Hartpury University Equine

Equine degrees

Become part of a high-performance equine environment

We have an international reputation for equine education. Our students are challenged to reach new heights in their fields.

If you’re passionate, hard-working and motivated to make a difference, we’ll give you the skills and connections to channel this energy into an exciting equine career. Whatever your career aspirations, you’ll find plenty of opportunities to gain experience on and off campus.

Featured equine degrees

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Bsc Hons Equine Science

BSc (Hons) Equine Science

If you’re passionate about horses and science and want to learn more about how these incredible animals work, then this is the course for you.

Bsc Hons Equine Performance And Rehabilitation

BSc (Hons) Equine Performance and Rehabilitation

If you’re passionate about maximising equine performance and rehabilitation alongside veterinary and professional teams, then this is the ideal course for you. This degree is also ideal for those looking to combine practical equine skills with a love for science and research.

Bsc Hons Equine Behaviour And Welfare

BSc (Hons) Equine Behaviour and Welfare

If you're passionate about the human-horse relationship from an equine welfare perspective, and want to understand how horses interpret our world to enhance their wellbeing, then this is the ideal course for you. You don’t need to ride horses, you simply need a keen interest in horse behaviour, learning and welfare.

Bsc Hons Equestrian Sports Coaching

BSc (Hons) Equestrian Sports Coaching

Immerse yourself in a high-performance equine environment, enhancing your practical coaching skills with riders of all levels on campus. You’ll graduate with a strong portfolio of coaching experience and have opportunities to work alongside top-level coaches and at international competitions.

Bsc Hons Equestrian Sports Science

BSc (Hons) Equestrian Sports Science

Equestrian sport has two athletes - the horse and rider, so is a particularly unique sport. If you’re interested in improving horse and rider performance and want to learn more about the way these two athletes interact, then this is the ideal course for you.

BA International Horseracing Business

BA (Hons) International Horseracing Business

Study horseracing business with practising industry professionals and gain the experience you need to succeed in the global racing business.

BA Hons Racehorse Performance And Rehabilitation

BSc (Hons) Racehorse Performance and Rehabilitation

If you want to develop your expertise in racehorse performance and rehabilitation, then this is the course for you. Throughout your degree, you'll learn how to achieve optimal racehorse performance including returning the thoroughbred to peak condition following an injury.

We provide real-world environments to apply theory to practice in workshops and seminars, as well as part of your undergraduate dissertation. Be exposed to research projects, industry conferences and international equine events. You'll gain valuable insights and make connections for the future.

Working alongside equine scientists, trainers, entrepreneurs and other professionals, you'll develop their expertise in line with industry best practice, and contribute to research that’s advancing welfare standards as well as performance for the horse and rider.

Equine Academy

With a proven reputation for supporting and developing talented young riders, both in their competition career and academically, our equestrian athletes receive world-class coaching to develop their competition careers. Graduates include Rio Olympic medal winner Astier Nicolas and dressage star Olivia Oakeley.

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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). 

NSS 2023 Academic Support

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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