Course type:

Masters in Research (MRes)

This new postgraduate degree is ideal for those planning to undertake a research focussed qualification within our subject specialisms, but which sits outside of our current Masters provision. Examples include agriculture, sports business, sport and exercise sciences and animal / bioveterinary science. 

Technological and scientific developments have a growing impact within the land based and sport / exercise industries; the ability to adapt to these is crucial for success. Innovative research evidencing the benefits that such developments provide, offers industries the support to adapt for future sustainability.

This programme is aimed at those wanting a masters qualification within sport and exercise, or the land based subjects of agriculture, animal, or equine, but whose specific subject interests sit outside of our current Masters provision.  This could include research projects within the broad subjects of agriculture, equine business management, animal science or sport and exercise sciences, amongst others.

Alongside your extended research project, you will undertake taught modules that complement the research focus of the degree and the subject area within which your project lies. You will be required to undertake a research methodology module that will both support your project and help you develop a broader appreciation of research methodologies used within the readings you are exposed to within your studies.

The subject-orientated modules will be chosen from the breadth of our current postgraduate modular provision with guidance from your academic tutor in order that the chosen subjects reinforce the specific research subject you choose to investigate.

How to apply for this course

Course Duration

1 Year
1 Year course
Course type:
Full Time
Part-time study options available

Entry Requirements

Applicants should have at least an upper second class 2:1 honours degree in a relevant subject. Students with no-relevant qualifications but with work experience or professional experience will be considered on an individual basis.

How to apply

Apply online

If you want to apply for postgraduate study at Hartpury, you will need to complete the online postgraduate application form.

The selection process is very similar to undergraduate study; however, we do interview all potential Masters Degree students.

Thinking of doing your PhD at Hartpury University?

If you are interested in undertaking a supervised PhD at Hartpury, please contact the Associate Dean (Learning and Teaching) on +44 (0)1452 702244 to discuss your application further.

Before your start

During the summer before you start at Hartpury, we will send you details about your joining instructions, which includes information about induction and enrolment. You can find out more on our Coming to Hartpury page.

Did you know you could combine undergraduate and postgraduate level study?

Hartpury offers a range of Integrated Masters programmes in Sport, Equine and Animal. The first two years parallel the associated undergraduate degree. On successful completion of your second year and with the achievement of a minimum mark average, you will then progress on to a third year where you will study a careful arrangement of third year and postgraduate modules before embarking on a final year of Masters level study. In the final year, you will carry out a research project to explore your own area of specific interest and extend your specialist knowledge and critical thinking.

To find all of our MSci degree courses, just search under honours degrees in the course search.