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At Hartpury you'll be able to study a subject you’re passionate about to an advanced level and develop both your personal and professional skills. 

Our postgraduate degrees are developed with insight from employers and in collaboration with our commercial industry partners. You’ll learn from research-active lecturers, these practising professionals are changing the future of our industries. You’ll apply what you learn, with opportunities to develop key employability skills where it matters.

Our reputation in our specialist industries attracts expertise from around the world. We promote collaboration across disciplines to synergise our knowledge base. In this way we challenge the status quo and drive forward innovative solutions to pressing problems.

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Postgraduate qualifications explained

Qualifications are split into two categories - master’s degrees and research degrees/PhD study. You can choose to study full-time, or part-time around other commitments. 

Not sure what type of course you want to study? Here's everything you need to know about postgraduate qualifications.

Master's degrees

A master’s degree involves both theoretical and practical learning to ensure you develop both knowledge and skills for employment. You'll be taught by a team of experts, applying theory to practice on campus or as part of a professional role alongside your studies.

At Hartpury, our taught master’s qualifications include:

  • Master’s in Science (MSc)
  • Master of Research (MRes)
  • Postgraduate Certificate (PG Cert) and Postgraduate Diploma (PG Dip)
  • Integrated Master’s degree (MSci)
Master’s degrees

Getting ahead with a postgraduate degree

Before studying a master's degree at Hartpury, Megan Batchelor had been overlooked for a job, with employers citing qualifications. Since graduating, she's hasn't looked back

Postgraduate study

PhD study

Our Doctorate’s of Philosophy (PhDs) can be taken on successful completion of a master’s degree or directly from your undergraduate degree.

The main component is the doctoral thesis - a significant research project on a specialist topic that adds new knowledge or understanding to your field of study, and is worthy of publication.

As a PhD student, you’ll benefit from our unique research environment. Through our partnership with the University of the West of England (UWE), you’ll be a member of two passionate research communities, with access to a diverse range of resources, including cutting-edge commercial facilities and extensive research subjects, expertise and academic services.

Research degrees

Improving industry through research

"Hartpury look at you as an individual and talk to you about what you want to do and what your aspirations are; they want students to become successful."

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