New equine masters degree introduced

  • A new equine masters degree programme is being run at Sparsholt College from this September.

    The MSc course in equine behaviour, performance and training is based at the Sparsholt’s Winchester site, and is validated by the University of Portsmouth.

    “There are currently a number of equine masters courses available elsewhere but these have a different focus. Our Masters combines all the relevant elements of equitation science and the management, training and welfare of the ridden horse,” explains course tutor, Lorna Cameron.

    “There has been a rise in research interest in this area which collectively aims to improve the welfare and performance of the ridden horse in diverse situations,” she adds.

    Students will take units in equestrian training, equestrian performance, applied animal behaviour science, and complete an independent research project.

    The course can be studied over 2 years part-time, or 1-year full time. For more details visit www.sparsholt.ac.uk

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