What students say about agriculture
Studying agriculture allows students to go into a wide range of different jobs. If you have an interest of biology, I would choose this course.1st year, University of Nottingham
We have around 16 hours of contact time a week. The content is not too challenging in the first year, as you need to all get to the same level pretty quickly. We have some practicals and report-type coursework and exams. There are lots of labs and farm enterprises to visit and use.1st year, Harper Adams University
The course is really good, with good teaching hours and contact with staff. It is taught through a mixture of lectures and field trips which allows theory to be put into practice. The course covers lots of topics and is fairly challenging, but interesting at the same time. It is assessed through a mixture of exams and coursework. The department has its own facilities and uses the outdoors a lot.1st year, Aberystwyth University
What you need to get on a course
Subjects you need
A-levels (or equivalent) usually required
- At least one from biology, chemistry or physics
Useful to have
- Environmental science
- Business studies
Here's a guide to what to expect from the application process - also check individual university entry requirements, as these may differ.
- January application
- October application
- Personal statement
- Entry test
- Work experience
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- Managers and proprietors in agriculture related services
We don't have the average graduate salary for this subject yet.
Longer term career paths
Jobs where this degree is useful
- Agricultural scientist
- Farm manager
- Estates officer
Other real-life job examples
- Agricultural surveyor
- Arboricultural manager
- Conservation worker
What employers like about this subject
A degree in agriculture or agricultural management will provide you with subject-specific skills including an understanding of the global, regional and local contexts of agriculture; legal and economic issues in agriculture; sustainability and environmental impact and the principles of operating an agricultural business. You will also gain useful transferable skills in numeracy, communication, IT, team-working, problem-solving and independence and self-motivation. Farming is the most common industry of employment for agriculture graduates, but they also go to work in areas including land and property management, forestry and the manufacture of farm equipment and machinery.