Agriculture and farm management degree courses

Whether you aspire to become an agricultural entrepreneur, a farm manager, advisor, consultant, or scientist, you will benefit from both hands-on practical experience and in-depth technical knowledge on a course that evolves with the input of industry advisers.

Our Farm491 agritech hub will give you unparalleled access to on-farm / applied product development initiatives and RAU farms will provide access to research trials.  This will help you to understand what it takes to bridge the gap between the laboratory, the field, the commercial market and the farm.
 
You will gain the skills and credibility that will appeal to future employers through rural skills training gained at our John Oldacre Rural Innovation Centre, and grasp opportunities to connect with one of our many industry partners through a work placement.
 
Throughout your course you could learn about different farm and land-based enterprises, a range of production systems, how to address the challenges of the realities of sustainable commercial farming, environmental protection and how to achieve the highest standards of livestock welfare.
 
Our curriculum provides a clear response to the current and future issues which affect the consumer, the role of technology and the impact of the economic and political landscape. 
 
All this along with guidance from lecturers who are active in their fields, will prepare you to tackle any challenges ahead and to create a more sustainable future.
 

BSc (Hons) Agriculture

Agricultural student in calving shedGain a solid grounding in fundamental science while understanding the changing needs of the industry on a degree that is constantly updated in consultation with our industry advisors.

You will become familiar with the opportunities for technological transformation and the demands of global production, economic consequences and new policy developments. 

 

BSc (Hons) Agriculture with Placement Year

Gain a solid grounding in fundamental science while understanding the changing needs of the industry on a degree that is constantly updated in consultation with our industry advisors.

You will become familiar with the opportunities for technological transformation and the demands of global production, economic consequences and new policy developments, with the opportunity to put your learning into practice during a work-based placement year.

 

Agriculture with foundationBSc (Hons) Agriculture with Foundation Year

This degree course with a foundation year incorporates an extra year of study at the start of your course, so that you can progress with confidence. It will develop the skills you need for your later studies.

Our extensive contacts and external visits to livestock and crop enterprises and agribusinesses will provide you with invaluable insights into industry. 

 

BSc (Hons) Applied Farm Management

tractor in a fieldDevelop a career within the agricultural and land-based industries with a course that develops the farmers, farm managers and consultants of the future.

The range of production systems adopted and commercially practised on our farms, and local farm businesses, provide an invaluable insight into the current realities of commercial farming.

 

Farm management with foundation yearBSc (Hons) Applied Farm Management with Foundation Year

Bridge the gap between the laboratory, the field, the commercial market and the farm. Gain unparalleled access to on-farm/applied product development with Farm491 and benefit from research trials at our RAU farms. The additional foundation year at the beginning of your course will set you up for success throughout your degree.

 

BSc (Hons) Environment, Food and Society

Benefit from our strong relationships with leading food and farming businesses, policy makers from industry, and government and civil society organisations; as well as gaining access to the organisations directly involved in promoting sustainable food, farming and environmental management.

 

BSc (Hons) Environment, Food and Society with Foundation Year

This programme will give you the skills to understand the challenges and contribute to the solutions of major global issues. You  will cover topics such as natural resource management, wildlife conservation, animal welfare, agro-forestry, ecology and community supported agriculture.

 

FdSc Agriculture and Farm Management

view over a dry stone wall and a ploughed fieldWhether you wish to manage an agricultural enterprise or farming business, migrate into finance or journalism, or continue studying agriculture and land management, this course will give you the practical, financial and leadership skills you need.

Right from your first year you will gain a firm understanding of the agricultural industry, with focused practical studies central to the course.

 

BSc (Hons) Agricultural Management (Top-up)

Tractor ploughing a fieldWhether you are aspiring to a career in farm management, agricultural consultancy or an environmental / land management advisory role, this course will lead you there.

Graduates have gone on to work for prestigious companies such as Agrii, Dalmark Group, Waitrose, AGCO and Natural England.