Kirsty Roberts

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Kirsty Roberts

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MSc by Research

My RAU experience

Following my undergraduate degree in equine science, I decided to pursue a Masters of Science by Research at the Royal Agricultural University. The RAU encouraged me to explore research ideas within my chosen area of study; equine stereotypy and neurology.

During my research degree, the underlying neural dopamine pathways which may contribute to equine stereotypy performance were explored. Thanks to the support and encouragement received from my supervisors, this work has since been published and presented at the Behaviour 2015 Conference.

I cannot recommend the RAU highly enough for those wishing to pursue a career within the research or equine industries.

What I gained from the RAU

Following completion of my MScR, I opted to progress this research as part of a PhD project. The University’s links with other leading institutions, such as the University of Cambridge, proved invaluable. I have an excellent relationship with my supervisors. They are extremely supportive and provide guidance whilst also encouraging me to put forward my ideas.

I cannot recommend the RAU highly enough for those wishing to pursue a career within the research or equine industries.