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Hartpury University & Hartpury College

Start Your Dream Career At Hartpury

Hartpury House, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL19 3BE
T: 01452 702100

Job Type: Behaviour / Business Management / Coaching / Equine Studies / Racehorse Management / Research / Science / Sports & Performance / Therapy & Rehabilitation / Veterinary / Welfare

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 companies. 

At Hartpury, we specialise in animals, agriculture, equine, sport and veterinary nursing degrees and is rated Gold by Teaching Excellence Framework (2018), so students can be confident they will receive high-quality teaching.

We are proud to be an Ofsted Outstanding college and have the highest student satisfaction of all land-based further education colleges in England (DfE 2018-2019). 96% of our students are in employment within 6 months of graduating (HESA 2020).

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.

Find out how you could be the next chapter in our success story. Order a prospectus or book an open day today. 

College Courses

Diploma in Sporting Excellence 2020 – 2022

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. 

Level 3 Extended Diploma Equine Business

This course is for you if you want to gain a detailed academic knowledge and an in-depth understanding of horse management and business through both theory-based and practical sessions.

Level 3 Extended Diploma Equine Management

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 National Diploma Equine Management (Equitation)

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 National Diploma Equine Management (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. 

University Courses

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.

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 Management (top-up)

Top-up your existing qualifications to a full BSc (Hons) degree. Explore the business and science behind successful horse management, applying what you learn in our industry-leading facilities. Focus on the topics that interest you.

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.

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 Performance

The Masters in Research Equestrian Performance programme provides the opportunity to put into practice research techniques from a range of new and rapidly moving areas depending on your chosen field of study.

MSc Equine Science (MSc, Postgraduate Diploma or Postgraduate Certificate)

The MSc 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.

Masters in Research (MRES)

This postgraduate degree is ideal for those planning to undertake a research focussed qualification within our subject specialisms.

PhD

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. 

 

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