Equitation Science at Hartpury University - UCAS

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Course summary

Improve the welfare of horse and rider through ethical decision-making underpinned by the latest scientific research. This course can be studied in CPD module blocks, making it ideal for professionals, or via more traditional academic pathways. You’ll learn from leading lecturers and industry experts who are changing the world of equitation science, influencing the development of new ethical policies and practices that challenge the status quo. They will support you to make evidence-based assessments of horse and rider welfare in a range of contexts including during training and competition. Combining learning, research and commercial activities, our facilities will enable you to apply theory to practice as part of real-world projects, using the latest technologies. These include 230 horses on campus, an Equine Therapy Centre, Equestrian Centre hosting over 200 events each year, and an Equine Assisted Activities Arena. The course is ideal for graduates and professionals, offering more traditional academic or shorter CPD qualifications. Block module delivery makes it ideal for professionals looking to upskill to help MSc, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificatefulfil organisational objectives and missions. A mix of online and campus delivery, full and part-time options, makes it easy for you to fit your studies around other commitments.


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. For more information, please visit - https://www.hartpury.ac.uk/university/courses/postgraduate/msc-equitation-science/

Assessment method

You’ll be assessed through practical exams and written assignments. Some modules will include a mixture of assessment types, whilst others will be based on one. Feedback will be provided in written form, with the option for follow-up discussions with academic staff.

Entry requirements

Academic 2:1 honours degree in a relevant subject. Students with 2:2 and relevant experience will be considered on a case by case basis. Non-academic Students with non-relevant qualifications but with sufficient work experience or professional experience will be considered on an individual basis. International In addition to the academic qualification an IELTS 6.5 or equivalent is required. You may also need to evidence proficiency in English language. Please contact us for further information

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

Additional fee information

The above fees may change as a result of the UK leaving the EU.
Equitation Science at Hartpury University - UCAS