Harper Adams University

Postgraduate Study

  • Land­based studies with unrivalled industry links and a 100+ year reputation.
  • Internationally­recognised standing in research into the agri­food supply chain.
  • Developing links with a range of universities in other countries.

What do Postgraduate Students Study?

  • The number of taught postgraduate students has doubled since 2012, on a broad range of courses for the land­based sector, including industry focussed subjects such as entomology, pest management, veterinary physiotherapy, farm business management, rural estate and land management.

The 655 postgraduate students enrolled in the academic year 2014/15 comprise:

Mode of study

  • Full Time 15%
  • Part Time 85%


  • UK 87%
  • EU 5%
  • Other 8%

Numbers of Students by Subject Area

Subject Research Taught Total
Agriculture & related subjects 57 543 600
Biological sciences 1 16 17
Engineering & technology 0 17 17
Education 0 13 13
Business & administrative studies 0 8 8
Law 0 2 2

Postgraduate Courses

Type of Qualification:

Mode of study:

Postgraduate Fees and Funding

The following are the typical annual course fees for postgraduate students submitted to us by the university (Reddin Survey of University Tuition Fees 2016–2017):

Type of Course Taught Postgraduate
Classroom -
Mixed -
Laboratory £2,700–10,500
Clinical -

Bursaries and Scholarships

  • Student Loans Company finance now available for Masters degree students.
  • Some postgraduate scholarships available to students with confirmed places.

Facilities and Support for Postgraduate Students

  • Modern rural campus and dedicated postgraduate centre.