The Department of Agriculture encompasses agricultural production and the environmental goods and services that the rural sector provides. We have an enthusiasm to enable 21st Century agriculture to feed, fuel and clothe the world's burgeoning population using agricultural systems that are sustainable, humane, and beneficial to rural environments and those who work and dwell there worldwide.
The Department is the focus of teaching, learning and research in animal science, crop science, international development and the environment, and contributes to the University's research themes of the Food Chain and Health Research Theme, , and to the Walker Institute for Climate Systems Research. We offer undergraduate degrees in Agriculture, Agricultural Business Management, Animal Science and Environmental and Countryside Management and taught Masters degrees in Agriculture and Development. The modular structure of our courses allows students to select from many subjects taught across the School and the University by experts in their field, thus providing for the individual student's specialist needs as well as developing a core understanding of their subject.
We have a wide range of facilities for research on campus and on our farms nearby. In addition, our links with other institutions, many of them overseas, allow research to be conducted in temperate, Mediterranean, and tropical climates in more than 50 countries by research students, university staff and their cooperating and collaborating counterparts.