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.”
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.”
Agriculture combines the study of natural and life sciences with valuable academic and practical aspects of management in a campus setting.
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.
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.
Meet some of our Alumni
Come to an Open Day
Get a real feel for University life and explore our award-winning campus.