BSc Agriculture (Crop Production) Hartpury University
If you want to progress into an agricultural management career, helping to find solutions to the world's most pressing issue of food production and land use, then this course focusing on crop production is ideal for you.
You’ll how to build a productive, resilient and sustainable industry - whether as a farm manager, agronomist, economist, policymaker, researcher, scientist or consultant – career opportunities are diverse.
The extensive industry experience of lecturers, an on-campus commercial farm that supplies Muller, Sainsbury's and Glencore, as well as a £2 million Agri-Tech Centre, will prepare you to make that positive impact on the future.
You'll have access to 400 hectares of commercial farmland, offering plenty of opportunities to get hands-on. This, alongside real-world business briefs and industry placements. You’ll benefit from up to 980 hours working in the industry as part of your degree. This includes a supported work placement during each year of study that counts as credits towards your degree meaning you'll graduate ready for employment.
What you'll study
This course covers a broad range of fundamental agricultural topics through core modules. From crop production and soil management to agronomy and the management of the supply chain with business management and sustainability embedded throughout.
In addition to these core topics, you’ll have a wide range of optional modules to choose from, allowing you to specialise to suit your interests and career goals.
Industry opportunities on this course are diverse, to ensure you develop the skills, experience and connections needed for your graduate career. Many of our students get their graduate roles with their work placement employers.
Work placements and experience
These form part of the core and optional modules, alongside an optional integrated placement year. We’ll support you to find a placement within a sector of the industry to match your interests and career goals. Placements can be paid or unpaid, depending on the position. Students have worked with organisations such as the ADAS, Woodheads, Foyles as well as on a range of commercial farms and enterprises.