Why Hartpury for postgraduate study?

Hartpury University Centre has an outstanding postgraduate employment history of 100% and is skilled at supporting students to progress both their interests and career aspirations.

Offering postgraduate qualifications in Equine, Sport, Animal and Veterinary Physiotherapy, Hartpury provides a unique postgraduate experience on a stunning 360-hectare rural campus, but with the thriving urban centres of Gloucester and Cheltenham nearby.

Supported by outstanding staff, postgraduate students are able to engage in applied study and research as part of Hartpury’s active research community on our specialist campus.

Your Programme Manager will support you in making the most of the opportunities available at Hartpury, including access to excellent facilities and commercial businesses on site, making the most of industry contacts and links and help with potential work placements and research collaborations.

Course Areas

Our postgraduate degrees are developed with help from employers and in partnership with industry. Lecturers have extensive practical and industry experience and they’re happy to help you tailor your degree to your own interests. This includes facilitating relevant work placements and providing useful contacts as well as networking opportunities.

From our science and performance laboratories to our extensive animal collection, our Rider Performance and Equine Therapy centres, a fully working farm and exceptional sports facilities, there are so many opportunities to build a portfolio of practical experience and engage in exciting research.

  • 97%

    Graduate employability (DLHE 2013-2016 average over past three years)

  • Record

    Numbers of Higher Education students in 2016

  • Seven

    Areas of best practice highlighted by the Quality Assurance Agency in 2015 report

  • 87%

    Student satisfaction in National Student Survey in 2016, up 9% since 2010-11

Research at Hartpury

Research is not something that is shut away in a laboratory at Hartpury. Along with scholarship and practice, it is central to Hartpury postgraduate life.

The University Centre prides itself on conducting exceptional applied research and scholarship. Staff involve students in research, and in many cases, students lead research projects and the staff act as mentors and co-researchers.

World Class Facilities

At Hartpury, learning is all about doing. That means we help you take what you learn in the classroom and put it into practice using the world-class facilities on our specialist campus and our industry partnerships locally and further afield.



The Postgraduate Studentship Scheme offers a fantastic opportunity for you to complement your postgraduate study with exposure to real life working environments within a paid position at Hartpury.

With only a limited number of positions on offer, the Postgraduate Studentship Scheme is a much sought after opportunity. Each post comprises a two-year term-time contract of 15 hours a week and is an ideal opportunity for those who would like to work within the education or research sectors.

Course Qualifications

Hartpury University Centre offers a range of postgraduate qualifications in our specialist areas of Equine, Sport, Animal and Veterinary Physiotherapy, including Masters degrees in Research and Professional Development and Postgraduate Certificates.

There’s also a wide range of additional courses and training that you can undertake alongside your degree to boost your CV and further explore the areas you are interested in.

View all University Centre courses

Our Academies

We’re skilled at helping elite athletes to combine their study and their sport. Hartpury will help you find the optimal balance to achieve sporting and academic excellence and open doors to a career beyond your sport. If you’re in one of our academies, you will benefit from our exceptional facilities and have access to a range of professional support services, supporting you to be the best you can become on and off the field.