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Writtle University College

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Writtle College

Postgraduate Study at Writtle University College
Put science into practice with postgraduate study at Writtle University College.

We have been producing leaders within the land-based sectors for over 120 years. Our specialist qualifications will help you develop the skills and expert knowledge you need to make a positive impact in the fields of Agriculture, Animal Science, Equine, Horticulture, Landscape Architecture, Post Harvest Technology or Veterinary Physiotherapy.

Personalised learning
Our small, specialist institution values students as individuals. We recognise that every single one of our postgraduates has their own requirements and career ambitions.

We offer opportunities for individuals to continue their personal development, while gaining formal qualifications, and ensure you are given the attention needed in order to achieve your goals.

Our postgraduate courses provide you with an advanced level of understanding to enhance your career prospects. Ground-breaking research, industry-experienced staff and sector links help you gain knowledge and qualifications relevant to modern global demands.

Our facilities
We attract students locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. Our campus is based in the beautiful Essex countryside, only two miles from the popular city of Chelmsford. You can make the most of the area’s many shops, culture and sporting amenities or travel just 35 minutes to London, a world-famous capital city.

The facilities and resources on our campus are used to enhance the student learning experience, enabling you to gain both theory and practical skills whilst studying with us.

Our estate includes on-site science laboratories, research greenhouses and a working farm featuring approximately 130 hectares of arable land in addition to commercial livestock; cattle, sheep and pigs. Our specalist animal unit is home to around 150 species, from alpacas to emus and capybaras, all cared for by experienced staff.

Our equine campus recently received £2 million in investment and features two indoor arenas, an Olympic-sized outdoor arena, an oval horse walker, and a cross-country course. We also offer facilities for breeding and stud work.

Campus life
Many of our students enjoy the convenience of living on campus, close to our on-site facilities. As a postgraduate student you will be guaranteed a room in our halls of residence. Our fourteen halls are close to amenities such as our recreation and fitness centre, an on-site shop, the bar, library, computer suites and laundry facilities. Residential students receive on-site catering within the ‘Garden Room’ restaurant and campus cafes.

Writtle family
As one of our students, you’ll join our friendly Writtle community. We have produced leaders within academia, business and public service, including international equine specialists and Government Ministers.

We work to offer all of our students – in further and higher education – an outstanding experience. You will have access to extensive support services to help you take your first steps towards your chosen career.

We’re proud to have achieved the Matrix Standard, in recognition of our excellent careers services. Staff offer academic skills, learning support, employability workshops – all focused on preparing you for the workplace.

In 2020, we became the highest rated university-sector institution in England for student satisfaction, with 92% of respondents to the National Student Survey agreeing with the statement: overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course".

Our students have many commitments, and we aim to accommodate your work and family life by offering both full and part-time study. Research degrees can be situated at the University College or work-based.

Learn more
Find out everything you need to know about our postgraduate courses, by joining us online at one of our 'Subject Webinars' or talking 1:1 with an academic. You can also visit the Virtual Open Day Hub for a range of fantastic information to view and download:

“It’s a small highly focused university with a long history in offering land-based courses. The serene environment provides an ideal environment for learners”

Danisa Matebesi, MSc Horticulture (Crop Production)

Following UK government guidelines we will open as many COVID-safe facilities as we can.


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