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BSc (Hons) Agriculture – International

Make the most of your own 360-hectare classroom complete with its own commercial farm and learning centre. Benefit from international learning opportunities and partnerships with big brands.

Develop practical management skills in international livestock farming and crop production. Gain plenty of industry experience and study a semester of your degree abroad. Graduate with the knowledge and skills you need for an international farming career.

This degree is the ideal choice if you want to study both livestock and crop production, with an international focus. Your first year will give you a strong foundation of theory and practical skills, after which you tailor your degree to suit you.

You’ll benefit from your own 360-hectare classroom, gaining hands-on experience on our own commercial farm (Home Farm). You’ll gain a range of industry experience, with opportunities to undertake work placements with supermarkets, abattoirs, feed companies, plant breeders and agronomists across the world.

You’ll develop a range of skills to suit different farming systems in different countries. This includes husbandry and handling, as well as nutrition and disease prevention, breeding and genetics. Compulsory and optional modules in your second year will enable you to explore individual production systems including ruminant production (dairy, beef and sheep) and mono-gastric production (pig and poultry). On the crop production side, you’ll have the opportunity to design and implement nutrient management plans to maximise crop growth, exploring new technologies including plant breeding techniques and genetically modified organisms (GMO).

Business modules will introduce you to the latest farm management practices in finance, recruitment, legislation and more. This will set you up well for a management role with an employer or equip you to set up a new enterprise.

Industry opportunities

You'll be supported to undertake a work placement during every year of your degree, spending your final year almost entirely in industry. Recent work placements have included subsistence farming in Uganda, data collection in abattoirs, research work within crop development, as well as working on arable and livestock farms in the UK and overseas. You could also choose to study a semester of your degree at one of our partner institutions in the USA or Canada.

This course is ideal for those who...

Want to progress into an international agricultural career, making a difference in a global farming business or an enterprise based overseas.

Learning and assessment

This programme comprises of different modules, which focus on specific subjects. The modular structure of the programme gives you flexibility and choice and you can attend introductory sessions for optional modules before having to finally decide which ones you wish to study. You will be assessed through a mixture of written exams, practical exams and coursework. Many of the modules will be marked based on a mixture of assessment types, whilst others will be based solely on one type of assessment.

Graduate destinations

As an agriculture graduate you may well progress into agricultural management roles. Recent graduate destinations have included:

  • Agronomist
  • Agricultural researcher
  • Farm/herd manager
  • Livestock enterprise management
  • Food security and safety
  • Agricultural consultancy

Is there an integrated placement year option?

Three years full-time (four years with integrated placement year)
How to apply for this course

Course Duration

3 Year
3 Year course
Course type:
Full Time
Part-time study options available

Entry Requirements

GCSE | A minimum of 5 GCSE A* to C, (or 9 to 4 where numeric grades are being awarded) or equivalent, to include English Language and Mathematics.

A-level | Typical offer is CCC-BBC or equivalent. This must include a minimum of two A-levels.

Vocational award | Typical offer is a MMM-DMM in an Extended Diploma or equivalent in a relevant subject.

We welcome students with equivalent qualifications, including Access and the International Baccalaureate. Contact the admissions team to discuss.

Some evidence of practical experience in agriculture or similar land based studies is desirable.

Previous learning towards a university-level qualification or relevant work experience may count as credit for this course. Please contact our admissions team.

Why study Agriculture at Hartpury University?

At Hartpury University, you’ll be given the knowledge, practical skills and work experience to stand out from the crowd when you graduate, whether you go into farming or a range of other careers in the land-based industries.

We’ll help you to understand and evaluate scientific thinking and practices and the increasing role of technology within agriculture plus we’ll give you the support and skills you need to develop new ideas and research that place you firmly at the forefront of your chosen field.

Honing your practical skills on our 360-hectare campus, you’ll become confident and competent in a range of practices on the college farm and you’ll be taught by specialists with many years of experience in small teaching groups.

Our extensive on-site and off-site commercial activities, coupled with our contacts and partnerships within the industry locally, nationally and internationally, also provide students with plenty of opportunities to get hands-on experience and learn within real-world environments.

Our graduates have gone on to become farm and estate managers, agronomists, agricultural advisors and sales managers and lecturers, while others have started up their own businesses or supported their family farm to diversify successfully.

Key information

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  • University accommodation

    At Hartpury you could choose to live on campus surrounded by Gloucestershire’s beautiful countryside or off campus in the heart of Gloucester City centre.

    Whichever option you go for, you’ll get the best of both worlds.

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