Postgraduate study at Hartpury University
Absorb yourself in what you love and improve the futures of people, animals and the planet, whilst developing your own expertise and career. We’re driving positive change in animal and equine wellbeing, agriculture, sports performance and public health.
Our world-class facilities and expertise offer unrivalled learning opportunities. Our small class sizes and personal teaching approach means you’ll get the support you need to succeed.
We’re proud to have ranked 6th in the UK – and best in the South West - for teaching quality in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide, 2023.
You can choose from taught and research master’s degrees, as well as PhDs, in animal, agriculture, equine, sport and veterinary subjects.
You’ll be able to develop your skills on a rural 360-hectare campus as part of a passionate community of over 4,500 students.
You’ll benefit from access to some of the most advanced facilities in the world at an educational institution, on a campus that’s received over £50 million investment in recent years. New facilities include a £2 million Agri-Tech Centre, an £10 million sports academy, a world-renowned rider performance centre, a canine therapy centre, and an anti-gravity treadmill and high-altitude hypoxic chamber. We have strong industry connections, working with over 2000 commercial enterprises. We’re also home to nine specialist businesses that provide the ideal professional learning environment for you to absorb yourself in postgraduate study.
You’ll also find over 70 domestic and non-domestic species on campus, a commercial farm, and a busy events calendar including three international equestrian events each year.
We’re the only educational institution in the UK with its own Championship rugby team – Hartpury RFC – based on campus. We also support Olympic equestrian champions to prepare for competition. You could get involved with these projects too.
Academic and industry expertise
Our reputation in our specialist industries attracts teaching and coaching staff from across the globe. You’ll learn from lecturers who are also practising professionals. This includes top coaches, trainers, scientists, behaviourists, nutritionists, veterinary professionals, psychologists and more.
Our students and staff share best practice developments at global conferences, publish in big-name academic journals and feature in national and international media.
A personal learning experience
You’ll be supported to achieve your unique goals through small class sizes and have opportunities to tailor modules and projects by your interests and aspirations.
We focus on the application of research in the real-world. We innovate where it matters. Partnering with key industry and academic bodies to help find solutions to important real-world issues.
Our PhD students assist in teaching, work with students on live research projects and produce new research, which informs our curriculum. Our MRes degrees are unique – you can choose to undertake your research in any one of our specialist areas, providing we can supervise it.
We even offer paid teaching and research assistant roles alongside studies to strengthen learning and experience in specific areas, and provide a helpful wage.
We’ll consider you for a course if you have worked to a high level in industry, even if you don’t have relevant subject qualifications. Our programmes are offered flexibly to fit around commitments, including work, family and sport.
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Department / School information and available programmes:
- Master of Business Administration (MBA)
- MRes Animal Science
- MRes Anthrozoology
- MRes Equestrian Science
- MRes Sport and Exercise Science
- MSc Animal Assisted Counselling
- MSc Animal Welfare, Policy and Legislation
- MSc Applied Agricultural Sciences
- MSc Applied Animal Behaviour and Welfare
- MSc Applied Equine Science
- MSc Applied Performance Analysis in Sport
- MSc Equitation Science
- MSc Horse Rider Musculoskeletal Therapy and Rehabilitation
- MSc Professional Development in Sports Coaching
- MSc Sports Coaching
- MSc Sports Management
- MSc Strength and Conditioning
- MSc Veterinary Physiotherapy
- PGCert Advanced Equine Veterinary Nursing (Critical Care)
- PGCert Advanced Equine Veterinary Nursing (Diagnostic Imaging and Rehabilitation)
- PGCert Advanced Veterinary Nursing
- PGCert Advanced Veterinary Nursing (Clinical Nursing and Client Support)
- PGCert Advanced Veterinary Nursing (Perioperative Nursing and Patient Safety)
- PGCert Equestrian Performance and Rehabilitation
- PGCert Equine Behaviour and Welfare