Research course

Equine Science

Anglia Ruskin University · Faculty of Science and Technology

Entry requirements

Candidates seeking admission to the degree of MPhil or MPhil with possibility of transfer to PhD will normally be required to hold a first or upper second class honours degree of a university, or any other institution of higher education in the UK with degree-awarding powers or a qualification which is regarded by Anglia Ruskin as equivalent to a first or upper second class honours degree.

Months of entry

January, October, June, April

Course content

Our Equine research is carried out through our Equine Research Anglia (ERA) research group. ERA is an interdisciplinary community of scientists with a common interest in the horse.

Our equine research portfolio covers the behaviour and welfare of domestic, captive and wild horses, equitation (including the human and equine athlete) and equine biomechanics. We are actively working with relevant external individuals and organisations in order to enhance our understanding of the horse. Our research has impact in providing evidence-based advice to organisations and policy makers with respect to horse management in all contexts.

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Aside from self-funding or funding by your employer, charities and trusts (competitively sought after, as are Research Council Awards), career, graduate, and professional study loans may be available. Click: for information on educational trusts, or for bank loans at competitive rates. Alternatively, visit your local high-street bank for more information.

Qualification and course duration


part time
30-48 months
full time
18 - 36 months


part time
30 - 48 months
full time
24 - 60 months

Course contact details

Faculty of Science & Technology
+44 (0) 845 271 3333