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On the whole I would recommend NTU for postgraduate study. Brackenhurst campus is small and close-knit which makes for a strong community feel amongst postgraduate students.

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"As I was approaching the end of my undergraduate degree (BSc (Hons) Equine Sport Science) at NTU and thinking about my next steps, I realised that I definitely wanted to stay in education. I knew I wanted to continue down the science and research route, but I wasn’t sure exactly which path to take."

"I considered the MRes option initially, as I knew I was mostly interested in doing my own scientific research. However, after talking to my course and module leaders, I decided that the MSc offered the best of both worlds: the opportunity to conduct independent research and the scope of modules to further develop my knowledge of the industry as a whole."

"The course tutors are all very knowledgeable and experienced. Due to the small course size, there is plenty of opportunity for one-to-one support and discussion within the lectures, and the tutors are very accommodating if additional support is needed outside of the timetabled contact hours for the course."

"On the whole I would recommend NTU for postgraduate study. Brackenhurst campus is small and close-knit which makes for a strong community feel amongst postgraduate students. I found that living in Nottingham city centre rather than at Brackenhurst campus itself was a good way of getting the full student experience, as there is a lot more to see and do in the city."

"I am due to start my PhD in January, so I intend to continue studying and conducting research. My PhD will explore spontaneous eye blink rate as a predictor of adaptive learning in horses. I would definitely say that the research methods and statistical analysis that I have learned whilst on my Masters course will be the most valuable skills moving forward. This year in particular, we have had to learn some creative ways of communicating, as many of our assignments were transformed into online assessments. For example, we had to learn how to deliver oral and visual presentations online, which is a useful skill to take forward in the online world that we now live in."

"I would recommend the course to anyone interested in studying an equine course with an emphasis on science and research. The content of the course was interesting and engaging, covering a wide range of relevant topics. It was possible to have a part-time job whilst studying on this course as the contact hours were generally arranged across two days per week, even on the full-time option. The course group is relatively small which means that the lectures are delivered more like discussion-based seminars, which is particularly effective at Masters level."

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