Harper Adams University

Harper Adams University is the UK’s leading provider of higher education and research for the agri-food chain, delivering around 600 highly-skilled and experienced graduates a year into the sector.

First degree courses include agriculture (with a series of specialist routes including crop management and animal science), agricultural engineering, rural estate management, agri-food marketing, agri-business, environmental management, as well as animal behaviour and health subjects. Visit the website to see a full course list.

At postgraduate level, taught courses allow students to develop expertise in specialist fields including integrated pest management, agricultural law, aquaculture, pig production, plant pathology, forestry management and many more. A new government loan scheme allows anyone to receive funding of up to £10,000 for Masters courses, opening up postgraduate study as an option for many more people.

The placement year carried out by all Harper Adams undergraduate students, plus the university's strong ties to hundreds of businesses, result in a consistently high graduate employment rate – 98% for 2017 graduates.

Student Experience
Student satisfaction is currently at 92 per cent, the second highest score of any UK public university. Harper was named Best Modern University in the 2017 and 2018 in the Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide.
Harper Adams has a great campus atmosphere, with a strong community feel. The active Student Union maintains a busy calendar of sporting and social events, featuring big name acts, fundraisers and club socials, to allow from time out from study.
Link to student experience blog to get a sense of what goes on at Harper https://www.harper-adams.ac.uk/blog/.

Applied research
100 per cent of our research was declared of international quality, with more than 50 per cent either world leading or internationally excellent. We’ve created an environment where students, staff and industry work together on research with real-world impact, taking on some of the biggest global challenges facing our expanding population. We’re improving animal welfare, tackling food scarcity and developing new farm technologies. The work we produce is shaping professional practice government policy and the application of new technologies.
These projects have real, applied value and in some cases are sponsored by industry. For example, 2016 graduate Andrew Harrison’s work, funded by AHDB Dairy, provided useful insights into the behaviour of dairy cattle and should create new UK standards for the particle size distribution of grass silage and TMR.

Harper Adams University has an adjacent commercial farm with beef, dairy, pig, poultry and sheep enterprises. Also situated on the estate are the Dairy Crest Innovation Centre, Agricultural Engineering Innovation Centre, Crops and Environment Research Centre and Agri-Tech Innovation Hub. In addition to teaching and research, Harper Adams offers a series of conference and event venues and services.
Open Days:
June 16 and October 13, November 18, 2018
Residential Taster – The Harper Adams Experience, 8-9 July 2018
Visit us at a show or careers fair near you.

Where to find us

Harper Adams University,
Newport TF10 8NB

+44 1952 820280

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