Equine Performance and Rehabilitation at Hartpury University - UCAS

Hartpury University

Degree level: Postgraduate

Equine Performance and Rehabilitation (Taught)

Course summary

This course is ideal for those who want to integrate advanced science with high-level equine performance. Applying theory to practice in the real world, you’ll learn how to maximise equestrian athletic performance, aiding the selection of performance horses and extending successful careers. You’ll benefit from world-class technologies including well-renowned equine therapy and rider performance centres that are leading the way in related research. Alongside this, you’ll be encouraged to attend academic and industry conferences and engage with communities of practice to enhance your learning and professional network, including those hosted at Hartpury. Our outstanding competition facilities host over 100 events each year, many at international level, attracting leading equestrian athletes from across the world. We’re home to over 230 horses and riders in our livery centre, many training to be equestrian athletes as part of our Equine Academy. This master’s-level qualification is a recognised qualification in its own right, but on successful completion, you’ll also have the option to progress onto our Postgraduate Diploma or MSc in Equine Science, where you’ll be able to select from a diverse range of equestrian performance modules to suit your interests and career goals.


Our modules are developed regularly to reflect student and industry demands, ensuring you’re well prepared to enter skilled employment on graduation. The majority of courses are comprised of both compulsory and optional modules, the latter of which you'll be able to choose from to suit your interests and career goals. Most courses also include work placement learning, to help you gain essential experience for your future. Modules include: Applied Equine Exercise Physiology, Therapy and Rehabilitation of the Equine Athlete. Modules are sometimes subject to change. Optional modules change each year - you can attend introductory sessions before deciding which ones to study. For more information, please visit https://www.hartpury.ac.uk/university/courses/postgraduate/postgraduate-certificate-equestrian-performance-and-rehabilitation/

Assessment method

You will be assessed through a mixture of written, practical and oral exams as well as oral and poster presentations and written assignments. Many of the modules will be marked based on a mixture of assessment types, whilst others will be based solely on one type of assessment.

Entry requirements

At least a lower second class (2:2) Honours Degree in a relevant or related subject. Applicants that are not applying for a programme straight from formal education, or with a non-relevant qualification, will be expected to demonstrate suitability for the course through two or more years of relevant work or professional experience.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £3000 Whole course
England £3000 Whole course
Northern Ireland £3000 Whole course
Scotland £3000 Whole course
Wales £3000 Whole course
EU £4333 Whole course
International £4333 Whole course

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

The above fees may change as a result of the UK leaving the EU.

Sponsorship information

The Hartpury Postgraduate Studentship Scheme has been developed to make postgraduate study affordable and to provide students with an opportunity to gain valuable work experience to compliment and enhance their academic study. Roles are available in Teaching Assistants and Research Assistants. Post holders will be supported to undertake a teaching qualification and HEA accreditation as well as having a fee bursary and a training bursary. To apply, please visit: https://www.hartpury.ac.uk/university/postgraduate/postgraduate-studentship-scheme/ For information on other financial support available to postgraduate students, please see our website for more information: www.hartpury.ac.uk/university/facilities/life-at-hartpury/finance/

Equine Performance and Rehabilitation at Hartpury University - UCAS