Hartpury College

Equestrian Performance and Rehabilitation

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Course Overview

Equestrian related activities are increasingly contributing large amounts to the UK's rural and national economy.  A horse's woth is associated with its performance and how we can measure and affect those factors is increasingly important.  This programme provides an insight into this exciting and cutting edge area. 

UWE Hartpury has excellent facilities both to deliver and support study in this area, and to enable you to gain a wealth of wider experiences to support your knowledge and skills.  Postgraduate study in Equine Science at Hartpury can be the start of many exciting opportunities. The programme consists of taught modules delivered via weekend study blocks to facilitate study alongside your career.

As a postgraduate student of Equine Science, you will have a personal academic tutor to help support you to achieve your individual goals and interests. Study skills module weekends are also held during the induction period and combine with formative assessment opportunities to help support your academic development. This is combined with staff who are engaged with advancing equine science on the international stage yet remain accessible and committed to promoting your achievement.  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.

The friendly, supportive and personal atmosphere here at Hartpury combines with the flexible modular programme to offer a unique, inspirational, engaging and enjoyable postgraduate experience.

For further information on the programme, please contact the Programme Manager Kirsty Lesniak – kirsty.lesniak@hartpury.ac.uk 01452 702 488

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. You can read our students’ stories here

Entry Requirements


Applicants should have at least a lower second class 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.

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21 Jan 2017 Postgraduate Open Day - 21st January 2017

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In Brief


1 Year

Tuition fees

  • PG Cert UK/EU                                          £1750.00
  • PG Cert International                                £3600.00

Are you a member of the UWE or Hartpury Alumni? You are entitled to a 20% discount on full time fees or 10% on part time fees

Are you a member of the UWE or Hartpury Alumni? You are entitled to a 20% discount on full time fees or 10% on part time fees

When should I apply

Applications for postgraduate study can be submitted at any point through the year; however as places are limited on some courses, we recommend that you apply early. You can apply for September 2016 entry now

How to apply

Please complete the on-line application form

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Course breakdown

Core Modules:

  • Equine Exercise Physiology
  • Equine Therapy and Rehabilitation 

Optional Modules:

  • Rider Performance
  • Independent Study