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Course summary

Harper Adams has specialised in providing higher education in agriculture for more than a century, producing highly capable graduates to drive this large and dynamic industry forward through an exciting range of career opportunities. If you are in any doubt as to the importance of the industry in the UK, remember about 75 per cent of the land area is used for agriculture! There are around 400 students here studying agriculture at degree or foundation degree level, either as a single subject or combining it with a related area such as engineering, animals or business. Agriculture students – or ‘agrics’ as they like to be known – aren’t just farmers’ sons and daughters. They come from many different locations and backgrounds, both urban and rural, and their reasons for studying agriculture are as diverse as their career plans. Choosing Agriculture (with Year 0) will lead to either a foundation or bachelor's degree in Agriculture, depending on how well you perform during your first year. Please note that you will need to have some relevant work experience. 4 years (full-time) including a one-year work placement. A three year programme is available for applicants with at least two years, full-time relevant work experience. Please contact Admissions for further information on this option.


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Assessment method

Assessment is via a balance of coursework and examination. Weighting is typically 50 per cent course work and 50 per cent exams, although certain modules, such as Academic Skills are 100 per cent coursework assessed. Environmental Science and Maths Awareness are assessed 100 per cent by examination.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

International applicants

Due to the course length we are unable to consider applications from students who require a Student visa.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

There is a requirement for all applicants to have completed a minimum of 10 weeks work experience on a commercial farm by the 1st August. Gaining the relevant practical experience in advance of the start of the course is preferable. However, for applicants who do not come from a farm background and who do not have the relevant contacts necessary to complete the work experience, we recognise that this may be difficult to achieve. Applicants who are assessed to be in this position, following interview, will be offered the opportunity to enter the course via the Access to Agriculture The University is committed to bringing fresh talent to the industries we serve and has developed a range of initiatives to give everyone the best chance to access our undergraduate programmes. Known as 'Access to Harper' our contextualised offer scheme recognises difficulties that some applicants may face and provides those applicants with an offer lower than our standard requirements. Further details can be found at

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Interviews will take place either on campus or virtually taking into account any Covid-19 restrictions or government advice in place at the time.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
EU £13250 Year 1
International £13250 Year 1

Additional fee information

This 4 year course consists of 3 years on campus at a cost of £9250 per year with a placement in year 3 which costs £1850 (Fees for International students are £13,250 per year with a placement in year 3 which costs £3,500)
Agriculture (+ Foundation year) (with placement) at Harper Adams University - UCAS