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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




Students have the opportunity to work on live projects gathering valuable business skills and experience. The Barclays programme is an important part of Reading's Agricultural Business Management (Case Studies) module. The students have the advantage of seeing their project brought to life, building their confidence and expanding their knowledge through real-life experience.

"Working with the lecturers at Reading and our client, I support the whole project including walking the farm with the students, identifying what lenders are looking for from sound proposals, sitting on the interview panel to hear the proposals, and feeding back to the groups at a class level. The project helps Barclay's to keep in touch with the latest thinking.”

Karl McConville, National Director of Landed Estates at Barclays Agriculture

Find out more about the Barclay's 50th anniversary case study here

Agriculture

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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