Master's assistant roles

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Postgraduate courses

Our teaching and research assistant roles provide a unique opportunity for both UK-based and international students to join us as part-time staff members alongside their studies. Earn a salary whilst gaining new skills and expertise.

Successful candidates will become part of a dynamic academic team, benefitting from formal training opportunities and coaching from senior staff. This enables postgraduate assistants to enhance their networks, experience and expertise, whilst contributing to the provision of an outstanding student experience.

Current vacancies

Opportunities are open to anyone holding an offer for or studying a Hartpury MSc or MRes qualification.

Postgraduate Teaching Assistants

Animal and Agriculture, Equine, and Achievement and Success Centre

Please submit your completed application by Friday 4 August 2023; interviews will be held at Hartpury during w/c Wednesday 15 August 2023.

Postgraduate Research Assistant

Animal and Agriculture, Equine, and Sport

Please submit your completed application by Friday 4 August 2023; interviews will be held at Hartpury during w/c Wednesday 15 August 2023.

Postgraduate Research Ambassador Public and Community Engagement

Public and community engagement is an important area for Hartpury to enable us to articulate the great work we engage with across research and knowledge exchange (RKE) to our specialist animal, agriculture, equine, sport and veterinary nursing communities and stakeholders, locally, nationally and internationally.

We are looking to recruit a Master’s studentship to work alongside the RKE team to support Hartpury’s PCE activities across our academic departments. This is a ten month position, which receives a monthly tax free stipend of £1000 as well as payment of your tuition fees. WE are looking for individuals with an interest in science communication, media and marketing and who enjoy meeting and engaging with people.

The role is the equivalent of two days per week; however some flexibility will be required to the nature of PCE and events.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Dr Jane Williams. Please submit your completed application to by Friday 21 July 2023; interviews will be held at Hartpury on Wednesday 2 August 2023.

Students in sport performance gym

Teaching assistants

As a Hartpury postgraduate teaching assistant, you’ll join our university teaching team to support academic staff for 15 hours each week across all aspects of practice including facilitating group and one-to-one student sessions, teaching and assessment, as well as academic administration duties.

Teaching is a valuable experience for many postgraduate students. As part of the role, we’ll support you to achieve your Advance HE Associate Fellowship status, which is highly regarded across the higher education sector for those who want to progress into lecturing roles.

This opportunity will also broaden your career options - some students enjoy lecturing in their discipline so much that they decide to progress into a teaching career permanently, sometimes even joining our Hartpury teaching team.

Student taking part in animal research

Research assistants

As a Hartpury postgraduate research assistant, you’ll contribute to the delivery of our research and knowledge exchange strategy, joining an innovative research team making worthwhile contributions to our industries.

You’ll support the undertaking of high-quality original research and data analysis / interpretation, as well as participating in the writing of reports and peer-reviewed publications.

If you’re passionate about developing your research skills and networks, whilst contributing to your industry beyond your direct qualification, this role could be ideal for you. It’s also ideal preparation for an academic research role or PhD study.