Virtual Postgraduate open evening
Find out more about our taught and research degrees, as well as PhDs, in animal, agriculture, equine, sport and veterinary subjects.
Book onto our next Postgraduate virtual open evening on Thursday 25 March.
Animal and Agriculture Research Centre
Urbanisation has changed the relationship between people, animals and surrounding rural and urban areas. Our cross-disciplinary research themes focus on providing answers to challenges that have arisen as a result:
We ask the right questions, examining animal and agricultural industries through an expert lens to find practical solutions to real-life problems.
Our 360-hectare campus is home to a commercial farm, over 70 different species of animals, and a wildlife haven supporting woodland, meadow and lake habitats. It provides the perfect base for real-world research.
A dynamic team, extensive facilities and valuable research collaborations across the globe enable us to make a difference where it matter, lobbying for evidence-based policies and practices to achieve positive outcomes for all.
Many dog owners allow their pets to jump out of car boots, however, our recent research, the first study of its kind, reveals that this could be placing your much-loved canine friends at risk of injury, and, what's more, the higher your boot is from the floor, the greater the level of loading that's applied to your dog's forelimbs.
Our research on human-animal interactions in zoos is shaping best practice and pioneering innovation - exploring how behaviour, health and welfare are affected in both parties to optimise these during interactions so that both the human and animal thrives.
We’re carving out best practice in animal physiotherapy, promoting the use of objective measures for monitoring effects of treatment of musculoskeletal conditions by physiotherapists, supporting practitioners to demonstrate outcomes both objectively and confidently to owners, veterinary surgeons and other professionals.
Our exciting 10-year Digital Innovation Farm project is shaping the future of digital farming in the UK and beyond. We're playing a pivotal role in the advancement of agricultural technology, data and security through the development of a new innovation and demonstration test-bed.
Vicky is passionate about understanding human-animal interactions, improving animal welfare and conservation outcomes. Boasting over 30 years’ experience working for zoos, Vicky co-founded the Indonesian conservation programme Selamatkan Yaki.
She's also published successful books including Zoo Animal Learning and Training and Anthrozoology: Human-Animal Interactions in Domestic and Wild Animals.
Marc is a promotor of sustainable relationships between humans and animals, aiming to improve animal welfare and human safety, specifically in the fields of behavioural ecology and applied ethology with horses, elephants, primates, antelopes and birds.
Marc acts as Belgian Government adviser on equine welfare policies and has a rich portfolio of published work, including in the Journal of Veterinary Behaviour.
Alison’s research interests focus on canine biomechanics and hydrotherapy, specifically improving the evidence base behind canine rehabilitation through hydrotherapy, working with cases in our campus Canine Hydrotherapy Centre.
Alison’s passion also spans health and welfare in exotic pets, most recently developing evidence to help combat common dental disease and bacterial infections in guinea pigs.
Our campus is home to over 70 animal species as part of our animal collection - domestics, exotics, invertebrates and amphibians – as well as a wealth of wildlife that form important research subjects. Students have access to these species, garnering hands-on experience.
Our award-winning 400-hectare commercial farm includes a dairy bull-beef rearing unit, 296-cubicle dairy unit, Shearwell Te Pari Racewell HD3 Sheep Handler. A Digital Innovation Farm is in development which already includes a new Agri-Tech Centre.
Join our international network of academic and industry professionals; like us, they’re dedicated to making a worthwhile contribution to our disciplines.
Choose a Hartpury research degree. Be supported by leading academic and industry experts to make a positive difference to the world.
Our communities of practice connect academic and industry practice - like-minded individuals make great ideas happen, extending the value and impact of our work.