Hartpury College

Integrated Masters (Equine Science)



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Hartpury Equine Research

Course Overview

The Integrated Masters in Equine Science allows students to access a distinctive and tailored pathway into postgraduate study within the field of equine science. Informed by, and progressively contributing to, high-impact scholarship, students on this programme will experience modes of teaching and learning that differentiate their academic activity from a traditional undergraduate route and provide them with a thorough contextual underpinning in an expanding and competitive applied discipline.  The programme provides a continued progression pathway enhancing graduate employability by developing ‘Ready and Able’ graduates ‘in’ and ‘for’ their chosen field of employment.

The dual qualification combines undergraduate and postgraduate levels of study. The first two years of the programme parallel the pre-existing foundation provided by the applied equine science modules at levels 1 and 2 of the BSc (Hons) Equine Science programme. On successful completion of level 2 and with achievement of a minimum mark average of 60%, students will then progress on to level 3 where they will study a careful arrangement of level 3 and postgraduate modules within the third year before embarking on a final year of postgraduate study.

Students will be allocated a personal academic tutor to help support them to achieve their individual goals and interests. Study skills sessions are embedded within the programme including formative assessment opportunities to help support academic development. This programme content is delivered by staff who are engaged with research and scholarship activities to advance equine science on the international stage, yet remain accessible and committed to promoting student achievement. Traditional lectures will only be one part of the course delivery. Learning will also be encouraged through group and individual presentations and discussions, student-led seminar groups, analysis and application of case studies and experiential learning and simulations. Guest speakers from industry and professional bodies also regularly contribute to the programme. These innovative methods create an environment that is enjoyable and varied, providing effective learning and skill development.

The programme can be completed in four years through full time study; part time routes are also available and should be planned with the Programme Manager. Students qualifying for Student Loans Company support receive funding for the (normally four year) course duration enabling completion of a funded postgraduate degree rather than the traditional self-funded route.

Our students have gone on to some fantastic careers in a wide range of industries and enjoyed some exceptional work placements all over the world, helping them open doors to their dream careers. 

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Entry Requirements


A minimum of 5 GCSE A* to C, (or 9 to 4 where numeric grades are being awarded), including English Language, Mathematics and a Science.

A level subjects grades

Typical offer is ABB or equivalent. This must  include a minimum of two A Levels including one in a Biological Science and excludes General Studies.

Level 3 Extended Diploma subjects grades

Typical offer is a DDM in an Extended Diploma or equivalent in a relevant subject.

International Baccalaureate

We welcome students with the International Baccalaureate Diploma qualification. Offers will be based upon the constituent components to include a grade 3 at higher level biological science. Please contact the admissions team for more information.We may interview mature applicants and those with non-traditional qualifications.


We welcome students with Access qualifications. Certain programmes require a pass at level 3 in specific units. Please contact the admissions team for more information.


We may interview mature applicants and those with non-traditional qualifications.

For the most up to date information on your programme, you can find your course information sheet here

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In Brief


4 Years

Tuition fees

Fees for September 2017 entry

UK: £9,250
EU fees: Will remain the same as UK students, £9,250
International: £11,250
Please contact us to discuss part-time fees 

EU students starting this course in Sept 2017 will be eligible to apply for UK student loans for the duration of their course. 

When should I apply

You can apply for September 2017 entry now. 

Please check the UCAS website for application deadlines.

How to apply

Please apply for this qualification through UCAS

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More than 300 graduates toasted their academic achievements with family and friends at Hartpury’s annual graduation ceremony.


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