Research course

Equine Science

Anglia Ruskin University · Faculty of Science and Engineering

Entry requirements

MPhil - You’ll need a Bachelor degree or equivalent with first or upper second class honours, in a related subject area.

PhD - You’ll need a Master degree or equivalent in a related subject area.

Months of entry

January, September, April

Course content

Conduct your research with a specialist equine group whose interests and reputation range from biomechanics and reproduction to behaviour and sport. Work with leading equine organisations.

Equine Research Anglia is an interdisciplinary community of scientists who share an interest in the horse, whether domestic, athletic, captive or wild.

Individuals and organisations from across the world seek our advice, which is the product of world-leading research in many fields. Here’s a brief overview of our interests:

  • Equine biomechanics, EMG and surface analysis
  • Equine welfare and ethics
  • Equitation science
  • Equine reproduction
  • Horse transport
  • Equine behaviour and training
  • Drug analysis in sport (equine and human)
  • Human athletic performance

We’ve strong collaborative links with the industry and are located close to Newmarket, the home of horseracing. Additionally we’ve access to free-ranging Konik ponies.

All of this creates an inspiring environment in which to pursue a student degree, with close involvement in our work and great facilities (and people) to support you in your studies.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language, you'll require a minimum IELTS score of 6.5, with a minimum of 5.5 in each component (or equivalent test).

Qualification and course duration


part time
36-72 months
full time
24-60 months


part time
24-48 months
full time
12-36 months

Course contact details

Research Enquiries
01245 686868