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Compare 5 Master of Science Programs in Equine Studies

Earning a Master of Science is an accomplishment that usually takes about three to four years of schooling beyond a bachelor’s program to achieve. Although earning a MSc does take more work, pursuing this degree can lead to greater career opportunities, as well as the chance to find a better paying job.

What is an MSc in Equine Studies? Students in this advanced academic program typically learn how to work with horses in different settings and how to apply their knowledge and research to improve the care, treatment, and training of horses. Possible course topics in the MSc program include equine facility management, equine genetics and breeding, proper equine nutrition and exercise, competitive coaching, equine industry management, and equine reproductive systems.

Individuals who earn a MSc gain a competitive edge over other applicants in an aggressive job market. Graduates also improve their skills in communication, organization, and analytical thinking, all of which can be beneficial in their career, as well as their personal life.

Because the cost of earning a MSc can differ depending on each school and its program, students are advised to contact their desired schools to receive information about current tuition rates. Students should also research financial aid options to help lessen their economic burden.

Students who graduate with a Master of Science in Equine Studies can choose to work in coaching, ranching, academics, or government organizations as animal trainers, horseback riding instructors for private and public programs, laboratory technicians for veterinary offices or medical research laboratories, and rehabilitation specialists for injured horses. Many choose to work in research and development for nutritional feed companies.

If you love working with horses, earning an MSc in Equine Studies may be right for you. To start your program today, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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5 Results in Equine Studies

Royal Agricultural University

Develop your research skills as part of a team investigating key challenges facing the agriculture, land management or equine industries. In addition, you may also attend ... [+]

Develop your research skills as part of a team investigating key challenges facing the agriculture, land management or equine industries. In addition, you may also attend taught subject classes to update your knowledge and understanding of disciplines related to your study and to further your critical review skills. The programme is completed when you submit your thesis for assessment at the end of the year and defend your research in a viva voce examination. Part-time is available over two years for UK/EU students.

Structure

The full-time Master of Science by Research programme is a one-year research project submitted as a thesis and examined in a viva voce.

Full-time – minimum 12 months / maximum 24 months Part-time – minimum 18 months / maximum 36 months Training ... [-]
United Kingdom Cirencester
August 2019
Full-time
12 - 24 months
Campus
Sparsholt College Hampshire

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, perfo ... [+]

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. A 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.... [-]

United Kingdom Sparsholt
September 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Hartpury College, University of West England

Postgraduate study in Equine Science at Hartpury can be the start of many exciting opportunities. The programmes consist of taught modules delivered via weekend study ... [+]

MSc/ PgCert/ PgDipEquine Science

Postgraduate study in Equine Science at Hartpury can be the start of many exciting opportunities. The programmes consist of taught modules delivered via weekend study blocks to facilitate study alongside your career and a range of full and part-time study options are available to suit your personal circumstances. The modules will increase your knowledge and understanding but a key focus is an application of how equine science can maximize performance, enhance career longevity or aid in the selection of the performance horse, with a core goal of optimising the horse’s welfare. Throughout the modules, you will also gain ‘hands-on’ experience of modern technology, e.g. gait analysis and electromyography, utilized to assess performance which can build valuable skills for your future. The dissertation project allows you to take the knowledge and skills gained during the programme and apply them to a unique research project based upon your personal interest which could be linked to future career development or aspirations. Students are encouraged throughout their programme to attend conferences, present their research and become a member of the wider academic community including at our own annual Alltech-Hartpury Equine Performance conference.... [-]

United Kingdom Gloucester
August 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 year
Campus
The University of Edinburgh - College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine

This programme involves an in-depth scientific approach to managing health and welfare, reproduction, behavior, nutrition, and exercise for horses. You will also learn ho ... [+]

Programme description

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 programme is the first and only Equine Science programme to be hosted within an international centre of veterinary excellence. It provides students with detailed knowledge and understanding of equine science and its applications and is excellent preparation for enhancing your equine career or future independent research such as a PhD.

Online learning

Our online learning technology is fully interactive, award-winning and enables you to communicate with our highly qualified teaching staff from the comfort of your own home or workplace.... [-]

United Kingdom Edinburgh
September 2019
Part-time
2 - 6 years
Online
Myerscough College

The MSc Equine Science develops a systematic understanding and a critical awareness of current issues at the forefront of equine science. Enhancing the student’s understa ... [+]

About the course

The course is delivered at University Centre Myerscough and awarded by the University of Central Lancashire.

The MSc Equine Science develops a systematic understanding and a critical awareness of current issues at the forefront of equine science. Enhancing the student’s understanding of techniques applicable to research and scholarship in equine science, the course encourages the original application of knowledge to address complex issues.

This MSc Equine Science, awarded by the University of Central Lancashire, recognises the multidiscipline approach of the subjects. The course aims to extend the student’s existing expertise to the full range of skills and knowledge required to inform and lead industry developments. The MSc will encourage debate and critical evaluation of industry practices and research within this field. The course will enable students to reflect on current issues and develop problem-solving skills which encourage originality of thought.... [-]

United Kingdom Lancashire
August 2019
1 year
Campus