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Course summary

Combine crop and animal production with business management and marketing. At Nottingham we take an applied approach. You'll build your science, business and practical knowledge throughout the course. You will learn how to use the science of agriculture to sustainably tackle global challenges, such as how to feed a growing population. Teaching is based at Sutton Bonington Campus which has a 450 hectare farm. You'll gain practical animal handling experience and use our Farm Demonstration Centre. The Centre for Dairy Science Innovation is also on-campus. These facilities offer the latest research technologies. You'll be taught by subject specialists and researchers. This means you'll gain knowledge of the most rapidly developing areas of agriculture. You will benefit from field course modules to develop your practical skills and experience, preparing you for a career in agriculture. We also have strong links with industry which can help improve your employability. This includes the opportunity to work on a placement, visit external farms, and be taught by commercial organisations. On this course you can:

  • Grow, manage and market your own crop or manage a student sheep flock
  • Get industry expertise from guest lectures and visits to commercial organisations
  • See agricultural systems in operation
Throughout your degree you can choose from a range of additional options. You can apply to do these when you get here:
  • Industry placement - you can add a year in industry between years two and three
  • Study abroad - options include Australia, Canada, or Europe
  • Computer Science year - use algorithms to analyse complex data and apply this to your course


In your first year you'll study sustainable systems used by commercial UK farms. By visiting the University Farm and other local farms, you'll be able to see what you’ve learnt in practice. You will also be introduced to key concepts in animal biology, natural and managed ecosystems and plant science. Our Essential Study Skills module will help enhance your transition to university, guiding you through what to expect and how to study. Core second year modules cover applied animal science, plant physiology and agri-marketing. You can choose to take our Enterprise Management Challenge. You work in teams on either a crop or livestock enterprise. You make all the agricultural science and business decisions. You'll observe the impact of your decisions as these are implemented on the farm. In your final year, you can choose a five day Agronomy Field Course. Through field visits, you'll observe and critically appraise the efficiency of current production strategies. In the Agri-Business Innovation Incubator module, you can develop and test your own business ideas. Your final year research project gives you chance to work at one of the country's top agricultural research centres.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

GCSE English and Maths at grade C/4 are required.

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £25000 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £25000 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1

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No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Agriculture at University of Nottingham - UCAS