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Women's Football Academy

As a talented footballer you’ll have the chance to study, train and play in an environment that’s as close as it gets to a professional club. 

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Hartpury has an outstanding track record of developing players as well as preparing them for a career beyond their sport.

We’ll help you balance your studies and your football commitments. You’ll benefit from our extensive links with FA Women’s Super League and National Premier League teams, where you can combine playing for Hartpury and an external football club. There will also be opportunities to play exhibition fixtures, gain invaluable work experience, and build links for your future career.

You’ll learn from some of the best coaches at Hartpury. We’ll support you to achieve excellence in your academic studies and your football.

You’ll enjoy our extensive links with professional and non-league clubs, allowing you to play for Hartpury and an external football club. While you’re with us, you can gain invaluable work experience and build links for your future career.

We design your timetable with you in mind, meaning you'll get the best from your qualification and your training. As well as weekly sessions from dedicated coaches, you’ll have opportunities to compete at your level of university sport. The British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) leagues are your chance to compete against some of the UK’s top teams.

Expert coaches

To support top level young riders in the Hartpury Equine Academy, we offer three scholarships annually from September of each year.

Our Sports Academy staff are among the best in their respective fields. They’ve competed or worked at professional levels and continue to uphold their standards through strong links with their national governing bodies. Our coaches, medical staff, nutritionists, psychologists, and individual & team performance analysis will keep you performing at your peak.

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BSc (Hons) Sport Performance (Top-up Level 6)

Top up your existing qualifications to a full BSc degree in one year. Focus on the topics that interest you most and tailor your study towards your career goals. Gain the experience and skills to progress into a range of career options including sport performance, sports science, health, education, coaching or business.

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MSc Sports Coaching

This programme will support you to take your coaching to the next level by becoming a theoretically informed and evidence-based coaching practitioner.

Postgraduate Sport Hartpury University
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MRes Sport and Exercise Science

As the field of sport science grows, so do opportunities. The need for both practitioners and researchers to work in high performance sport settings is becoming more common. This course provides those looking to enter this industry with a blend of research and practical skills to help provide real word, research-informed solutions to enhance athletic performance.

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MSc Sports Management

The role of a successful sports manager is changing, as new technologies, organisational cultures and social trends influence best practice. This degree has been designed to meet modern industry demands, focusing on the application of theory to practice across a range of sports management and business settings.  

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Over 250 international athletes have developed their talents at Hartpury over the past 15 years. From equestrian medal-winners at the Olympics, to our BUCS-winning squads for men's and women's rugby and men's football, we nurture the very best talent.

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Equine Academy

Our equestrian athletes receive world-class coaching to develop their competition careers. Graduates include Rio Olympic medal winner Astier Nicolas and dressage star Olivia Oakeley.

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Women’s Rugby Academy

We have teams in the top tier of women’s rugby; the Premier 15s, and BUCS National League, and are previous BUCS champions. Our university team is coached by England star, Natasha Hunt. Recently, graduate Zoe Aldcroft was named World Rugby Women's 15s Player of the Year 2021.

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Men’s Rugby Academy

Our successful student-led team, Hartpury University RFC, plays and trains on campus. Professional players Jonny May, Alex Cuthbert, Seb Negri, Harry Randall, Jonny Hill and Ben Vellacott are among our graduates.

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Men’s Football Academy

Our senior football programme is among the best in the UK. We're 11-time BUCS Premier League winners and five-time BUCS national champions. Successful graduates include Ghana internationals Abdul Majeed Waris and David Accam, and Mustapha Bundu who played for Sierra Leone in the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations.

University Mens Football Academy

Rowing Academy

Five former students and staff were named in Team GB rowing squad for the Tokyo Olympics. We've seen numerous Home International appearances, as well as Henley Regatta, National Schools and BUCS Regatta wins. We have a strong relationship with British Rowing.

Hartpury Rowing Academy

Golf Academy

We play in the top levels in the BUCS leagues, BUCS Golf Tour and The R & A competitions. Former student George Bryant won the English and Welsh BUCS Golf Championship, and Joe Buenfeld won the Junior European Open.

Hartpury Golf Academy

Netball Academy

Our Netball Academy is coached by netball star Jess Shaw. We're a Team Bath Netball Academy Development Centre and BUCS league winners. Students play for Netball Superleague teams.

Hartpury Netball Academy

Athlete Performance Academy

We support athletes competing at the top of their national governing body talent pathway, including athletics, biathlon, cricket, swimming, and others.

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Modern Pentathlon Academy

Hartpury has an outstanding track record of developing athletes, as one of Pentathlon GB’s leading modern pentathlon academies.

Hartpury Modern Pentathlon Academy