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Harper Adams University

Harper Adams University is located close to a village called Edgmond, in Shropshire. The University was established in 1901 and specialises in higher education in the agricultural and rural sector. The University is set on a 635-hectare farm to give students first-hand experience in tackling developments in food production, animal sciences, land management and more. There are currently more than 4,000 students studying at the university.

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The overview

The main things you need to know about studying at the Harper Adams University.

  • Rankings

    Harper Adams University has maintained its position as the highest-ranking Modern University in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide. The University also achieved the Gold award for the second year in row for the Teaching Excellence Framework.

  • Employability

    Harper Adams University encourages students to get involved in the working world from the outset, valuing work and experience as a necessary part of education.

  • Fees

    For undergraduate students from the UK, the University tuition fees are £9,250 per year. For both international students and students from the EU, all courses are £10,800 per year.

  • Bursaries

    Many scholarships and bursaries are available at Harper Adams University. Click here to find out more about the different options available.


Harper Adams University’s accommodation is in a rural setting nearby to the university campus. There is a range of options including both en-suite and communal bathrooms and catered and non-catered. Applicants are able to submit an application for student accommodation once they have received an offer.

Students' Union

The University Student’s Union is a hub of activity, keeping students busy with events such as cooking classes, dog walking and arts and crafts. There is a wide range of societies and sports clubs including rugby, football, equestrian and clay pigeon shooting. By getting involved in what the Student’s union has to offer, members meet new people and enhance their university experience.

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Harper Adams University Students' Union
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Famous for

Harper Adams University has been recognised for its research quality in a number of different areas including management of soil and water, crop disease resistance and agricultural technology.


The new Harper and Keele Veterinary School welcomed its first cohort of 120 students in October 2020. The course will be delivered across both the universities’ sites to ensure a well-rounded experience and skillset.

Accommodation for Students says

"Shropshire’s countryside is breath taking. Nestled between Wales and Staffordshire, it is a stunning place to live with lots to explore."

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