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  • Qualification

    MRes - Master of Research

  • Location

    Aberystwyth University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

The MRes Equine Science degree provides you with the ideal opportunity to carry out research in a specific area of equine science, while studying a selection of taught elements relating to reproduction, anatomy, immunology, nutrition and genetics of the horse. In this way you gain a Masters degree by research but with the opportunity to explore other taught areas of interest in equine science. Providing you with a high level of research training, the MRes is the ideal stepping-stone for those considering a PhD in equine science or the wider field of animal/veterinary/biological science as well as careers in research and development.

Working under the supervision of active researchers with expertise in the field, you will develop a year-long equine science research project in the areas of production, reproduction, parasitology, nutrition, cognition, behaviour, anatomy and exercise physiology. You will be mentored in hypothesis-driven experimental design, and will receive training in analytical techniques, statistical analysis and the interpretation of results.

Why an MRes in Equine Science?

The equine science sector has an estimated turnover of £250 million pounds and supports 1.6 million jobs worldwide. Postgraduate qualifications in this sector greatly enhances employability and the MRes in Equine Science has specifically been designed to fulfil this goal. This course will equip you with specialist knowledge in a specific area of equine science and give you a range of critical and analytical skills widely sought after in the research and development sector of the equine industry. This skill set from the MRes will also make you highly competitive for advertised PhD positions in equine and veterinary science.


This course will prepare you for a wide range of careers within the equine industry to improve horse health and welfare or to work in the research and development sector of the equine industry as well as the wider veterinary/animal/biological science fields.

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 16,470per year

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University information

Aberystwyth University

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  • Campus address

    Aberystwyth University, Penglais, Aberystwyth, United Kingdom, SY23 3FL, Wales

Welcoming international students since 1872. Over 100 different nationalities are represented on campus, creating a truly multicultural learning environment.
Highly-rated teaching (TEF Gold) and a high rate of graduate employability.
Generous scholarships and bursaries for international students.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    6th out of 20 1

    37th out of 103 8

  • Entry standards

    / Max 155
    135 90%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    64 64%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.25 85%


  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    119 52%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    76 76%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.31 86%



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