Agriculture (BSc)

This degree in agriculture has become one of the most popular within the University. It attracts students both with and without a background in the industry and includes a practical 20-week work placement in year two, either in the UK or abroad. 

During the course, you will study the merits and challenges of different farm production systems. For instance, organic compared with conventional and intensive compared with extensive are examined within key crop, livestock and mechanisation modules. 

The range of systems at the University’s own farms provide a valuable insight into the current realities of commercial farming. The RAU’s exceptional industry contacts and external visits to livestock and crop enterprises and agri-businesses provide valuable additional case studies. 

In addition, you will explore the food chain, from primary production at the commercial farm level and its influence on product quality right through to the ultimate consumer. The production of safe food is now taking place in the context of such important issues as climate change, environmental protection and livestock welfare. These issues, associated with the future sustainability of farming systems, are high on the agenda of the BSc (Hons) Agriculture degree at the RAU.


Royal Agricultural University

Stroud Road, Cirencester

Royal Agricultural University


Study mode
Full time and Part time

3 years

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