Taught course

Equine Health and Welfare

Nottingham Trent University · School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Science

Entry requirements

MRes - A minimum of a 2.1 or equivalent honours Biological Sciences degree. Applicants with an equivalent level of relevant industrial or professional work experience will be considered on an individual basis.

Months of entry


Course content

This course focuses on the recent advances in equine health and disease, sports horse nutrition, behaviour, ethics, exercise physiology, equitation science, and genetics in the context of enhancing equine performance, health and welfare.

It combines advanced research and academic skills with applied science skills. We are one of the few universities in teh UK to offer taught multidisciplinary modules that develop the scientific experise and understanding that employers are looking for.

You'll study the current issues and insights at the forefront of equine performance, health and welfare, and the philosophical, ethical and legal issues related to these. You'll gain insight into the latest scientific research findings, and critically examine these in a practical context. The research project enables you to undertake and develop your own research interests with the support of experienced supervisors.

The course offers you the chance to develop your understanding of equine research and specialise within the fields of either performance or health and welfare. On this course you'll enhance your research expertise, enabling you to analyse and report findings to a high scientific standard, and communicate them to a wide range of audiences.

Information for international students

IELTS 6.5 or equivalent required (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill)

Fees and funding

UK students
Please visit www.ntu.ac.uk/postgrad
International students
Please visit www.ntu.ac.uk/international

Please visit our funding page

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences
+44 (0) 1636 817099