What will I learn?
M Level units are delivered by tutors qualified at postgraduate level in relevant subjects, many of whom have a strong British Horse Society (BHS) and performance horse background, most being research active.
The research project enables you to undertake a detailed experimental study in a chosen area to develop analytical research skills with the support of dedicated supervisors. Interpretation and critical evaluation of current research findings will enable you to further develop links between the equestrian industry and the equine scientific community.
How will I be assessed?
Units are assessed by a mix of coursework, practical assessments, exams, case studies and project work. Emphasis is placed on the development of critical evaluation and research skills with the use of formative assessments throughout the programme of study.
Developmental feedback will enable you to widen the range of your academic skills as you progress through the programme.
Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training
This qualification gives students the opportunity to explore underpinning theories, frameworks and research into effective teaching while also gaining practical teaching experience. In return for studying this course for free (MSc fees will still apply) students will be expected to undertake a minimum of 3 hours teaching time each week (additional paid hours may be available). Students will be mentored by a subject specialist teaching mentor and they will be treated as a new member of the teaching team.
Where can I go from here?
Masters graduates could progress to a career in lecturing, equestrian training, research support, equestrian journalism and performance analysis or alternatively you may choose to progress to study at doctorate level.
This qualification combination will allow graduates to progress to teaching roles specifically due to the addition of the Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training and the teaching hours students will undertake.
• Equestrian Training
• Equestrian Performance
• Applied Animal Behaviour Science
• Research Methods
BSc (Hons) in a Science-related programme at 2:2 or above
You will also be required to have an additional employment interview for the teaching post.
The government has introduced postgraduate loans for those undertaking postgraduate study, so now you can afford to study at the next level. Find out more here.