Sparsholt College Hampshire

Introduction

Introduction

Sparsholt College Hampshire is one of the leading providers of university level courses for the land and environment, with a history spanning more than 100 years. Our degree courses are validated by the University of Portsmouth - ranked in the top 2% of Universities worldwide (The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2014), and our international students benefit from unrivalled facilities spread across a campus that spans almost 400 acres of beautiful British countryside.

Today’s Student, Tomorrow’s expert

Sparsholt College has an international reputation for attracting students from across the world. These students - from 28 countries and counting - come to Sparsholt to participate in research, and to prepare themselves for global careers in the fields of animal, zoo and horse management, veterinary nursing science, ecology and conservation management, horticulture and fisheries.

The College has a very strong tradition of blending theoretical learning with all of the practical skills that modern industry demands. As a result, Sparsholt students leave the College very well prepared for employment; 91% of our graduates have gone into employment or further study (DLHE 2013). The College also provides a supportive, welcoming environment within which students are able to flourish and achieve their maximum potential. It is a learner-centred approach that we believe contributes considerably to the satisfaction of our students - Sparsholt College had the highest student satisfaction rate (94%) of all the UK land-based Colleges in 2015 (NSS Data).

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Master's (MSc) Applied Aquaculture and Sports Fisheries Degree – Full-Time

Campus Full time 1 year September 2016 United Kingdom Sparsholt

Aquaculture accounts for more than half of the fish supply for human consumption whilst angling is the biggest single leisure industry in the UK with a value in excess of £4 billion annually. With the focus on a sustainable secure food supply for the future and a population with more leisure time available, enhanced knowledge and training is required by the industry in these two areas. Sport fisheries offer considerable subject overlap... [+]

Master's (MSc) Applied Aquaculture and Sports Fisheries Degree – Full-Time Aquaculture accounts for more than half of the fish supply for human consumption whilst angling is the biggest single leisure industry in the UK with a value in excess of £4 billion annually. With the focus on a sustainable secure food supply for the future and a population with more leisure time available, enhanced knowledge and training is required by the industry in these two areas. Sport fisheries offer considerable subject overlap with aquaculture in terms of technical application, environmental impact, containment and predation, legislation and sustainability. What will I learn? The Salmonid Rearing and Trial Centre (SRTC) and the National Aquatics Training Centre (NATC) provide students with immediate access to the husbandry and rearing of many global aquaculture species together with extensive research facilities. In addition, the CollegeÕs close links with the UK aquaculture industry offer applied research opportunities. The onsite experiences for the sports fishery element of the MSc are supported by the College fishery and the stock of sports fish available in the NATC as well as numerous field site visits to local aquaculture and sports fishery venues. The CollegeÕs close proximity to many important and exclusive sports fisheries in Southern England will also provide students with unique learning experiences in the sustainable management of both aquaculture and sports fisheries. The teaching team at Sparsholt have a strong background in aquaculture and sports fisheries with specialisms in global aquaculture, fishery management and environmental biology. Units Covered Applied Aquaculture Sport Fishery Management Sustainable Fisheries Management Research Toolkit Research Project Assessment Methods and Research Opportunities Modules are assessed by a mixture of coursework including posters, presentations and written assignments plus an original dissertation requiring independent research and formal write-up. Students will be encouraged to submit written papers for publication in appropriate industry related journals. What grades will I need? BSc (Hons) in a science-related programme at 2:2 or above Where will it lead me? Typical employment destinations include technical roles in aquaculture, Sport Fishery consultants, Government fishery scientists for organisations such as Cefas and the Environment Agency. Alternatively students may choose to continue with doctorate research. [-]

Master’s (MSc) Equine Behaviour, Performance and Training Degree – Full-Time

Campus Full time 1 year September 2016 United Kingdom Sparsholt

This Master’s degree course is designed to further develop the equestrian academic skills and knowledge of graduates, focusing on the field of equestrian behaviour, performance and training. Students would be expected to have an existing interest in the key areas of equine behaviour science and horse-rider interactions, specifically their impact on equestrian performance. Potential students may also come from a practitioner background within... [+]

Master’s (MSc) Equine Behaviour, Performance and Training Degree – Full-Time This Master’s degree course is designed to further develop the equestrian academic skills and knowledge of graduates, focusing on the field of equestrian behaviour, performance and training. Students would be expected to have an existing interest in the key areas of equine behaviour science and horse-rider interactions, specifically their impact on equestrian performance. Potential students may also come from a practitioner background within equestrian training and performance. What will I learn? M Level units are delivered by tutors qualified at postgraduate level in relevant subjects, many of whom also have a strong British Horse Society (BHS) and performance horse background, most being research active. Full-time study will provide intensive training at postgraduate level for graduates with an equine, sports psychology or biological sciences background, and a two year part-time pathway is also available. The research project enables students to undertake a detailed experimental study in a chosen area to develop analytical research skills with the support of dedicated supervisors. The student profile is developed throughout the programme utilising a range of advanced academic and research skills with an emphasis on the practical industry applications of research findings. Interpretation and critical evaluation of current research findings will enable the student to further develop links between the equestrian industry and the equine scientific community. In addition to traditional lectures, units are delivered using extensive laboratory facilities, our BHS Approved ÒWhere to TrainÓ centre, a research population of up to 80 horses, performance analysis hardware and software, conference attendance and demonstrations. Student links are encouraged to external organisations, commercial companies and collaborative research projects. Educational visits are also used to expand equine-specific skills, including visits to training facilities and an international study tour. Possible Areas of Study Equestrian performance and management Equine Exercise physiology Equine learning Theory Sports Psychology Sports coaching Equine Welfare Applied Animal Behaviour Science Assessment Methods and Research Opportunities Units are assessed by a mix of coursework, practical assessments, exams, case studies and project work. Emphasis is placed on the development of critical evaluation and research skills with the use of formative assessments throughout the programme of study. Developmental feedback will enable each student to widen the range of their academic skills as they progress through the programme. What grades will I need? BSc (Hons) in a science-related programme at 2:2 or above Where will it lead me? Masters graduates could progress to a career in lecturing, equestrian training, research support, equestrian journalism and performance analysis or alternatively students may choose to progress to study at doctorate level. [-]

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