Master Blended

Applied Agricultural Sciences

Hartpury College

12 months
13000 GBP/year
9000 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Join the next generation of agriculturalists, equipped with the skills to shape the future. Benefit from our Digital Innovation Farm and government-funded Agri-Tech Centre. Apply to the Applied Agricultural Sciences programme at Hartpury College.


Pursue big global issues

Join the Applied Agricultural Sciences programme at Hartpury College and pursue key agricultural solutions to today’s industry challenges of climate change, sustainability, resource management, food security, food safety and an increasing world population.

Supported by our academic and industry experts, you’ll understand how scientific theory can be used to improve professional practice.

Lead agricultural innovation

Our government-backed £2million Agri-Tech Centre and Digital Innovation Farm project have been designed to make us a leading national voice in agri-science.

You’ll be part of this initiative, playing an active role in our smart farming platform where knowledge and digital technology combine. Our smart tech, robotics and precision tools will place you at the forefront of agricultural data and science.

Create a sustainable future

You’ll have access to laboratories, our 400-hectare award-winning commercial farm (dairy, beef, sheep and arable) and smart farming initiatives. You’ll be supported to maximise learning opportunities in the real-world both inside and outside your studies, to help provide sustainable solutions for modern industry challenges.

Industry opportunities

You’ll have opportunities to learn directly on our commercial farm that works with Sainsbury’s, Muller, Glencore and Frontier, among others. You’ll also benefit from our extensive industry networks including GFirstLEP, NFU, Foyle Food Group and Agrii.

Programme Structure

  • The master’s degree focuses on the science of agricultural production, focused on meeting current industry sustainability challenges.
  • A central theme will be investigating how science can support industry to conserve natural resources; this is increasingly vital as resources become scarce and pressure to meet sustainable developments goals (SDGs) increases. You’ll evaluate effective measurement models, understanding how farming systems support the effective management of natural, manufactured and human resources, to maximise sustainability and business profitability.
  • To enhance your learning, you’ll engage in new ways with your own professional practice, increasing your ability to relate academic theory to the work environment. This will ensure you’re building identified work-related skills - intellectual, transferable and subject specific - to enhance your career.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines




180 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class
Upper Second Class (recommended)

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Academic

2:1 honours degree in a relevant subject. Students with 2:2 and relevant experience will be considered on a case by case basis.

  • Non-academic

Students with non-relevant qualifications but with sufficient work experience or professional experience will be considered on an individual basis.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13000 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9000 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • Postgraduate Diploma: £6,000
  • Postgraduate Certificate: £3,000

Living costs for Gloucester

824 - 1563 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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