Our degrees and subjects

Understand your options at Hartpury University

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Choosing which subject to study at university can lead to some big questions. But what about the type of qualifications available?

We offer degrees with a range of entry levels, so you can find the route that suits you. We work with industry experts to help prepare you for a range of exciting career pathways.

Our degrees explained

Bachelor of Science (BSc Hons) or Bachelor of Arts (BA Hons)

The most popular undergraduate qualifications. Usually pursued after A-levels, diplomas or international equivalent qualifications.

Bachelor’s degrees come in science (BSc) or arts (BA) subjects. They're perfect if you’re keen to develop more specialist knowledge in a particular subject while gaining skills and experience ready for your dream career.

Our degrees come with Honours (Hons). Although ‘Honours’ isn’t a grade, it is a mark of quality. It will help your job application stand out to an employer or your application for postgraduate study.

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Foundation year

A foundation year is ideal if you need to develop subject-specific skills or a qualification ready for degree-level study. On successful completion you'll progress onto the first year of your degree, alongside other first-year students.

Foundation year courses

Foundation degree (FdSc)

A foundation degree will support you to enter the vocational part of your industry. At the end of the foundation degree, you should be ready to enter employment or progress onto a one-year level 6 top-up qualification to achieve a full BSc (Hons) degree.

Foundation degrees

BSc (Hons) Level 6/top-up degree

If you have a HND, foundation degree, or equivalent, including industry experience, our top-up degrees allow you to achieve a full BSc (Hons) degree in just one year.

Top-up degrees

Integrated Master's (MSci) degree

An MSci is an exciting qualification, combining undergraduate and postgraduate-level study in one.

You’ll study your full BSc (Hons) degree, with an extra year of study enabling you to pursue your subject in more detail and develop advanced research skills. It

MSci degrees

Integrated placement year

All of our degrees offer the option to gain extra hands-on experience through a one-year placement in industry. It's a great opportunity to develop your practical skills in a real-world setting and will help you stand out to employers when applying for your dream job.

Our subject areas

We offer a wide range of degrees and courses in our specialist areas of animal, agriculture, equine, sport and veterinary nursing. Find your perfect course at Hartpury University.

Postgraduate study

Choose from master’s degrees and PhD study and create your future at Hartpury University. Postgraduate study is an exciting opportunity to develop specialist expertise to advance or change your career.

You'll immerse yourself in a subject you’re passionate about, while making a difference to the world through advancing research or real-world practice.

Postgraduate study

Access to Higher Education (HE)

If you'd like to study for a degree but don't have the qualifications you need, then an Access to HE Diploma could be for you.

Similar to A-levels, Access to HE diplomas are full level 3 qualifications. Choose from Access to HE qualifications in Sports Science, Animal Science and Welfare, Agriculture and Equine.

Access to HE

Professional courses

Our skills-based courses and apprenticeships in the land-based, animal and equine sectors are designed to meet the needs of local employers and provide additional qualifications to boost the skills, CVs and earning potential of our students.

Our courses cover everything from competency training through to regulatory qualifications, such as tractor driving, chainsaw maintenance and dog grooming.

Professional courses

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Discover everything you need to know about applying to study at Hartpury University. If you need any further support or information, please contact our admissions team.

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