Hartpury University: Animal Behaviour and Welfare (Master of Research - MRes/Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert/Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip)

InstitutionHartpury University View institution profile
Department Animal
Web http://www.hartpury.ac.uk
Email admissions@hartpury.ac.uk
Telephone 01452 702244
Study type Taught


This programme will allow you to advance the knowledge you gained from your animal related degree and provide you with the required knowledge and skills to develop practical solutions for existing and emerging problems in animal behaviour and animal welfare science. The knowledge and skills that you gain from the programme will enhance your career prospects and can be applied in future scientific research and in practical areas such as conservation, animal welfare organisations, research centres and zoos.

Sponsorship info

The Hartpury Postgraduate Studentship Scheme has been developed to make postgraduate study affordable and to provide students with an opportunity to gain valuable work experience to compliment and enhance their academic study. Roles are available in Teaching Assistants and Research Assistants. Post holders will be supported to undertake a teaching qualification and HEA accreditation as well as having a fee bursary and a training bursary. To apply, please visit: www.hartpury.ac.uk/university-centre/why-hartpury/postgraduate-studentship-scheme/

For information on other financial support available to postgraduate students, please see our website for more information: www.hartpury.ac.uk/university-centre/facilities/life-at-hartpury/finance/

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Qualification Master of Research - MRes
Level RQF Level 7
Entry requirements

Applicants should have at least a lower 2nd Class Honours degree in a relevant subject. Students with non-relevant qualifications but with 2 or more years of relevant work experience or professional experience will be considered on an individual basis. All offers are subject to a successful interview.


Students will be assessed through a mixture of written exams, poster assessments, practical exams, portfolios, media-based assessments and written assignments. The types of assessments will vary depending on which modules the student selects. There will also be a dissertation in which the student must perform research and analysis in an area of their interest, relating to animal behaviour and welfare.


Core modules: Equine behaviour and welfare. Optional modules: Breeding for performance; rider performance; applied equine exercise physiology; equine therapy and rehabilitation; the research process; postgraduate independent Study.

Location Hartpury University Centre
Hartpury House
GL19 3BE

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Postgraduate study at Hartpury University 
Hartpury CollegeIn a stunning rural setting, Hartpury’s specialist campus provides the ideal postgraduate experience. Our 360-hectare estate, which has seen more than £50million investment over 10 years, is the perfect environment in which to further your studies and open doors to your dream career. 

Our outstanding staff will support you to engage in applied study and research as part of Hartpury’s active research community and to make the most of the opportunities available; from our excellent facilities to our industry contacts and providing specialist help with industry placements and research collaborations. 

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