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University of Reading

Agricultural Business Management

UCAS Code: D4N2

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B-B,B,B

Access to HE Diploma

D:30,M:15

to 15 Level 3 Units at Distinction and 30 Level 3 Units at Merit

Extended Project

B

In recognition of the excellent preparation that the Extended Project Qualification provides to students for University study, we now include achievement in the EPQ as part of a formal offer.  Eligible applicants would receive two offers,  our usual offer plus an alternative offer of a B in the EPQ and one grade lower in their A level subjects

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

32-30

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDM

Scottish Higher

A,A,B,B,B-A,B,B,B,B

UCAS Tariff

120-147

We’ve calculated how many Ucas points you’ll need for this course.

89%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subjects

Management studies

Agriculture

Our multi-disciplinary degree combines the study of management with agricultural science and is ideal for those wanting a future career in the agricultural sector.We are the highest-ranking UK university for this subject area and ranked 6th in the world (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018 - Agriculture & Forestry). We are very proud to be the only UK university in the top 50 and have a longstanding reputation for excellence.You will get to learn how economic and business principles underlie management and its application to agricultural and other businesses and develop skills in critical observation and analysis to go along with practical knowledge and commercial expertise.Visits to regional farms, agricultural businesses and enterprises take place throughout the degree and there are opportunities to attend farming and rural conferences and seminars, locally and nationally, all of which support your studies and provide excellent networking opportunities. Guest speakers and other stakeholders of the agricultural industry contribute actively to the course and our close links with farmers and other land-based industries provide real-life experience and an opportunity for networking and research.We run a popular module in which you provide strategic advice to farm businesses; they in turn actively listen to your opinion and take note of recommendations. You will also complete a week-long study tour to a different part of the country to look at different farming enterprises and widen your subject knowledge.The final-year 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 have had contact with during your studies.We encourage you to consider spending time studying abroad and you have the opportunity to participate in six-week summer placements linked to research undertaken at the University, generally completed between your second and final year.The student-run Agri-club runs a number of events including the UKs largest student conference, giving you the chance to debate key issues like food security and self-sufficiency and get your voice heard.**Careers**The University of Reading has an outstanding reputation with employers and we are known for giving our students an excellent starting point for the development of a vast range of careers including agronomy, livestock nutrition and overseas development work.Graduates from this course become managers, trainee managers and employees in a range of farming enterprises. Graduates also work in agricultural contracting, land agency and farm consultancy, financial, accountancy and agricultural banking services, in the UK and overseas.Past students have worked with John Deere, Haygrove, AHDB Dairy, McDonald's and Case New Holland and have gone on to managerial roles in a range of farming enterprises. Other areas of work have included agricultural contracting, accountancy and agricultural banking services, in the UK and overseas. The Royal Farms have also taken a graduate from the University of Reading directly into a farm management role.

Modules

Sample modules may include:

• British agriculture in practice
• Introduction to crop production
• Introduction to livestock production systems
• Farm business management
• Business planning and control

Check our website for more details of the course structure.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£19,815
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Reading

Department:

School of Agriculture, Policy and Development

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

77%
med
Management studies
78%
med
Agriculture

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Management studies

Teaching and learning

80%
Staff make the subject interesting
83%
Staff are good at explaining things
82%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
83%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

66%
Library resources
51%
IT resources
74%
Course specific equipment and facilities
79%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

75%
UK students
25%
International students
60%
Male students
40%
Female students
83%
2:1 or above
9%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
B

Agriculture

Teaching and learning

84%
Staff make the subject interesting
90%
Staff are good at explaining things
94%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
71%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

71%
Library resources
60%
IT resources
86%
Course specific equipment and facilities
68%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

66%
UK students
34%
International students
66%
Male students
34%
Female students
73%
2:1 or above
8%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
B

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Management studies

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£25,750
high
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
43%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

36%
Architects, town planners and surveyors
16%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
12%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Agriculture

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£23,000
med
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
64%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

26%
Managers and proprietors in agriculture related services
15%
Natural and social science professionals
11%
Elementary agricultural occupations
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

About 70% of the UK's land area is given over to agriculture, so this is a subject representing an important part of the country's economy. Typical starting jobs for graduates in agriculture include agricultural science, farming and farm management, but graduates also go into other areas, such as the horticulture trade, auctioneering and conservation. Agriculture graduates are also in increasing demand for one of the hardest-to-fill jobs in the country - surveying. Jobs for agriculture graduates are often in rural areas - in 2016, areas like Essex, Lincolnshire, Staffordshire, Suffolk, Yorkshire and Kent were all important for agriculture graduates.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Management studies

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£26k

£26k

£33k

£33k

£42k

£42k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

Agriculture

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£22k

£22k

£26k

£26k

£28k

£28k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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