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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site (Newcastle)

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    18-SEP-23

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

This degree gives you a broad overview of agriculture and offers modules across our three specialist areas: agronomy; animal production science; and farm business management.

Course overview

Agriculture is at the centre of many of the challenges facing modern society - including climate change, food security and increasing world population - and is a diverse area of study.

Our rich curriculum includes a broad range of topics spanning plant biology, soil science, nutrition, management, accounting, and law.

You can also boost your employability and professional skills with an optional placement year in industry or the commercial sector.

We are a leading university for agriculture, and you'll benefit from fantastic facilities, including two University farms.

Flexible degree structure

Our agriculture programmes have a flexible structure, so you can choose to follow a more specialised route in your final year. You can switch to the Agronomy, Animal Production Science or Farm Business Management programmes.

Teaching methods

Lectures and laboratory practicals will teach you the scientific principles that underpin agriculture.

Visits to the University farms and other local farming businesses will help you to understand the practical application of the theory you learn.

You'll also complete project work and reports, working as an individual and in groups.

Study abroad

Experience life in another country by choosing to study abroad as part of your degree. You’ll be encouraged to embrace fun and challenging experiences, make connections with new communities and graduate as a globally aware professional, ready for your future.

You can choose to spend up to a year studying at a partner institution overseas.

If you choose to study abroad, it will extend your degree by a year.

Work placement

Get career ready with a work placement and leave as a confident professional in your field. You can apply to spend 9 to 12 months working in any organisation in the world, and receive University support from our dedicated team to secure your dream placement. Work placements take place between stages 2 and 3.

You'll gain first-hand experience of working in the sector, putting your learning into practice and developing your professional expertise.

If you choose to take a work placement, it will extend your degree by a year. Placements are subject to availability.

Application deadline

25 January

Tuition fees

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Entry requirements

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A level : BBB - ABB

excluding General Studies. A science A level is preferred. For Biology, Chemistry and Physics A levels, we require a pass in the practical element. GCSE Biology and Chemistry (or Dual Award Science) at grade C or 4 required if not offered at A or AS level.

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University information

Newcastle University

  • University League Table

    36th

  • Campus address

    Newcastle University, King’s Gate, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, NE1 7RU, England

Newcastle University is a global leader in ageing and health, data, energy, cities, and the creative arts.
Dedicated teams support students during application, before arrival and as they settle into life in the UK.
Degree programmes shaped by strong links with multinational businesses and opportunities for professional accreditation and placements.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    6th out of 20 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 155
    136 91%

    6th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    60.0 60%

    5th

    3
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.64 73%

    17th

    2

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