Harper Adams University

University Profile

Harper Adams is the UK’s leading specialist university tackling the future development of the world’s food production, animal sciences, engineering, land management and sustainable business. Community and collaboration are key at Harper Adams, meaning everyone, including staff, students and industry partners, benefits from a close network of knowledge and opportunity exchange.

Nearly all of the 2,800 undergraduate students at Harper undertake a sandwich placement year in industry, resulting not only in work-ready graduates, but also students who tackle real-world, industry relevant research projects in the final year of their studies.

For their two/ three years studying at the university campus in rural Shropshire, students have access to cutting edge facilities such as the Agricultural Engineering Innovation Centre, where the future of farming is being pioneered with agricultural robots; the Elizabeth Creak Science Laboratories; a new robotic dairy university farm, the Veterinary Services Centre; and the Regional Food Academy.

Harper Adams University, which holds a Teaching Excellence Framework Gold award, is the UK’s Best Modern University in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide (2017, 2018 and 2019) and was named the UK’s best university for job prospectus and student satisfaction at the Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2019.


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