sector Studies (EQ), Mammalian Anatomy and Physiology (EQ), Equine Nutrition, Saddle Fitting and Farriery, Coaching in Practice, Husbandry Skills, Academic and Professional Development (EQ), Equine Therapy, Equine Performance Nutrition, Equitation and Equestrian Coaching, Training and Equestrian Enterprise Management, Exercise Physiology, Principles of Training, Dissertation (EQ), Rider Fitness and Performance, Equine Sports Medicine, Biomechanics, Analysis of the Performer, Applied Sports and Exercise Psychology, Advanced Equitation

Entry Requirements for BSc Courses at Writtle College
The following information provides students with the entry requirements for this particular course.
UCAS Tariff Points 260
GCE A Levels 260 UCAS tariff points, to include one GCE A level grade C or above
Irish Certificate 260 UCAS tariff points, to include 3 x ILC higher at B1
Scottish Highers 4 x B
International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Minimum of 24 points (pass) (260)
BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma DMM (280)
BTEC Level 3 Diploma D*D* (280)
City & Guilds Level 3 Extended Diploma Merit (240)
City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma Distinction (240)

Please note that an equivalent or higher combination of grades to that indicated above will also be accepted.

Writtle Equestrian Courses

Diploma of Higher Education Equestrian Coaching and Sports Performance

Equestrian coaching has undergone a metamorphosis in the last few years. Gone are the days when if you taught riding you were just an instructor, the modern coach takes a much more holistic approach to training the horse and rider.
The Diploma of HE in Equestrian Coaching and Sports Performance is a great stepping stone qualification for students looking for a career working to improve performance of both equine and human athletes. Designed to align with the UK Coaching Certificate this course combines elements of equitation with sports science allowing graduates to provide training to both horse and rider. This course covers basic anatomy and physiology, saddle fitting and farriery and its impact on performance, equine therapy, performance nutrition, as well as both equine specific and sports coaching skills.
In addition to being a standalone qualification the course follows the same modules as the first 2 years of the BSc (Hons) Equestrian Coaching and Sports Performance allowing easy progression following successful completion of the course.

Course Modules Include - Sector Studies (EQ), Husbandry Skills, Mammalian Anatomy and Physiology (EQ), Equine Nutrition, Saddle Fitting and Farriery,  Coaching in Practice, Training and Equestrian Enterprise Management, Academic and Professional Development (EQ), Equitation and Equestrian Coaching, Exercise Physiology, Equine Therapy,  Equine Performance Nutrition, Principles of Training 

Diploma of Higher Education Equine Breeding and Stud Management

This unique and specialist 2 year course is ideal for students who wish to pursue a career in the stud industry. In addition, successful completion allows direct access onto the final year of the BSc (Hons) Equine Breeding and Stud Management programme.

Our close proximity to Newmarket is ideal for those who have a keen interest bloodstock and may wish to gain experience in this sector. We also utilise our very own Lordships Stud, which is based within walking distance of the halls of residence. Lordships Stud has a strong focus on sports horse breeding, but also houses two pony stallions for students to gain experience with. We combine ‘hands on’ education with the underpinning theoretical knowledge to equip students with the skills set and knowledge base required to embark on a career with stud horses. From monitoring our broodmares as they approach foaling time to handling and training the young horses, students are encouraged to be part of every aspect of stud management!

Course Modules Include – Sector Studies (EQ), Biological Processes (EQ), Functional Anatomy, Mammalian Anatomy and Physiology (EQ),  Equine Nutrition, Stud Husbandry Skills, Academic and Professional Development (EQ), Exercise Physiology, Equine Health Management, Reproduction and Genetics, Applied Stud Management,  Young Stock Production, Grassland Science and Production

Diploma of Higher Education Equine Science

This two year course provides a insight of what it is like to study Equine Science at degree level. The course structure follows the first two years of the BSc (Hons) Equine Science making it very easy to progress straight onto this course following successful completion of the Dip HE in Equine Science.
This course is all about the scientific principles that underpin the management of the horse. It provides ideal background for those wanting a more scientific or research orientated career. It has less hands on horses than some of the other courses although maintains the equine focus. Although this is broad based course, some of the highlights include equine behaviour in the second year and focusing on nutrition both through Equine Performance Nutrition and Grassland Science and Production.

Course Modules Include – Equine Practical Skills, Biological Processes (EQ), Functional Anatomy, Sector Studies (EQ), Mammalian Anatomy and Physiology (EQ),  Equine Nutrition, Academic and Professional Development (EQ), Bioethics, Equine Performance Nutrition, Exercise Physiology, Grassland Science and Production, Equine Behaviour, Equine Health Management

Diploma of Higher Education Equine Science (Behaviour and Welfare)

This two year course provides a insight of what it is like to study Equine Science at degree level. The course structure follows the first two years of the BSc (Hons) Equine Science making it very easy to progress straight onto this course following successful completion of the Dip HE in Equine Science.This course is all about the scientific principles that underpin the management of the horse. It provides ideal background for those wanting a more scientific or research orientated career. It has less hands on horses than some of the other courses although maintains the equine focus. Although this is broad based course, some of the highlights include equine behaviour in the second year and focusing on nutrition both through Equine Performance Nutrition and Grassland Science and Production.

Course Modules Include - Sector Studies (EQ), Mammalian Anatomy and Physiology (EQ), Functional Anatomy, Biological Processes (EQ), Equine Nutrition, Equine Practical Skills, Academic and Professional Development (EQ), Exercise Physiology, Equine Health Management, Bioethics, Equine Performance Nutrition, Equine Behaviour, Grassland Science and Production  

Diploma of Higher Education Equine Sports Therapy

This diploma is a great way to introduce students into the world of Equine Sports Therapy. The course follows the same modules as the BSc (Hons) Equine Sports Therapy and so allows successful students to progress onto the degree and gives access to the Equinenergy (EBW) professional equine sports massage qualification.
This Diploma takes you through finding out about the structure and function of the horse and then relates that to how the horse moves and how the natural gait may change when areas of tension are seen in the musculature. It also demonstrates how important it is to work as a team player alongside the veterinarian, farrier, saddle fitter, dentist and trainer to enhance and optimise the horses’ wellbeing, body balance and performance. For those students that have a passion for horses and want to work in an evolving and progressive part of the industry this is definitely the pathway for you.

Course Modules Include – Sector Studies (EQ), Mammalian Anatomy and Physiology (EQ), Functional Anatomy, Saddle Fitting and Farriery, Equine Nutrition, Academic and Professional Development (EQ), Equine Therapy, Equine Health Management, Exercise Physiology, Rehabilitation and Performance
Optional – Equine Practical Skills, Husbandry Skills, Equine Behaviour, Equine Performance Nutrition, Equitation and Equestrian Coaching, Training and Equestrian Enterprise Management 

Diploma of Higher Education Equine Studies and Business Management

The horse industry has undergone rapid development in the last decade and a wide range of career opportunities exist for those who can offer a combination of relevant scientific, practical and business skills. This unique 2 year course is made up of three quarters equine based modules and one quarter specialist business modules. For many of our students this has provided an excellent opportunity to gain skills needed to work within a wide range of employment in the business sector or go on to an equine based career.
Business modules focus on elements such as financial management, human resources, marketing and organisational structures within businesses as well as subjects like the main theories of motivation. Equine specific elements include anatomy and physiology, nutrition and grassland management. The second year also allows students to select either equitation or stud modules depending on their interest.

Course Modules Include – Sector Studies (EQ), Mammalian Anatomy and Physiology (EQ), Equine Nutrition, Husbandry Skills, Essential Business, Academic and Professional Development (EQ), Applied Equine Technology, Grassland Science and Production, Management Concepts and Practice 
Optional – Equitation and Equestrian Coaching, Young Stock Production, Training and Equestrian Enterprise Management, Applied Stud Management 

Entry Requirements for Diplomas of higher education    UCAS Tariff Points 200

For more information on applying for a course at Writtle College follow the link below:
http://www.writtle.ac.uk/Undergraduate-Applications#full 

 

MSc Equine Applied Science

WrittleThe MSc Applied Equine Science course aims to provide students with the ability to:

  • Study, at an advanced level, the principles and practice of equine science and the intrinsic problems which occur as a result of the diversity of the use of the horse and show critical awareness of current problems, and / or new insights in the field
  • Critically evaluate and apply research methodology, experimental design and information technology in the context of applied equine science and ensure conceptual understanding of this information which will enable originality to be shown in the design of hypotheses
  • Investigate, explore, analyse and appraise a named area of equine science through the extended literature review, investigative project and dissertation.
  • Research and enquiry are used to interpret knowledge of the horse as an athletic, competition and breeding animal in the context of equine health and performance.

Who is the Course for

The course offers students an opportunity to study at Masters Level in both an innovative and flexible manner. The structure of the courses allows students to develop core skills and understanding in equine science.
The full time course will be run over 12 months, the part time over two years. Taught modules will be delivered in Semesters A and B. The Dissertation will run over a period of 20 weeks subsequent to the taught modules. A full time student will study two ‘classroom based’ modules in Semester A: Research Methods (15 credits) and Equine Health (15 credits). Another two modules will be run over semesters A and B: Contemporary Issues in the Equine Industry (15 credits) and the ‘tutorial guided learning’ module: Extended Literature Review (15 credits). A second ‘tutorial guided learning’ module: Investigative Project (45 credits) will also run over Semesters A and B. Semester B will contain another ‘classroom based’ module: Equine Performance (15 credits). Upon successful completion of the above modules, the student will be accepted on the Dissertation (60 credits) module to gain a full MSc (180 credits).

Key Features

  • Specialist named award routes: Breeding and Reproduction, Behaviour and Welfare, Nutrition and Sports Performance
  • Innovative and Flexible Delivery including significant portions of the courses undertaking investigative projects and dissertations
  • Emphasis on research lead learning
  • Students will build and augment a specific and distinctive research focus.

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Chelmsford
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