UK Agriculture Courses
Introduction to Agriculture
Agriculture courses have grown in popularity over recent years, and in 2015 the UK government officially crowned it the fastest growing subject in the UK. Studying Agriculture at a UK university will give you a solid grounding in the issues that affect agriculture now and in the future, preparing you for employment or further study.
A degree in agriculture is no longer just for those only interested in farming, but also for those interested in biosciences, economics and supply chain management. An agriculture degree will cover a wide range of modules including agriculture science, agribusiness administration, animal husbandry, fishery, bio food processing, food microbiology fertilization, food supply chain and logistics, cold storage and warehousing, biochemistry, forestry, commodity future trading, milk and meat production, human nutrition and farm engineering.
Many agriculture campuses are based across large plots of land and you will enjoy the benefits of putting theoretical teaching into practice out on university fields and farms.
Graduate Agriculture Careers
Agriculture is one of the UK’s fastest growing sectors and employment rates for graduates are extremely high. Roles are varied and include farm manager, animal nutritionist, land agent, soil scientist and supply chain management. Positions away from the practical application of agriculture are also available in research, technology and marketing.
What do Agriculture Graduates earn?
- Average starting professional salary: £21,000
- Average starting non-professional salary: £17,500
Source: The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.
Agriculture UK Entry Requirements
- Typical International Baccalaureate requirements: Minimum 30 points.
- Typical A-levels requirements: ABB with relevant subjects such as biology, chemistry or geography.
- Typical IELTS requirements: 6.0 overall, with no lower than 5.5 in any one component.
Please note that entry requirements vary for each UK university.
Where can I study Agriculture in the UK?
To learn more about the best Agriculture courses in the UK, find details on the top ten ranking Agriculture, Forestry & Food universities in the Guardian University Guide 2020 below:
- University of Leeds
- University of Nottingham
- Nottingham Trent University
- Bangor University
- Cardiff Met University
- Harper Adams University
- Queen’s University, Belfast
- Newcastle University
- University of Reading
- Aberystwyth University