Hartpury University and College

Hartpury House

Hartpury is a specialist educational provider located in Gloucestershire with more than 3,600 college and university level students studying PhDs, postgraduate and undergraduate degrees, diplomas in the areas of sport, equine, animal, agriculture and veterinary nursing, and A-levels.

Located close to Gloucester and Cheltenham, Hartpury University and Hartpury College sit alongside one another on the same 360-hectare campus that has benefited from more than £50 million of investment over the past 20 years.

Students at Hartpury University have access to the largest equine educational establishment in the world, cutting-edge sports facilities, an extensive animal collection, an animal therapy centre, science laboratories with industry standard equipment and a fully working farm.

Hartpury University is home to more than 1,800 students completing undergraduate degrees, postgraduate degrees and PhDs, as well as higher education diplomas and postgraduate research in Sport, Equine, Animal, Agriculture and Veterinary Nursing.

It is the only educational institution in Gloucestershire to be awarded Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), which ranks providers based on their teaching and learning for students, putting it among the top higher education providers nationally.

Ninety-eight per cent of graduates from Hartpury University are in employment or further study within six months after graduating (DLHE, 2018).

Hartpury University was ranked third out of more than 100 UK education institutions in the Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey 2018, with an 88% cent overall student satisfaction score compared with a sector average of 79%.

Hartpury College, which has more than 1,800 students, was awarded Ofsted Outstanding in all areas in June 2018 and for its residential provision in March 2019.

Offering a range of A-levels and diplomas, it is one of the UK’s leading land-based, sports, equine and animal colleges.

It has the highest student satisfaction of all land-based further education colleges in the UK – 83.8% student satisfaction (Department of Education survey 2017/18).