Hartpury University and Hartpury College, located in Gloucestershire, spans 360-hectares with outstanding facilities designed to equip students with the expertise needed to progress into successful careers with big name employers.
At Hartpury, we specialise in animals, agriculture, equine, sport and veterinary nursing degrees. We’re proud of our high-quality teaching and student experience, ranking in the Top 10 UK universities for teaching quality (The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024) and achieving gold in all three areas of the Teaching Excellence Framework 2023.
We are proud to be an Ofsted Outstanding college and have 99% student satisfaction with teaching (Hartpury College 2023). 97% of our graduates are in employment, further study or other purposeful activity within 15 months of graduating (Graduate Outcomes, 2023). We’re also the highest achieving land-based college in England - all FE qualifications, all levels, all ages (DfE 2018-2019)
Hartpury provides top-class equine education alongside elite equestrian training. Our international reputation for equine welfare, health and performance means we attract driven, passionate and expert teaching staff.
You'll benefit from world-class equine facilities to strengthen your learning and employability. This includes competition arenas that host international events, as well as commercial equine therapy and rider performance centres.
Whether you choose to bring your own horse to Hartpury or not, there are plenty of opportunities to ride, including with our Hartpury Equestrian Club and our riding school.
Diploma in Sporting Excellence
If you’re rider and want the opportunity to improve performance via a blended learning programme consisting of central ‘camps’ at Hartpury College and ‘home visits’ from the rider’s assigned mentor/assessor, then this course is for you. This blended learning programme is in partnership with British Dressage, British Eventing, and British Showjumping. This programme is taken alongside an academic course.
This course allows you to gain detailed academic knowledge and an in-depth understanding of horse management and business through both theory-based and practical sessions. You'll study both pure business and equine-related units, giving you the specialised knowledge needed to pursue a range of careers.
This course is for students who want to develop the theoretical and practical skills to work with horses in the equine industry. Our students have regular yard duties, including weekends. You’ll complete internal work experience to develop your skills in a workplace setting.
If you're passionate about equine science and want to learn about the structure, diet, behaviour and rehabilitation of horses, then this course is ideal for you. You’ll gain detailed academic knowledge and an understanding of equine science, supporting you to progress into higher education or prepare you for an exciting career in the equine industry.
Level 3 Extended Diploma Equine Management Equitation (Riding)
This course gives you the opportunity to gain detailed academic knowledge and an in-depth understanding of horse management and equitation through theory-based and practical sessions.
Level 3 Extended Diploma Equine Management Business
You’ll have the opportunity to gain detailed academic knowledge and an in-depth understanding of horse management and equitation through theory-based and practical sessions.
Level 3 Diploma Equine Management Equitation (Riding)
You’ll have the opportunity to progress further with your studies and continue to enhance your theory based knowledge and practical skills by utilising the outstanding equine facilities on campus.
Level 3 Diploma Equine Management Equitation (Non riding)
This course gives you the opportunity to gain a good grounding in key aspects of horse management and the theory of equitation, via a mixture of theory and practical units.
Ba (Hons) Equine Business Management and Ba (Hons) Equine Business Management (with Foundation Year)
You’ll learn the key principles of successful business on a campus full of commercial opportunities. Develop your business skills and pursue your equine interest while gaining commercial experience, and be able to tailor your studies to suit your career goals.
This level 6 entry course will teach you the key principles of successful business on a campus full of commercial opportunities. Develop your business skills and pursue your equine interest while gaining commercial experience, and be able to tailor your studies to suit your career goals.
Ba (Hons) International Horseracing Business and Ba (Hons) International Horseracing Business (with Foundation Year)
Join a degree that’s been developed for the horseracing industry. Study horseracing business with practising industry professionals and gain the experience you need to succeed in the global racing business.
Bsc (Hons) Equestrian Sports Coaching
Immerse yourself in a high-performance equine environment and enhance your practical coaching skills with riders on site. Get hands-on in world-class facilities, including our Rider Performance Centre and championship arenas.
Bsc (Hons) Equestrian Sports Science and Bsc (Hons) Equestrian Sports Science (with Foundation Year)
You’ll get to understand the science that underpins successful horse and rider partnerships. Put your skills into practice in world-class commercial facilities on campus. Tailor your studies to suit your career goals.
Bsc (Hons) Equine Performance and Rehabilitation and Bsc (Hons) Equine Performance and Rehabilitation (with Foundation Year)
You’ll be able to develop your skillset and knowledge in equine performance analysis and rehabilitation. Gain experience in our commercial Equine Therapy Centre and undertake a supported work placement in industry as part of your degree.
Bsc (Hons) Equine Science and Bsc (Hons) Equine Science (with Foundation Year)
You can study a range of equine science subjects and tailor your degree to suit you. Benefit from world-class facilities including an equine therapy centre, industry-standard science labs and horses on-site.
Equine Science (Level 6 entry)
On this level 6 entry course, you can study a range of equine science subjects and tailor your degree to suit you. Benefit from world-class facilities including an equine therapy centre, industry-standard science labs and horses on-site.
Bsc (Hons) Racehorse Performance and Rehabilitation and Bsc (Hons) Racehorse Performance and Rehabilitation (with Foundation Year)
On this course you will develop your expertise in racehorse performance analysis and rehabilitation. Benefit from excellent links with the racing industry. Graduate with a strong portfolio and the contacts you need for an international horseracing career.
BSc (Hons) Equine Behaviour and Welfare and BSc (Hons) Equine Behaviour and Welfare (with Foundation Year)
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.
FdSc Equine Performance
You’ll be able to gain applied knowledge and practical experience in the field of elite horse performance on this foundation degree. Focus on the latest industry practices and undertake work-based learning. Develop your skills to work with horses at the highest competitive levels.
MRes Equestrian Science
This unique Master of Research (MRes) degree is a specialised master’s degree that provides the opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of the core principles of research as well as the ability to undertake research in the equestrian science subject area.
MSc Applied Equine Science (MSc, Postgraduate Diploma or Postgraduate Certificate)
The MSc Applied Equine Science programme provides you with the opportunity to develop and further explore a range of applied subjects within the field of equestrian science, building on your prior learning and experience within the industry.
MSci Equine Science
Complete an undergraduate and postgraduate-level qualification in four years. Study a range of equine science subjects and tailor your degree to suit you. Benefit from world-class facilities including an equine therapy centre, industry-standard science labs and horses on-site.
MSc Veterinary Physiotherapy
This part-time programme is available to chartered physiotherapists who are looking to specialise in animals. Graduates from this programme will either receive a Postgraduate Diploma or MSc in Veterinary Physiotherapy, which will allow them to upgrade from Category B membership of ACPAT to Category A.
Equitation Science (MSc, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate)
Improve the welfare of horse and rider through ethical decision-making underpinned by the latest scientific research. You’ll learn from leading lecturers and industry experts who are changing the world of equitation science, influencing the development of new ethical policies and practices that challenge the status quo.
Equine Performance and Rehabilitation Postgraduate Certificate
This course is ideal for those who want to integrate advanced science with high-level equine performance. Applying theory to practice in the real world, you’ll learn how to maximise equestrian athletic performance, aiding the selection of performance horses and extending successful careers of both the horse and the rider.
Equine Behaviour and Welfare Postgraduate Certificate
This is the ideal postgraduate course for those who want to integrate advanced science with the field of equine behaviour and welfare. You’ll apply theory to practice in a supported setting, while developing new expertise to advance your knowledge and career.
Be part of an internationally recognised research community. Change the world we live in. This is your opportunity to undertake practical research designed to make a positive difference to people, organisations and communities.