Hartpury University

Among the UK’s premier sport and education settings – you'll find the ideal professional learning environment for you to absorb yourself in postgraduate study at Hartpury.

About Hartpury University

Everything we do is focused on providing our students with the best possible learning experience to succeed in postgraduate study. Our learning experiences are consistently outstanding and we’re proud to be ranked in the top 20 UK universities for teaching quality (The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide, 2022). With us, you'll benefit from access to some of the world’s most advanced facilities at an educational establishment, including our new £8.8 million state-of-the-art Sports Academy, helping to support students across our taught and research degrees, including PhDs.

Our Academies have produced over 200 professional athletes and operate across 10 sporting disciplines, providing a semi-professional sports environment with world-class facilities and professional coaching and support services – an ideal resource for postgraduate research and learning. These unique opportunities are relished by our students and we’re delighted to be no. 1 in the UK for full-time student satisfaction on our postgraduate full-time courses, with our sports degrees achieving 100% student satisfaction (Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey, 2021).


We conduct research that leads to real-world outcomes for everyone, from professional athletes and coaches to those undertaking exercise to maintain healthy living or overcome specific conditions.

We pride ourselves on enabling our students to learn from highly knowledgeable and dedicated lecturers, many of whom are practising professionals and industry leaders in their areas of expertise. What’s more, you’ll learn in some of the most advanced sports facilities found at an educational institution anywhere in the world.

Our performance sports environment means that we’ve got technology that you’ll find at Premier League and national training centres. We have 10 sports pitches including 3G all-weather surfaces, a medical centre and rehabilitation suite, as well as cross-training and power gyms. Our human performance and biomechanics laboratories include an anti-gravity treadmill and altitude chamber to aid recovery and promote performance fitness.

We’re committed to providing the highest standards of teaching excellence, investing more than £50 million in our specialist facilities on campus in the past decade. Our strong and growing relationships with international and national sports clubs and associations provides opportunities for students and research projects.

You’ll have access to world-class technology to enhance research, including a biomechanics laboratory and a human performance laboratory, and a new full-size floodlit 3G pitch with integrated video analysis.