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Harper Adams University College
http://www.harper-adams.ac.uk/

College Profile

In the 1890s, Harper Adam University College opened and began to offer programmes for specialization in agriculture. The full college started in April 1901 and was financed by a private bequest. It got its name from Thomas Harper Adam, who was a farmer and had bequeathed his land to the college. The college now educates not only small farmerís sons but also students from wealthier backgrounds. The college initially provided courses for men only. However, in 1915, it started providing courses for women, too.

Harper Adam University College was listed as the second-best college of its kind in a recent university guide of the times. The collegeís employability record is high because of its good contacts with food, rural and agricultural industries and businesses.

Undergraduate courses: These courses include agriculture, animals, countryside and environment, business, engineering, food, leisure and tourism, sustainable resource management, and REALM land and estate.

Postgraduate courses: The college has been providing these courses for the past 20 years. Course subjects include food marketing, crop protection, retail management, international business management, and even an MBA (master of business administration).

Access courses: These are a one-year course that helps you get admission to higher education. This is an entry qualification for various U.K. colleges and universities.


Campus Address(es)

Harper Adams University College
Harper Adams University College, TF10 8NB, Newport
Shropshire, West Midlands Region
Tel: 0195 282 0280, Fax: 01952 814783

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