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Set on a 635 hectare farm, Harper Adams is the UK’s leading specialist university tackling the future development of the world’s food production, animal sciences, engineering, land management and sustainable business.

As the population grows, so do our demands on the planet. 

Managing our natural resources has never been so important. Since it was founded in 1901, Harper has been meeting this challenge.

Community and collaboration are key at Harper Adams, meaning everyone, including staff, students and industry partners, benefits from a close network of knowledge and opportunity exchange.

  • Programmes fall into 11 broad subject areas – but none operate in isolation

Courses offered at undergraduate and postgraduate level fall into the follow subject areas:

  • Agriculture
  • Animal Sciences
  • Applied Biology
  •  Business and Agri-food
  • Countryside, Environment, Wildlife and Geography
  • Engineering
  • Food Science, Technology and Innovation
  • Rural Estate, Property and Land Management
  • Veterinary Nursing
  • Veterinary Physiotherapy
  • Zoology

Nearly all of the 2,800 undergraduate students at Harper undertake a sandwich placement year in industry, resulting not only in work-ready graduates, but also students who tackle real-world, industry relevant research projects in the final year of their studies.

For their two/ three years studying at the university campus in rural Shropshire, students have access to cutting edge facilities such as the Agricultural Engineering Innovation Centre, where the future of farming is being pioneered with agricultural robots; the Elizabeth Creak Science Laboratories; a new robotic dairy university farm, the Veterinary Services Centre; and the Regional Food Academy.

Applied research is at the heart of the university’s activity, with the work of a thriving academic community underpinning both teaching and work with the industries allied to Harper.

The 2014 Government Research Excellence Framework rated all of the university’s research as “of international quality”, and more than half was deemed “world leading” or “internationally excellent”.

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01952 815 000

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Harper Adams University, Newport, Shropshire TF10 8NB

ELC Funding No
3145

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Engineering - Mechanical
Engineering
The world needs more engineers. Yet employers say many graduates lack practical experience, leadership skills and technical expertise. Harper Adams graduates are industry ready from the first day on the job, with the skills, knowledge and experience engineering companies want. With our project-focused curriculum and placement year you can change your horizons and achieve more than you think is possible.
West Midlands 01952 815 000   email   website
ELC
Environmental & Land Based Industries
Countryside, Environment, Wildlife and Geography
Study here and let your curiosity of the natural world lead you to dynamic career opportunities. Learn about sustainable management practices and the underpinning theories. Each of our courses has its own focus on topics such as conservation biology, animal behaviour, renewable energy, water, forestry, food security, land use, and social and physical geography. You'll also develop highly transferable job skills such as teamwork, problem solving, and managing people and projects.
West Midlands 01952 815 000   email   website
ELC
Food Science and Technology
Food Science, Technology and Innovation
1 in 7 jobs in the UK is in the food and drink sector. At Harper Adams you can study the science behind food production. You can learn about the different stages of the chain from the farmers growing crops and rearing livestock, to those researching, creating and testing new products, to the processors who create what we eat, and the marketers, logistics and retail professionals who bring it to you, the consumer.
West Midlands 01952 815 000   email   website
ELC
Real Estate
Land and Property Management
Would you enjoy the exciting challenges of managing land, estate and property? A career where no two days are the same? Understanding the issues facing our towns and countryside and helping the people who live and work there make the most of their land and property? Then Harper Adams could be the place for you.
West Midlands 01952 815 000   email   website
ELC

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