Hartpury University: Equine Behaviour and Welfare (Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert)

InstitutionHartpury University View institution profile
Department Equine
Web http://www.hartpury.ac.uk
Study type Taught


This programme provides you with the opportunity to develop and further explore a range of applied subjects within the field of equestrian science, with a specific focus on optimising the welfare of the horse through the employment of appropriate management strategies within the routine care of equestrian athletes.

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 Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert
Level RQF Level 7
Entry requirements

Applicants should have at least a lower second class (2:2) Honours Degree in a relevant subject. 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.


Students may be assessed through a mixture of written, practical and oral exams as well as oral and poster presentations and written assignments. The types of assessments will vary depending on which modules the student selects.


Core module: Equine behaviour and welfare. Optional modules: Therapy and rehabilitation of the equine athlete; the research process; postgraduate independent study.

Location Hartpury University Centre
Hartpury House
GL19 3BE

Contact details

Admissions Team

Email admissions@hartpury.ac.uk
Telephone 01452 702244


Email admissions@hartpury.ac.uk
Telephone 01452 702244

Hartpury University 


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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