Hartpury College

History

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The college was established after World War 2 as an agricultural education centre with 50 students.

It remained relatively unchanged until 1990, when a new principal initiated a rapid expansion programme, starting with the provision of a larger variety of further education courses

The first higher education programme in Equine Studies was introduced in 1992, followed by the first degree programme in Equine Science in 1994.

In 1999 the first Master’s Degree programme opened with the first PhD student coming in 2004.