We're Hartpury University

We have excellent connections with some of the world’s biggest names and brands. We’re also rated among the best in the UK for teaching quality, holding Teaching Excellence Framework Gold.

With a global reputation in agriculture, animal, equine, sport and veterinary nursing, you’ll learn from the very best. Our lecturers and coaches are experts. Many are producing cutting-edge research that’s leading the way in industry best practice. You could be helping to drive this change.

Study in 360 hectares in the heart of Gloucestershire. Learn using our outstanding facilities and see the theory come to life as you get hands-on while you study. You’ll be ready to gain experience in industry - we’ll help you find the very best opportunities through our network of contacts.

It’s never too early to start thinking about your future. You’ll be paired up with an academic tutor as soon as you get here, who you can help you put a career plan in place. Our Innovation Careers and Enterprise service and Achievement and Success centre are here to help too.

If you dream of making a big difference in your career, Hartpury is the place for you. You’ll make connections, discover new ways of doing things and graduate ready to hit the ground running.

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Course areas

Our courses are developed with support from employers, ensuring that when you graduate you will have the skills and qualifications that they want. 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 get hands on and build a portfolio of real-world practical experience.

  • 97%

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

  • Seven

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

  • Top 1/3

    In the UK for student satisfaction (NSS) 2018

  • Record

    Numbers of Higher Education students in 2017

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.

Course qualifications

We offer undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in equine, sport, animal and agriculture.

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Our Academies

We’re skilled at helping elite athletes to combine their study and their sport. We'll 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.

Visit us at our next open day

Our open days are designed to inform and inspire you and to help you make the right decision about your next step. You'll find out what it's like to be a student here and how we can help you develop your own unique career plan.

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