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Our courses

The Department of Crop Science, collaboratively with the Department of Animal Sciences and Department of Agri-Food Economics and Marketing in the School of Agriculture, Policy and Development, offer two distinct agriculture courses. BSc Agriculture and BSc Agricultural Business Management are available with foundation and placement year options.


Why study with us?

We have more than 125 years’ history of educating agriculturalists. We are ranked 8th in the UK (Complete University Guide 2025). Ranked 27th in the world. 

How you'll study

Studying within a modern campus setting and at our nearby working farms, your degree will be built on a foundation of core modules that ensure you meet the industry's expectations for highly qualified Reading graduates.


Life in the Department

Join our Agriculture Society to meet new people, socialise, network, and get experience in conference and event management.


Our facilities

Develop your research and practical skills at one of our University-owned farms, or in the laboratories and glasshouses located on our award-winning campus.


Meet the team

Meet our community of staff, who are experts in crop, horticultural and livestock sciences.

Our research

Our crop science research tackles issues such as sustainable intensification of crop production, breeding for climate resilience, and horticultural growing technologies and systems.