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Agriculture with Business Management (with integrated year in industry) BSc (Hons)

Aberystwyth University

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site (Aberystwyth)

  • Study mode

    Sandwich / Placement

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

The agricultural industry is becoming increasingly complex. Changes in support mechanisms and pressure to diversify and manage the environment have made success in the farming sector increasingly reliant on high quality, vigorous business management skills. As part of this course, you will undertake an integrated year in industry. This degree meets the strong demand for graduates who want to develop a firm understanding of both agriculture and business management.

Here is why we think Aberystwyth is the place for you:

  • Students on this course will develop and benefit from the modern teaching facilities that equip you with the practical skills and scientific knowledge base to underpin your future career;
  • During the course, you will be invited on visits to farms and businesses that are innovating leaders and possess the technical know-how;
  • Your integrated year in industry will allow you to gather and know key contacts, giving you a smooth and successful transition from campus to career.

What will I learn?

In the first year you will discover;

  • Technologies that are increasingly being developed for and adopted by the agricultural industry
  • Factors that influence land use
  • And identify management requirements of agricultural grassland and cereal crops
  • Marketing
  • Management
  • Accounting and Finance

In the second year you will explore;

  • The impact of agriculture and food supply systems on the environment
  • Crop production systems and strategies
  • Animal production systems
  • How to analyse, budge, and appraise a farm business

In your third year you will undertake a year in industry on a farm or in agri-related business.

In your fourth year you will study;

  • Business planning techniques, and how to construct fully detailed farm business plans
  • Systems of crop production
  • Modern plant breeding strategies
  • The use of crops for bioenergy production
  • The environmental impacts of different agricultural systems
  • A week long course involving visits to farms, rural businesses and organizations involved in the regulation and management of the countryside will enable you to see the practical business applications of your theoretical and academic learning.

What opportunities exist after studying?

Our graduates have progressed and are successful in the following:

  • Agricultural consultant;
  • Consultancy;
  • Farm Management;
  • Rural practice surveyor;
  • Financial services;
  • Animal nutritionist.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 15,800per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Aberystwyth University

  • University League Table

    58th

  • Campus address

    Aberystwyth University, Penglais, Aberystwyth, United Kingdom, SY23 3FL, Wales

Over 100 nationalities are represented on campus, creating a truly multicultural and cosmopolitan learning environment.
The university’s research is internationally recognised. Some departments work with global organisation such as NASA and the UN.
Aberystwyth University has been welcoming students from all over the world since 1872, drawn by its reputation for teaching excellence.

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