Agriculture degrees

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At Hartpury, an agriculture degree is about so much more than farming. It's about working with people to create behaviour change, applying agri-tech data to increase yield and welfare, and translating scientific research and business theory into real solutions that address industry challenges.

You don’t need an agricultural background, you just need the passion and drive to make a difference to our planet, people, and animals.

Why Hartpury?

Our students benefit from a curriculum that’s informed by industry, with business management embedded throughout. As part of our 10-year vision to create a Digital Innovation Farm and become a leader in smart farming technology, our students learn from, and contribute to, the latest scientific research in our Agri-Tech Centre and advanced dairy parlour.

You’ll also spend time in industry, working on a range of projects and applying theory to practice. Add that to the expertise you’ll develop on our award-winning 380-hectare commercial farm, which supplies big brands including Müller, and you’ll be well prepared to drive the agri-tech sector forwards into a productive and sustainable future.

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Agriculture degrees

Access 380 hectares of commercial farmland and the latest agricultural technology. Develop the expertise to launch your career in this growing sector.

Smart farming

With a rapidly growing world population, set to hit 9.7 billion by 2050, there’s one huge challenge facing the agricultural industry: how do we feed an extra 2 billion people, sustainably?

Our students are the next generation of agricultural leaders. By investing in our Digital Innovation Farm project, we’re providing access to smart technology to carry out research and build the critical skills to contribute to innovative solutions that address this global food challenge.

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"There's a lot of things that Hartpury really exposes you to, showing you different industries that really do make your degree worthwhile. I wouldn't dream of going anywhere else now."

Holly Metcalfe, Hartpury graduate and Production Administrator at Yorkshire Farmers.

Research that makes a difference

Our Digital Innovation Farm transformation began in 2019 with the launch of our Agri-Tech Centre, giving students access to precision farming tools and robotics as part of their learning. In 2022, we opened a new Tech Box Park to provide vital innovation spaces for Gloucestershire agri-businesses.

As a Hartpury student, you’ll have opportunities to gain industry experience and undertake scientific research, inside and outside the classroom. Develop applied and commercial expertise, including management and decision making, ready to make a difference as an agricultural manager, policymaker or scientist.

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