Agriculture with Agronomy BSc Honours (D444)

Newcastle University
In Newcastle Upon Tyne

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Important information

Typology Bachelor's degree
Location Newcastle upon tyne
Start Different dates available
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Newcastle upon tyne
  • Start:
    Different dates available

Agronomy is the science of crop production and soil management, leading to improvements in crop yield and quality.


Where and when
Starts Location
Different dates available
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Newcastle University, NE1 7RU, Tyne and Wear, England
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Starts Different dates available
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Newcastle University, NE1 7RU, Tyne and Wear, England
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What you'll learn on the course

IT Management
Skills and Training
Quality Training

Course programme

Course Details

Our degrees are divided into Stages. Each Stage lasts for an academic year and you need to complete modules totalling 120 credits by the end of each Stage.

Please be aware that programme modules do change and therefore may differ for your year of entry.

Stage 1 Compulsory modules
  • ACE1006 Introductory Business Economics
  • ACE1008 Environment and Land Resources
  • ACE1013 Introduction to Genetics
  • ACE1022 Crop Pests
  • ACE1033 Introduction to Business Management
  • ACE1040 Academic and Professional Skills
  • ACE1041 Investigating Agri-Food Systems From Farm to Folk
  • ACE1042 Animal Health
  • ACE1044 Mammalian Physiology
  • ACE1046 Plants, Environment, Agriculture
Stage 2 Compulsory modules
  • ACE2006 Agricultural Economics
  • ACE2010 Agricultural Markets
  • ACE2018 Arable Crops
  • ACE2019 Grassland
  • ACE2020 Introduction to Farm Management
  • ACE2024 Principles of Agronomy and Crop Improvement
  • ACE2028 Animal Feed Science and Technology
  • ACE2063 Managing Soils in Agricultural Systems
  • ACE2064 Sustainable Livestock Systems
  • ACE2066 Academic and Professional Skills 2
  • ACE2068 Domestic Animal Reproduction and Genetic Improvement

If you wish to take ACE3037 Crop Pests Field Course at Stage 3, please note that this module will take place at the end of the Semester 2 assessment period of Stage 2.

Stage 3 Compulsory modules
  • ACE3023 Combinable Crops
  • ACE3036 Farm Management
  • ACE3098 Agriculture Dissertation
  • ACE3204 Applied Animal Nutrition
Optional modules

You select 50 credits from the following list:

  • ACE3022 Animal Welfare and Environment
  • ACE3034 Applied Crop Protection
  • ACE3035 Sustainable Land Use and Management
  • ACE3040 Animal Product Quality and Marketing
  • ACE3043 Livestock Reproduction
  • ACE3048 Livestock Behaviour
  • ACE3085 Non-Combinable Crops
  • ACE3087 Site Specific Crop Management in Arable UK Production Systems
  • ACE3088 Forage Utilization
  • ACE3206 Land-Based Enterprise Development
  • LAW2053 Law and Land Use

Careers Agronomy careers

Newcastle agriculture graduates are highly regarded in the world of agriculture and related industries and as a result have a wide choice of careers open to them.

Whilst many graduates are employed in farm management or go on to manage their own farms, others use the breadth of skills and experience that they develop during their degree to follow a range of opportunities in the service and supply industries. These include research, and advisory and consultancy work with public and private organisations.

Graduates also find employment in commercial companies supplying fresh and processed produce, seeds, fertilisers, agrochemicals, animal feedstuffs, veterinary products and equipment.

Building on their background in economics, business studies and farm and estate management, some of our students enter careers in finance where they are particularly well equipped to work as agricultural specialists. We are confident that Newcastle agriculture graduates have the breadth of knowledge and skills needed to succeed in whatever they choose to do.

Some of our recent graduates have gone on to a variety of positions such as: agronomist, Agrovista UK Ltd; farm management consultant, Brown and Co; reserves officer, Durham Wildlife Trust; Director of Rural Research, Bidwells Property Consultants; higher executive officer, DEFRA; farm manager, Co-operative Farms; and animal nutritionist, Harbro Ltd.

Find out more about the career options for Agronomy from Prospects: The UK's Official Careers Website.

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