Postgraduate

We’re ranked 3rd of over 100 UK institutions for taught postgraduate student experience. We’re also in the UK top 5 for postgraduate employability (30-year-olds and younger).*

You’ll gain the skills and experience you need to go further – whether you want to progress your existing career, change career direction completely or pursue a higher level of study for your own personal and professional fulfilment.

Choosing to study here means you'll become part of an active, exciting and supportive postgraduate community. Academics at the forefront of their fields will support you throughout your studies and work with you on research projects. Your wellbeing is as important as your success at Hartpury.

Join the Hartpury postgraduate community. Make your mark with a postgraduate qualification.

*Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey 2018.

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.

Explore taught study

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. 

Explore research study

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.

Explore the Arenas

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.

Book your place

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.

Email the team