BSc Agricultural Business Management with Placement Year DN42

University of Reading
In Reading

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Important information

Typology Bachelor's degree
Location Reading
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Reading

Full Time: 4 Years
This course will enable you to become a successful manager or consultant within the agricultural sector.
The University of Reading is ranked at number 1 in the UK and number 19 globally in the QS World University Rankings 2015 for this subject, with a longstanding reputation for excellence.
The difference between this degree and BSc Agricultural Business Management is that it includes a year in industry that is taken between the second and final year.
This is a multi-disciplinary degree programme combining the study of management with agricultural science. You will gain skills in critical observation and analysis of financial and business management systems to go along with practical knowledge and commercial expertise.
You will develop these skills through contact with a variety of industry professionals, with talks delivered by farm consultancies such as Savills and visits to a wide range of farming business and rural estates including Waitrose’s Leckford Estate and The Royal Farms. There are also opportunities to attend farming and rural conferences and seminars.
In one of our most popular modules you will provide strategic advice to farm businesses. The businesses do listen to your opinion, and take note of your recommendations. You will also complete a week-long study tour to a different part of the country to look at different farming enterprises as part of this degree.
In the final year, your dissertation allows you to choose a subject that inspires and interests you. This could involve a farm, including your home farm, research at the University or an enterprise that you’ve had contact with during the course.
Outside of the curriculum, the student-run Agri-club runs the UK’s largest student conference. It gives you the opportunity to debate key issues like food security and self-sufficiency and get your voice heard.
The difference between this degree and BSc Agricultural Business Management is that it includes a...

Where and when
Starts Location
On request
Whiteknights, RG6 6AH, Berkshire, England
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Starts On request
Whiteknights, RG6 6AH, Berkshire, England
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What you'll learn on the course

Business and Management
Agricultural Business
Financial Training

Course programme

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3
  • Year 4
Year 1 Core modules include:
  • British Agriculture in Practice
  • Economics 1
  • Economics 2
  • Humans and the Environment
  • Introduction to Agricultural and Food Systems
  • Introduction to Crop Production
  • Introduction to Livestock Production Systems
  • Introduction to Management
  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Quantitative Methods 1
Optional modules include:
  • Varieties, Seeds and Crop Establishment
  • Crop Appraisal and Agronomy
  • IWLP Language Module
  • International Development: Global and Local Issues
  • Principles of Horticulture
  • Soils in the Environment
  • Student Enterprise
  • The UK Food Chain
Please note that all modules are subject to change. Year 2 Core modules include:
  • Agricultural Field Study Tour
  • Animal Production
  • Career Planning
  • Crop Agronomy
  • Farm Business Management
  • Financial Management
  • Experimentation and Data Analysis
  • Research Methods and Data Analysis
Optional modules include:
  • Animal Health and Disease
  • Economics 3
  • Economics 4
  • Food Retailing
  • Forestry and Woodlands
  • Grassland Management and Ecology
  • Horticultural Crop Production
  • IWLP Language Module
  • Internet Marketing
  • Marketing Management
  • Nature Conservation
  • Practice of Entrepreneurship
Please note that all modules are subject to change. Year 3 Core modules include:
  • Industrial Training
Please note that all modules are subject to change. Year 4 Core modules include:
  • Business Management (Case Studies)
  • Business Planning and Control
  • Dissertation
Optional modules include:
  • Water, Crops and Irrigation
  • Agricultural Law and Valuation
  • Agricultural Systems in the Tropics
  • Animal Welfare
  • Business Strategy
  • Cereal Management and Marketing
  • Climate Change and Food Systems
  • Dairy Production
  • Environmental Management in Practice
  • Horticultural Crop Technology
  • Integrated Pest Management
  • IWLP Language Module
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Meat Production
  • Plants, Green Spaces and Urban Sustainability
  • Regulation of the Food Industry
  • Rural Diversification
  • Rural Policy and Countryside Planning
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Wildlife and Farming
  • Woodland Resource Management
Please note that all modules are subject to change.

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