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Join the University of Reading's internationally renowned School of Agriculture, Policy and Development, where you will have the opportunity to select a degree tailored to your interests and career aspirations.

Studying one of our degrees means you'll be part of a School committed to empowering change and all our academics are working to tackle some of the world's most pressing issues. Consideration of global sustainability issues and how they impact all areas of our lives forms a key part of our teaching.

Find the right degree for you

Our diverse range of undergraduate degrees in five key areas offer programmes that are designed to prepare you for the world of work, utilising real-world case studies, employment-oriented projects and field visits.

All of our programmes offer both work placement and study abroad opportunities.

“When you join our School you become part of a diverse and thriving community of undergraduate students from different backgrounds, with varied interests and career ambitions. You will learn from friendly, approachable staff who are internationally experienced leaders in their areas of expertise, and who will encourage and support you with your academic work. We hope that when you leave us it's with the degree that you worked hard for, and with lifelong friendships and lasting memories of your time here.”

Rebecca Jerrome, School Director of Teaching and Learning, School of Agriculture, Policy and Development

Agriculture and Agricultural Business Management

Agriculture is a multidisciplinary subject area combining the applied natural and life sciences with economics and management. Your degree will equip you with the skills, knowledge and understanding for a wide range of careers in agricultural and land-based industries, whether in farm or rural business management, in scientific, technical and advisory services including agronomy or livestock nutrition or in overseas development work.

Animal Science

Understand and apply the scientific disciplines that underpin the management of companion and captive animals. This is an essential degree subject for students wishing to pursue careers in the animal industry and related fields, including nutritional sciences, agriculture and captive species management, and veterinary biosciences.

Marketing

We offer two innovative and very distinct marketing degrees: Consumer Behaviour and Marketing, and Food Marketing and Business Economics. Consumer Behaviour and Marketing offers a sector-leading, integrated programme, combining the disciplines of consumer behaviour, business, marketing and applied psychology and applied economics, whereas Food Marketing and Business Economics combines business management, marketing and economics, with a focus on the food industry in the UK and globally.

Environmental Management

How to effectively manage the environments in which we live, work and relax is one of the biggest and most exciting challenges we currently face.  Build on your interest in the environment as you gain a sound understanding of natural and man-made environments and develop the personal and transferable skills relevant to a broad range of employers.

International Development

The study of international development has never been more important: complex global problems affect our lives; many parts of the globe are experiencing rapid change; and the richest nations are committed to halving world poverty. At Reading we offer a unique programme that provides an interdisciplinary grounding in core development issues, drawing on the expertise of staff who are active development practitioners.

 

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