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 MRes Equine Science degree provides you with the ideal opportunity to carry out research in a specific area of equine science, while studying a selection of taught elements relating to reproduction, anatomy, immunology, nutrition and genetics of the horse. In this way you gain a Masters degree by research but with the opportunity to explore other taught areas of interest in equine science. Providing you with a high level of research training, the MRes is the ideal stepping-stone for those considering a PhD in equine science or the wider field of animal/veterinary/biological science as well as careers in research and development.

Working under the supervision of active researchers with expertise in the field, you will develop a year-long equine science research project in the areas of production, reproduction, parasitology, nutrition, cognition, behaviour, anatomy and exercise physiology. You will be mentored in hypothesis-driven experimental design, and will receive training in analytical techniques, statistical analysis and the interpretation of results.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Dr Sebastian McBride
+44 (0) 1970 621633