We support our students to absorb themselves in what they love. Our students improve the futures of people, animals and the planet, whilst developing their own expertise and careers. We’re driving positive change in animal and equine wellbeing, agriculture, sports performance and public health.
Enjoy our world-class facilities and experience unrivalled learning opportunities. Our small class sizes and personal teaching approach means you’ll get all the support you need to succeed.
Postgraduate study at Hartpury University
You’ll be able to develop your skills on a rural 360-hectare campus as part of a 4,000-strong student body – passionate about performance, academia and business. You can choose from taught and research master’s degrees, as well as PhDs, in animal, agriculture, equine, sport and veterinary subjects.
We’re proud to be ranked no. 1 in the UK for postgraduate student satisfaction (full-time students, PTES 2021). We're also a top 20 UK university for teaching quality (The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide, 2022).
You’ll benefit from access to some of the most advanced educational facilities in the world, on a campus that’s received over £50 million investment in recent years.
You have everything you’ll need to help you get ahead. From world-renowned rider performance and canine therapy centres, to an anti-gravity treadmill and a high-altitude hypoxic chamber. We also have amateur and elite athletes competing across our 10 performance Sports Academies.
You’ll also find over 70 domestic and non-domestic species on campus, a commercial livestock and arable farm, and a busy events calendar including three international equestrian events each year.
We’re the only educational institution in the UK with its own Championship rugby team – Hartpury RFC – and Gloucester Rugby is based on campus. We also support Olympic equestrian champions to prepare for competition.
Academic and industry expertise
Our reputation in our specialist industries attracts teaching and coaching staff from across the globe. You’ll learn from lecturers who are also practicing professionals. This includes top coaches, trainers, scientists, behaviorists, nutritionists, veterinary professionals, psychologists and more.
We have strong industry connections, working with over 2,000 commercial enterprises. There are also nine specialist commercial businesses on-site, providing an ideal professional learning environment for you to absorb yourself in postgraduate study.
A personal learning experience
You’ll be supported to achieve your unique goals through small class sizes and have opportunities to tailor modules and projects by your interests and aspirations.
What’s more, on campus you’ll have exclusive access to our newly refurbished postgraduate space. Open 24 hours, our postgraduate study room offers a comfortable place to meet others, study, read and relax.
We focus on the application of research in the real-world. We innovate where it matters. Partnering with key industry and academic bodies to help find solutions to important real-world issues.
Our PhD students assist in teaching, work with students on live research projects and produce new research, which informs our curriculum. Our MRes degrees are unique – you can choose to undertake your research in any one of our specialist areas, providing we can supervise it.
We even offer paid teaching and research assistant roles alongside studies to strengthen learning and experience in specific areas, and provide a helpful wage.
We’ll consider you for a course if you have worked to a high level in industry, even if you don’t have relevant subject qualifications. Our programmes are offered flexibly to fit around commitments, including work, family and sport.
Hartpury offers a tuition fee discount to their alumni - 20% on postgraduate course fees, and 10% on professional course fees. Find out more here