Hartpury College



With 11 national team titles secured across five sports in 2014-15 and international honours across the board, Hartpury is rightly proud of its reputation for sporting success. 

But Hartpury is about so much more than Sport, offering a range of degree courses across Animal, Land and Equine – from really hands-on Agriculture and conservation-based programmes to Equine Business Management, Science and Performance and Animal Management, Science with Therapy and Behaviour and Welfare. And if Sport is your passion, studying for a degree at Hartpury means countless opportunities for real world work experience and the chance to work with elite athletes across our eight academies. Courses include Sport and Exercise Nutrition and Science, Performance, Coaching, Therapy and Business Management.  

There’s a range of flexible study options available, including part-time if you want to fit in your degree around your work or your family commitments. And, if you’re hoping to get back into education or feel you're a more practical learner, our Foundation degrees could provide your perfect route into higher education. Just give our admissions team a call on 01452 702333 to find out more.

Our graduates have gone on to some really exciting careers, including dog handler with the British Army, wildlife ranger in Australia, biodiversity field officer, CEO for British Dressage, national equine journalist, performance analyst at Liverpool Football Club and academy coach for Welsh Rowing. Many others have set up their own successful businesses.

Jamie-Diplock-Forestry-Commission-28.jpg   Jamie Diplock Wildlife Ranger

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STEPHANIE-BATEMAN-002-(2).png Stephanie Bateman, Equine Journalist

You can download a university prospectus to see how Hartpury can help you open doors to your dream career.

Take George Boulton (pictured) for example. Hailing from a farming family, George wanted the opportunity to play rugby at the highest level while indulging his passion for agriculture.

He’s achieved his dream, running out for England Students – one of more than 100 rugby internationals Hartpury has produced in the last 10 years – as well playing a starring role for Hartpury RFC in National League One. He’ll graduate this year with a degree in Agriculture and is now starting out on his career as a lecturer, as well as using his new skills and knowledge to benefit his family farm. At Hartpury, we’re skilled at supporting elite athletes to balance their academic and sporting commitments, and putting them on the road not only to professional contracts but also a career beyond sport.

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Our students have gone on to some fantastic careers in a wide range of industries and enjoyed some exceptional work placements all over the world, helping them open doors to their dream careers. You can read our students’ stories here

To discover how you could be the next chapter in Hartpury’s success story, take a look at our courses, download a prospectus or call our admissions team on 01452 702333.

Apply for a university course online here