University Centre Sparsholt

Degree level: Postgraduate
Awarded by: University of Portsmouth

Equine Behaviour, Performance and Training (Taught)

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Course summary

TEF Gold

University Centre Sparsholt has opted into the TEF and received a Gold award.

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WHY CHOOSE THIS DEGREE?

  • Excellent facilities, expert teaching, strong links with industry and small class sizes
  • Take your Equine knowledge to the next level with this specialist postgraduate programme
  • Develop research expertise relevant to industry using extensive laboratory, performance analysis and BHS-approved Equine Centre facilities
What will I learn? Master’s Level units are delivered by tutors qualified at postgraduate level in relevant subjects, many of whom have a strong British Horse Society (BHS) and performance horse background, most being research active. The research project enables you to undertake a detailed experimental study in a chosen area to develop analytical research skills with the support of dedicated supervisors. Interpretation and critical evaluation of current research findings will enable you to further develop links between the equestrian industry and the equine scientific community. Where can I go from here? Masters graduates could progress to a career in lecturing, equestrian training, research support, equestrian journalism and performance analysis or alternatively you may choose to progress to study at doctorate level.

Course details

Modules

• Equestrian Training • Equestrian Performance • Applied Animal Behaviour Science • Research Methods

Assessment method

Units are assessed by a mix of coursework, practical assessments, exams, case studies and project work. Emphasis is placed on the development of critical evaluation and research skills with the use of formative assessments throughout the programme of study. Developmental feedback will enable you to widen the range of your academic skills as you progress through the programme.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

International applicants

We welcome applications from international students. For further details on the English language requirements, visa requirements and student life, please see our website https://www.sparsholt.ac.uk/international/.

Entry requirements

BSc (Hons) in a Science-related programme at 2:2 or above


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.5Overall score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in any band
PTE Academic61
Cambridge English AdvancedAScore 176-185 (FCE grade A; CAE level B2)

We will also accept the following qualifications from EU students: GCSE English Language at grade C/4 or above; IGCSE English (as a first or second language) at grade C/4 or above; AS or A level English Language or English Literature; International Baccalaureate (English A or B syllabus or English Literature Standard or Higher level) grade 4.

Further information

https://www.sparsholt.ac.uk/international/english-language-requirements/


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £3350 Year 1
Northern Ireland £3350 Year 1
Scotland £3350 Year 1
Wales £3350 Year 1
Channel Islands £4600* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

10% discount for Sparsholt undergraduate students progressing directly from their BSc www.sparsholt.ac.uk/university-centre/additional-costs/

Sponsorship information

Sparsholt offers a College Bursary for financial support to eligible students. Degree students can also apply for a grant to help cover non-travel costs associated with dissertations/ research projects, and subscriptions. For further details, plus information on the loans available to both postgraduate and undergraduate students, please see our website https://www.sparsholt.ac.uk/university-centre/fees-and-funding/.

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Our COVID-19 information

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Clearing contact details

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Clearing Contact Details

01962 797269

Course Clearing information

Additional information

There is still time to join us at University Centre Sparsholt this September through clearing. Every year, students find their ideal course in UCAS Clearing or Adjustment. It gives you another opportunity to find the best course for you – whether you’ve changed your mind, your results surprised you or you’re just starting to think about starting university this year. Our courses range from Applied Animal Science, Zoo Biology and Equine to Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, Aquaculture and Fishery Management, Marine Ecology and Conservation and Veterinary Nursing Science. Why choose University Centre Sparsholt? Excellent industry links; Outstanding facilities; Expert lecturers; Specialised degrees; TEF Gold award; Accredited by University of Portsmouth; and a Hampshire countryside campus or city living in Winchester


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