Taught course

Equine Science

Aberystwyth University · Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences

Entry requirements

Good Undergraduate degree 2.2 (UK) (or above) equating to a mark of 56.5% or above in a related subject. European and International applicants can find their grade equivalence on our comparability page. Those who are not graduates must satisfy the University that they are of the required academic standard to pursue postgraduate study.

Months of entry


Course content

The MSc Equine Science degree at Aberystwyth is a long established internationally recognised course and will provide you with the advanced subject knowledge and professional skills to enter the top careers in the equine industry and related professions.

All subjects studied are equine specific and include: Immunology, Parasitology and Bacteriology; Reproductive Physiology and Stud Management; Nutrition; Anatomy and Evolution; Endocrinology, Growth and Development; Genetics; Behaviour and Welfare; Veterinary Science. A strong emphasis is placed on student centred study in order to develop your skills of original thought, analysis, interpretation and reasoning; as well as encouraging you, where appropriate, to pursue specific areas of interest.

Why study the MSc Equine Science course?

  • Flexibility based upon the longest established Equine MSc course in the UK - established in the 1970s
  • A challenging course taught by enthusiastic, helpful and research-active staff, and further enhanced by contributions from expert equine practitioners and academics, many of whom are of international renown
  • Both full-time (1 year) and part-time (2 year) routes available
  • Some funding and bursaries available
  • Optional European tour and equine conferences with lectures from international experts
  • Proven gateway to careers in research and lecturing, 97% employment record

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

UK students
International students

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Both full-time (1 year) and part-time (2 year) routes available PT attendance: on average 1 day per week. Interim awards: PGDip, PGCert.


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations45
Written coursework / continuous assessment25
Dissertation30 (20000 words)

Course contact details

Dr Sebastain McBride
+44 (0) 1970 621633