Animal Degrees Hartpury University

Animal degrees

Become inspired to turn your passion into your career

The physical and emotional needs of animals is at the heart of everything we do. Working with research-active staff, our students contribute to studies that are helping us understand animals like never before.

Put theory into practice and boost your CV with access to a variety of species, laboratories, animal therapy and hydrotherapy centres, a new Equine and Animal Assisted Activities Area on a 360-hectare campus that provides an ideal environment.

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BSc (Hons) Biological Sciences

Develop your scientific knowledge with this BSc (Hons) Biological Sciences degree. You’ll expand your skills inside the laboratory and outside in the field, to prepare for an exciting career in biology.

Bsc Hons Animal Training And Performance L6

BSc (Hons) Animal Training and Performance

Develop the skills and expertise to transform your passion for training animals into a fulfilling career with this Animal Training and Performance degree.

Bsc Animal Behaviour And Welfare

BSc (Hons) Animal Behaviour and Welfare

Develop your expertise in animal behaviour and welfare and turn your passion into your career. Study the fascinating biology behind behaviour and consider ethical issues. 

Bsc Hons Human Animal Interaction With Psycology

BSc (Hons) Human-Animal Interaction with Psychology

Understand the fascinating and essential human-animal bond and the science behind it. Explore the role of animals as pets, in zoos, on farms, in therapy and in conservation.

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BSc (Hons) Veterinary Biosciences

Develop your knowledge and skills in animal biological sciences with this degree. Prepare to apply for a veterinary medicine/surgery degree in the future or an exciting career within the wider veterinary industry including veterinary laboratory and animal management environments.

Bsc Hons Canine Training And Performance

BSc (Hons) Canine Training and Performance (with Foundation Year)

Turn your passion for training dogs into an exciting career with this Canine Training and Performance degree. The foundation year entry provides an alternative route into degree-level study. It’s ideal for those who need to gain subject-specific knowledge and skills in order to progress with the full BSc qualification.

We’re fast establishing ourselves as a globally-recognised centre for animal training, behaviour and performance, creating an evidence base of best practice that’s changing the way we interact with animals. From optimising animal health and performance, to exploring human-animal interactions in zoos, our staff and students are providing solutions to real-world issues.

You’ll be exposed to a range of career opportunities to help you find the one that’s right for you, and start building your professional network from day one, ready for your industry work placement and dream career. Our lecturers have worked as animal trainers, coaches, behaviourists and veterinary professionals – so you’ll benefit from their considerable experience in the commercial animal industry.

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TEF Gold

Our undergraduate provision has been awarded Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Gold in all aspects - Overall, Student Experience, and Student Outcomes.

GUG 2024 Top 10 Teaching Quality Landscape

Teaching quality

Ranked in the top 10 universities for teaching quality (The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide, 2024).

Graduate Outcomes 2023 97Pc

Graduate employability

97% of our graduates are in employment, further study or other purposeful activity (Graduate Outcomes, 2023). 

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Academic support

We’ve been named as the top university in England for academic support (National Student Survey, 2023).


Settle into an accommodation option to suit your taste and budget – at Hartpury University, undergraduate students can choose to live on-campus surrounded by Gloucestershire’s beautiful countryside or off-campus in the heart of Gloucester City centre. Enjoy the best of both worlds.

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