Set on a 635 hectare farm, Harper Adams is the UK’s leading specialist university tackling the future development of food production, animal sciences, engineering, land management and sustainable business. Community and collaboration are key at Harper Adams, meaning everyone, benefits from a close network of knowledge and opportunity exchange.
Courses offered fall into the follow subject areas:
· Animal Sciences
· Applied Biology
· Business and Agri-food
· Countryside, Environment, Wildlife and Geography
· Food Science, Technology and Innovation
· Rural Estate, Property and Land Management
· Veterinary Nursing
· Veterinary Physiotherapy
Nearly all of the 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.
Whilst studying at the university campus, students have access to cutting edge facilities such as the Agricultural Engineering Innovation Centre, where the future of farming is being pioneered; 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, with 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”.
Harper Adams University currently holds the following accolades:
· The UK’s Best Modern University – Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018.
· University of the Year 2016 and 2017 – Whatuni Student Choice Awards – also best for student support, job prospects and courses & lecturers in the 2017 awards.
· The UK’s Number 1 University for student experience – Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2017.
· Rated Gold, the highest possible outcome, in the Government’s 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework.