The Graduate Diploma in Applied Equine Locomotor Research from the RVC offers professional farriers the chance to develop the skill-set necessary to produce original research and increase the evidence base behind farriery.

The course takes a minimum of two and a maximum of five years to complete. Some of the programme is delivered during residential weekend sessions while some of the learning is self-directed, with continuous support from teaching staff

Intake for the course alternates between the UK and USA. For full details see:

3d models of equine foot
Models of a shod foot with packer comparing hoof deformation in walk (white) and trot (yellow)

Funding Options

Helena Kennedy Foundation

The Foundation exists to overcome social injustice by providing financial bursaries, mentoring and support to disadvantaged students from the further and adult education sectors, enabling them to complete their studies in higher education and move on successfully into employment or further studies.

Professional and Career Development Loans

The Professional and Career Development Loan scheme is now closed for new applications.

You’ll not be affected if you have an existing loan.

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