BSc (Hons) Agriculture
- UCAS Code: D401
- Duration: 3 years
Our world population is growing fast, with agriculture being among the major industries that’s changing to support this rise. There’s never been a more exciting time to join this global sector, with exciting and diverse career opportunities ahead.
We're on a mission to develop a talent base of innovative agricultural leaders to address the future demand for skills in the agri-sector. You don’t need to have an agricultural background, you simply need the passion, drive and expertise to make that difference.
You'll learn how to build a productive, resilient and sustainable industry - whether as a farm manager, agronomist, economist, policymaker, researcher, scientist or consultant – career opportunities are diverse.
We place the real world at the heart of our agricultural degrees. Extensive industry experience, an on-campus commercial farm that works with Muller, Sainsbury's and Glencore, as well as a £2 million agricultural technology centre (Agri-Tech) will prepare you to make a positive impact to the future.
You'll spend up to 980 hours working in industry as part of your degree, as well as the option to take an integrated placement year. Students work with businesses such as Foyle Food Group, Agrii and NFU, and internationally in New Zealand, Uganda and the USA.
You'll have access to 400 hectares of commercial farmland at Hartpury, offering plenty of opportunities to get hands on. This, alongside real-world business briefs and industry placements means you'll graduate ready for employment.
Our curriculum is informed by industry, with business management embedded throughout. This makes our students cutting edge, providing unparalleled learning experiences, and ensuring they make the best connections out there.
You’ll have access to precision technologies and data from our award-winning farm and Agri-Tech Centre, an industry hub for the latest livestock technologies. This means you'll address the world's most pressing issues.Apply now
We hold Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework
of graduates are in employment, further study or other purposeful activity (Graduate Outcomes, 2020)
for student support (WhatUni Student Choice Awards 2020)
You don’t need to have an agricultural background, you simply need the passion and drive to make that difference. You'll learn how to build a productive, resilient and sustainable industry - whether as a farm manager, agronomist, economist, policymaker, researcher, scientist or consultant – career opportunities are diverse.
From the day you start your journey with us, you’ll gain real-life practical experience to back up what you learn in our 360-hectare classroom, ensuring that you stand out from the crowd when you apply for your dream job. But don’t just take our word for it, our student success stories speak for themselves.
What I loved about studying agriculture is that it challenged me to think about things I never would have thought of before. You really can take your agriculture degree anywhere with you.
I previously didn’t enjoy academia, but when I came to Hartpury I found my passion for farm animal welfare, research and the agri-food sector. I pushed myself and strived to achieve my goals, now I’m studying a PhD.
I was lucky enough to secure one of the four placements available and got to support the reserve manager for one day a week over two years.
I wanted to do agriculture and Hartpury University has a good reputation for both rugby and agriculture. When I got to Hartpury, I loved it.