Taught course

Equine Performance, Health and Welfare

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

Entry requirements

A minimum of a 2.2 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 the UK to offer taught multidisciplinary modules that develop the scientific expertise 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.

What you'll study

  • Equine Health
  • Equestrian Performance
  • Ethics and Consultation
  • Ethology and Welfare
  • Research Methods and Data Analysis
  • Research Project

Information for international students

English language requirements - IELTS 6.5 or equivalent required (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill).

Fees and funding

Please visit our funding page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

+44 (0)115 848 2999