What students say about forestry
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
- Business studies
- Environmental science
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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- Conservation and environmental associate professionals
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Longer term career paths
Jobs where this degree is useful
- Agricultural scientist
- Estates officer
- Farm manager
Other real-life job examples
- Agricultural surveyor
- Conservation worker
- Arboricultural manager
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.