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Agriculture and Agricultural Business Management – University of Reading

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  • 91% overall student satisfaction in Agriculture

    (2017 National Student Survey)

Agriculture and Agricultural Business Management

With a 117-year history of educating agriculturalists, the University of Reading is a world authority in agriculture. We rank 1st in the UK and 9th internationally in the 2019 QS World Rankings.

Choose the course that's right for you

We offer two separate agricultural programmes: BSc Agriculture and BSc Agricultural Business Management. Both of these programmes can be studied over three years, or you have the opportunity to enhance your experience with a four-year degree and spend a year working in industry or studying abroad – or do a combination for six months each.

“Reading has such a friendly atmosphere. The lecturers are all so helpful and you really get a chance to bond and make great friends on the course.”

Emily Smart, BSc Agricultural Business Management


Agriculture combines the study of natural and life sciences with valuable academic and practical aspects of management in a campus setting.

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Agricultural Business Management

Study a combination of management and agricultural science, giving you an understanding of the economic and business principles that underlie management and their application to agricultural businesses.

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scholarships available

The School of Agriculture, Policy and Development (SAPD) is delighted to offer a number of scholarships for students starting University in September 2019.

Skills for employment

A degree in agriculture can lead to many different and rewarding careers – find out why Reading graduates are getting hired.

How you'll learn

You will develop a number of core skills and techniques through varied study and research methods.

Experience a new culture while studying abroad

We offer an option to study abroad as part of your degree, giving you international experience.

Work experience while you study

We support and encourage our students to get industry experience as part of their degrees, which can give you a head start towards the perfect job.

Our working farms and research facilities

You'll benefit from our first-class facilities, located on an award-winning parkland campus that complements the University's own 800-hectare mixed farms.

Join the agriculture society

Meet new people, socialise, network, and get experience in conference and event management.

​Come to an Open Day

Get a real feel for University life and explore our award-winning campus.

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