• Location: Rural

About us

The world needs new talent. There are problems to solve and we are developing the skills and technology to tackle them. Here at Harper Adams we're taking on global challenges such as food security, sustainable technologies and natural resource management. Our task is to equip people to find creative, sustainable solutions to the economic and environmental challenges facing the world, both now and in the future. 

We believe passionately in what we do at Harper Adams and our students share our common agenda. With 8 billion people to feed (a figure expected to rise to 9.7 billion by 2050) and a planet to protect, the stakes could scarcely be higher. 

Harper Adams graduates are, right now, helping businesses and communities, the rural sector and the world to flourish. Find the degree that matters to you and you could be joining them. 


A degree that sustains. A degree that solves. A degree that engineers. A degree that cultivates. A degree that feeds. A degree that matters. It all starts with you.

What makes us different

What makes us different is simple: we don't just teach you the skills at Harper Adams, we help you put them into practice. Whether it's racing student-made robots in our soil hall, running hydro sessions in our veterinary suites or advancing sustainable agriculture in our robotic dairy, you'll always be putting what you learn to the test. 

Of course, you’ll also learn outside the classroom with our compulsory placement year. Employers need graduates who have real-world experience, plenty of innovative ideas, as well as great subject knowledge – which is where placement comes in. We work with hundreds of employers across the world, so we might have one or two connections to get you started.

Speaking of connections, a Harper degree gives you a lifelong network like no other. You’ll be studying alongside solution makers, world changers and future innovators – just like you. These people then make up your network – alongside our experienced staff, guest lecturers and placement employees.

If I am honest, I always knew my heart was set on Harper… the placement year, the helpfulness of the lecturers and just being able to do stuff on the farm or seeing what’s growing in the fields [is why I’d recommend Harper]. But what I have enjoyed the most about my time at university, is the people I’ve met along the way. There are some really inspiring people here

Elizabeth Tree
Student Story: Liz

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Course locations

Harper Adams University - Station Quarter

Station Quarter, Telford, TF3 4DU

Main Site

Edgmond, Newport, TF10 8NB