Hartpury University: Equestrian Performance (Master of Research - MRes)

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


Utilising our facilities, industry links and staff expertise this programme supports students to engage actively within research related to equestrian performance (including the dyadic nature of horse and rider and triadic nature of horse, rider and coach). These skills will allow you to understand and apply current scientific thinking, develop new ideas, and evaluate current processes and practices.

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/

4 course options

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

Applicants should have at least a lower second class (2:2) Honours Degree in a relevant subject and a strong desire to engage in research. Students with non-relevant qualifications but with two 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.


Depending on the optional modules chosen, students may be assessed through a mixture of written, practical and oral exams as well as oral and poster presentations and written assignments. The extended dissertation requires the students to undertake a research project from conception, implementation and through to write-up, in an area of their interest.


Core modules: The research process; extended postgraduate dissertation. Optional modules: Applied equine exercise physiology; therapy and rehabilitation of the equine athlete; equine behaviour and welfare; rider performance; 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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