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Harper Adams University, Harper Adams University

Address: Edgmond, Edgmond, Newport TF10 8NB, UK

Description Harper Adams University, Harper Adams University

  • Established: 1901
  • Location: Newport, UK
  • Number of students: more than 5000
  • Students age: 17+
  • University type: state
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Type of training : mixed .

Harper Adams University is the UK's leading agricultural university providing the most up-to-date agricultural knowledge. The UK is one of the European countries in which farming and agriculture flourish: huge money is invested in the development of technology and maintaining the sector at the highest level. All this makes the study of agriculture in Britain a very promising and prestigious education.

University students receive knowledge and skills for the successful conduct of an agricultural business and the most demanded specialties.

Harper Adams University includes 5 agricultural schools:

  • Faculty of Livestock and Veterinary Medicine
  • Faculty of Agronomy and Environmental Protection
  • Faculty of Engineering
  • Institute for Food and Supply Chain Management
  • Faculty of Farming and Agribusiness.

The university was founded in 1901 on the initiative of the farmer Harper Adams, who allocated 178 acres of land from his own estates, a family house and a farm.

Facts in numbers about Harper Adams University:

  • 50% = percentage of enrollment
  • 97.2% = percentage of employed graduates
  • Representatives of 30 countries study at the university
  • More than 50 bachelor's and master's programs
  • The university has invested 45 million pounds in funding over the past 12 years.
  • The rector of the university is a member of the British royal family, Anna Elizabeth Alice Louise, the only daughter of Queen Elizabeth II.

The university's research activities have repeatedly received the highest marks from the prestigious Research Excellence Framework.

Research areas of the university:

  • Genetic approach to improving food quality
  • Bioenergy and renewable resources
  • Research in the field of veterinary medicine, soil science and agricultural technologies
  • Application of robotics in farming and agriculture.


  • Teaching Excellence Framework = Gold
  • Complete = 41
  • Times / Sunday Times = 17
  • 1st place in Britain "Most promising and student-oriented university" according to the WhatUni Student Choice Awards in 2019
  • In 2017, the university received an award from the Queen for the application of innovative approaches in agricultural engineering and technology.

Among the graduates of the university are famous farmers, athletes, businessmen and politicians. Graduated agricultural professionals help the industry thrive with the tools they have mastered:

  • Searching for creative solutions to the challenges of the time
  • Ability to look globally at problems
  • The skill of using modern technologies.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Harper Adams University, Harper Adams University

Program name


  • Language of instruction: English
  • Duration: 3-5 years
  • Age: 17+.

Courses at the Faculty of Agriculture:

  • Agriculture
  • Agriculture and crop management
  • Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine
  • Agriculture and farm management for business
  • Agriculture and mechanization of work processes.

Courses at the Faculty of Business and Management:

  • Business management and marketing
  • Agribusiness
  • Agricultural food products, marketing and business.

Veterinary and livestock courses:

  • Animal behavior and life
  • Animal health
  • Livestock
  • Veterinary medicine: treatment, surgery
  • Veterinary: animal care
  • Bioscience
  • Physiotherapy
  • Animal protection
  • Zoology
  • Applied biology.

Programs at the Faculty of Engineering:

  • Agriculture and Engineering
  • Automated Engineering
  • Mechanical engineering.

Each university program includes 1 year of internship - during this time students:

  • Learn relevant knowledge and master the skills necessary to work in the industry
  • Interact with a large number of people
  • Make decisions on their own
  • Manage financial flows and personnel
  • Planning work and learning to take responsibility.

"Food Technology and Innovation":

  • Food products and consumer
  • Product development
  • Nutritionology.

Master's degree

  • Language of instruction: English
  • Duration: 1-2 years
  • Age : 21+.

A master's degree can be obtained in 6 directions:

  • Agriculture
  • Veterinary
  • Business, management and marketing in the field of agriculture
  • Agricultural Jurisprudence
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Food products, technologies and innovations.

Accommodation, housing and food

Students live in 15 hostels on campus. Dormitories are a whole residential complex that unites under one roof:

  • Student organizations
  • Gym
  • Dance studio
  • Cafeterias
  • The shops
  • Large recreation area
  • Wi-Fi throughout
  • Parking
  • Health Center.

The cost of living in residences

type of number



Annual cost

Single room, bathroom, laundry

Harris, Gloucester

3 times a day

£ 6480

Standard room, bathroom for several people, personal washbasin

Boughey, Bradford, Ward

3 times a day

£ 5680

Standard room, private bathroom

Flatt Road, Newtown, Poultry Dive

3 times a day

£ 5280

Standard room, bathroom and laundry for several people

Flatt Road, Newtown, Poultry Dive

3 times a day

£ 4200

Standard Room, Private Bathroom, Self Laundry

Self Catering Residences


£ 4800

Events Harper Adams University, Harper Adams University

The organization of a rich and interesting student life is one of the priorities of the university: Harper Adams University holds festivals and master classes, invites practicing specialists, members of the royal family have attended it for three years in a row.

Special attention is paid to sports - there are more than 10 sports sections, including:

  • Rugby
  • Football
  • Shooting
  • Hockey
  • Netball
  • Rowing
  • Basketball
  • Polo
  • Motorcycling
  • Horse riding
  • Mountain bikes.

Students take part in national sports competitions and tournaments in the British Universities and Colleges Sport leagues. The following communities are open at Harper Adams University :

  • Religious
  • International
  • LGBT +
  • Debate clubs
  • Musical associations.


  • The university is located in a picturesque countryside and has a modern infrastructure - robotics is used in the processing of farm estates, research is being carried out in the field of genetics. In general, the university is actively modernizing the campus and keeping it at the forefront
  • The university is not the highest competition in comparison with other English universities, as well as the relatively affordable cost of training: for local students 9250 pounds, for foreigners only two thousand more - 11,000 pounds
  • Each university program includes 1 year of internship
  • The university's website describes its advantages as follows: “We offer not only high-quality education with a focus on successful employment. Life at the university is something more: social life, participation in communities of interest, playing sports, not forgetting about excellent food and living conditions. "

Equipment Harper Adams University, Harper Adams University

Harper Adams University is located in the countryside on the outskirts of Edgmond and Newport. Newport is a small town founded in the 12th century as a trading center with a variety of shops and centers. The city has a huge number of cafes, bars, restaurants! Location of Newport in relation to other cities in Britain:

  • 1 hour drive to Manchester, Birmingham and Liverpool
  • 1.5 hours to London by train from Stafford.

Nearest train stations:

  • 15 miles to Stafford
  • 10 miles to Telford
  • 16 miles to Shrewsbury.

The infrastructure of the university includes a real operating farm on an area of 550 hectares. On campus there are cafeterias, student bars and canteens, plenty of parkland for walking and places to relax and study on your own.

  • The library is open 24 hours 7 days a week
  • The large Faccenda student center with board games, kitchen appliances, puzzles is the perfect place to relax with friends
  • Multifunctional playgrounds for team sports
  • Sports complex and fitness room
  • Football field
  • Hockey arena
  • Rugby field
  • Bowling
  • Squash courts
  • Outdoor heated pool.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

Open door dates:

  • 21.03
  • 13.06
  • 10.10
  • 14.11.

The university invites students aged 16-17 to spend two days on campus to get to know teachers, find new friends and understand if the university is suitable for undergraduate studies.

Additional student expenses:

  • £ 300 = refundable deposit for accommodation
  • 175 £ = student fee for participation in communities and clubs (optional)
  • up to £ 6480 = accommodation in a residence with meals
  • £ 3250 = Placement Year internship .

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

For admission to the bachelor's degree you will need:

  • School diploma or documents for course International Foundation (A-levels or the International Baccalaureate)
  • IELTS certificate (scores from 6.5 and above)
  • Online application for studies (via the website of the Central UK University Application System).

Requirements for applying for a master's degree:

  • Bachelor's degree with high scores
  • IELTS certificate (scores from 6.5 and above)
  • Experience in the chosen specialty (for some business programs)
  • Online application for studies (via the website of the Central UK University Application System).

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