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Harper Adams

Why Harper?

As the population grows, so do our demands on the planet. Managing this resource has never been so important.

Since it was founded in 1901, Harper has been designed to meet this challenge. Set on a 494 hectare farm, we are the leading specialist university tackling the future development of our planet's food production, processing, animal sciences, engineering, land management and sustainable business.

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Part Laboratory

With everything from molecular diagnostics laboratories to food processing facilities at your disposal, you'll be well equipped to experiment.

Part Farm

There are 494 hectares of farm land to work with here, so testing your theory in the field is more than a possibility. It's a reality.

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A male engineering student in red overalls is working on a vehicle in a workshop.

Part Invention Hub

From crop-spraying drones to life-saving technology, we don't just dream up new ideas and innovations here. We build them.

Part Think Tank

Our research brings together staff and students to tackle the biggest problems that our planet faces today.

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A male in white overalls, a hair net, and blue face mask is inspecting a machine in a food processing plant.

Part Industry

With a placement as part of every course, and a £4M Innovation Centre built by Saputo Dairy UK on campus, you won't just learn about industry. You'll be a part of it.

All Harper

Learn more about university life at Harper Adams.

98.8% graduate employment (Graduate Outcomes)

Winner for Job Prospects 2020 - Whatuni Student Choice Awards

Silver for Student Support 2020 - Whatuni Student Choice Awards

Top 10 for student satisfaction in England (NSS 2021)

£525,000 awarded in student scholarships by the university's Development Trust in 2019/20

UK's Best Modern University (The Times Good University Guide 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022)

Read more about life at Harper Adams University

A Proud History

Read the history of Harper Adams, from modern times, back to when Thomas Harper Adams bequeated his estate in 1892.

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