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BSc Agriculture

BSc Agriculture

Aberystwyth University

Gogerddan Campus, Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
  • QS World University Rankings
    541-550
  • Degree BSc
  • Study Level Bachelors
  • Duration 36 months
This three-year Agriculture Degree at Aberystwyth University explores how agriculture supports rural communities and its significance in UK industry sector. The breadth of the Agriculture degree includes all aspects of agriculture and agricultural production systems and it will provide students with the practical and theoretical understanding to manage a sustainable business. In the first year students will be introduced to the technologies that are increasingly being developed for and adopted by the agricultural industry. Students will investigate the factors that influence land use and explore the primary resources required to operate a rural business. Students will gain useful business management skills, including the preparation of farm budgets and the analysis of commodity markets. The second year will study the impact of agriculture and food supply systems on the environment. Students will examine British livestock industries, crop production systems and strategies, and will learn how to analyse, budget and appraise a farm business. In the third year students will examine business planning techniques, and will learn how to construct fully detailed farm business plans. Students will also look at recent developments in systems of crop production, modern plant breeding strategies and the use of crops for bioenergy production, alongside animal production systems and the environmental impacts of different agricultural systems. A week-long field course involving visits to farms, rural businesses and organizations involved in the regulation and management of the countryside will enable students to see the practical business applications of their theoretical and academic learning.