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Equitation Science

Hartpury College

12 months
13000 GBP/year
9000 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Improve the welfare of horse and rider through ethical decision-making underpinned by the latest scientific research. This Equitation Science course at Hartpury College can be studied in CPD module blocks, making it ideal for professionals, or via more traditional academic pathways.


World-leading experts

You’ll learn from leading lecturers and industry experts who are changing the world of equitation science, influencing the development of new ethical policies and practices that challenge the status quo. They will support you to make evidence-based assessments of horse and rider welfare in a range of contexts including during training and competition.

World-leading facilities

Combining learning, research and commercial activities, our facilities will enable you to apply theory to practice as part of real-world projects, using the latest technologies. These include 230 horses on campus, an Equine Therapy Centre, Equestrian Centre hosting over 200 events each year, and an Equine Assisted Activities Arena.

Ideal for professional CPD

The Equitation Science course at Hartpury College is ideal for graduates and professionals, offering more traditional academic or shorter CPD qualifications. Block module delivery makes it ideal for professionals looking to upskill to help fulfil organisational objectives and missions.

A mix of online and campus delivery, full and part-time options, makes it easy for you to fit your studies around other commitments.

Your career

You’ll have opportunities to develop your skills in the real-world, whether with our horses, riders and coaches on campus or via our industry links further afield. This includes equine therapists, charities, competition and leisure centres, services (policing and military) and organisations using working equids in the developing world.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Equine Cognition and Learning 
  • Horse Human Interactions 
  • One Welfare in Equestrian Training and Management 
  • The Research Process  
  • Postgraduate Dissertation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines




180 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class
Upper Second Class (recommended)

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements


  • 2:1 honours degree in a relevant subject. Students with 2:2 and relevant experience will be considered on a case by case basis.


  • Students with non-relevant qualifications but with sufficient work experience or professional experience will be considered on an individual basis.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13000 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9000 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • Postgraduate Diploma: £6,000
  • Postgraduate Certificate: £3,000

Living costs for Gloucester

824 - 1563 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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