Taught course

Equine Science (Online Distance Learning)

University of Edinburgh · Royal School of Veterinary Studies
MScPGCertPGDipProfessional Development

Entry requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in veterinary science or a biological science, with subject areas including zoology, animal/equine science or pharmacology/pharmacy.

If you have a degree in a non-science subject but relevant horse experience, your application may be considered. Please contact the Equine Science programme team before applying.

All applicants must also meet our English language requirements.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme involves an in-depth scientific approach to managing health and welfare, reproduction, behaviour, nutrition and exercise for horses. You will also learn how to practically apply a scientific approach to benefit horse health, welfare and performance.

Our online Equine Science programme at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies is the first and only to be mounted within an international centre of veterinary excellence.

Delivered through our online learning environment, our programme gives students detailed knowledge and understanding of equine science and its applications.

It is also excellent preparation for future independent research or a PhD programme.

Information for international students

To find out about the support offered to international students at Edinburgh from arrival to graduation visit: http://www.ed.ac.uk/studying/international

Fees and funding

Visit Scholarships and Student Funding Services at: http://www.ed.ac.uk/student-funding

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
72 months


distance learning
24 months


distance learning
48 months

Professional Development

distance learning
24 months

Course contact details

Programme Director, Dr Neil Hudson
+44 (0)131 650 6236