University of Edinburgh: Equine Science (Online Distance Learning) (MSc/Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert/Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip)

InstitutionUniversity of Edinburgh View institution profile
Department Royal Dick School of Veterinary Studies
Web http://www.ed.ac.uk/studying
Study type Taught

Summary

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.

3 course options

Qualification MSc
Level SCQF Level 11
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.

Assessment

The taught part of the programme consists of a series of courses, while the final year is devoted to a dissertation. Your final year dissertation of a maximum of 9,000 words will allow you to analyse and present relevant research data that you have collected yourself. Alternatively, you can undertake desk study to explore and develop your own area of interest.

The full MSc Equine Science programme can be completed within two years if students wish to study several courses at any one time, so all taught courses are completed in one year and the second year is devoted to a dissertation project.

Alternatively students can take up to 6 years to complete the full MSc programme and there is also the option to graduate with either an Equine Science postgraduate certificate or diploma.

Modules

Certificate and Diploma courses:

Research Methods in Equine Science
Equine Digestion and Nutrition
Equine Behaviour and Welfare
Equine Orthopaedics
Equine Reproduction
Equitation Science
Equine Exercise Physiology

Contact details

Programme Manager (Equine Science)

Email equine.science@ed.ac.uk
Telephone +44 (0)131 650 8783

Programme Manager, Bryony Lancaster

Email equine.science@ed.ac.uk
Telephone +44 (0)131 650 8783

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