Postgraduate

Absorb yourself in what you love. Improve the futures of people, animals and the planet, whilst developing your own expertise and career. We’re ranked 3rd in the UK for part-time student experience and have 100% student satisfaction for all postgraduate part-time courses*.

You can choose from taught and research degrees, as well as PhDs, in animal, agriculture, equine, sport and veterinary subjects.

You’ll benefit from access to some of the most advanced facilities in the world at an educational institution, on a campus that’s received over £50 million investment in the last 10 years. Home to nine specialist businesses, it provides the ideal professional learning environment for you to absorb yourself in postgraduate study.

Our reputation in our specialist industries attracts teaching and coaching staff from across the globe. You’ll learn from lecturers who are also practising professionals. This includes top coaches, trainers, scientists, behaviourists, nutritionists, veterinary professionals, psychologists and more.

You’ll be able to develop your skills on a rural 360-hectare campus as part of an almost-4,000-strong student body. Our small class sizes and personal teaching approach means you’ll get the support you need to succeed.

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*Postgraduate Student Experience Survey 2019

Your perfect environment

You’ll have access to our newly refurbished postgraduate space. Open 24 hours a day, the postgraduate study room offers you a comfortable place to meet others, study, read and relax.

We have the best of both worlds at Hartpury. You’ll be surrounded by 360-hectares of lush, rolling countryside perfect for when you need a breath of fresh air. The nearby towns of Cheltenham and Gloucester are only a quick drive away for lunch dates and shopping.

We have industry-standard equipment right here on campus. This includes our commercial farm, animal collection, world-leading equine facilities and multi-million pound Sports Academy, all within a short walking distance of each other.

Postgraduate Taught degrees

We offer a variety of Master’s degrees in Equine, Animal, Sport, and Veterinary Physiotherapy. Our taught degrees involve timetabled lectures, assignments and examinations. They follow a similar structure to an undergraduate degree.

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Postgraduate Research degrees

If you prefer the idea of intensive research and a more independent approach then you may prefer to study for either an PhD or MPhil. You’ll be paired with one of our specialised supervisors to drive forward a research project.

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Our Research and Knowledge Exchange Arenas

Our multi-disciplinary Arenas and academic networks bring together dedicated staff, students and facilities. The four Arenas provide you with a welcoming place to learn from others and develop ideas. Each Arena has its own leader and character, which will allow you to make your mark in a field that interests you.

The Arenas are:

  • Animal Welfare
  • Equestrian Performance
  • Sport, Exercise and Wellbeing
  • Pedagogy, Practice and Community

The work produced is shaping professional practice, positively impacting on the quality of people’s lives and influencing the application of technologies. On a daily basis you'll immerse yourself in research that addresses real world issues, while exploring the latest developments in your field.

Applied research is at the heart of postgraduate life at Hartpury. Explore our research Arenas and our academic networks.

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Visit us

The best way to discover whether Hartpury  could be right for you is to come and visit our stunning 360-hectare campus. There are a couple of options if you’d like to find out more about postgraduate study.

Come to an open day

You’ll find out what it’s like to be a student here and how we can help you make the right decision about your next step.

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Book a one-to-one visit

Don't worry if you can't make an open day. Email our postgraduate team to arrange a one-to-one visit to see our facilities and speak to staff.

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