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Writtle University College

Agriculture (Sustainable Environments)

UCAS Code: D448

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

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Sustainable agriculture and landscape development

**Why you should study Agriculture at WUC...**

- We are situated in the main arable region of Essex with access to many farms including our own 100 hectares of crop production together with pig, sheep and cattle units.

- You will have the opportunity to use both the Writtle farm and the close links with industry via study tours to widen your knowledge and experience.

- You will get hands-on with our arable land, a variety of livestock and machinery in practical assignments and teaching sessions.

- You will receive interactive teaching throughout, developing leadership skills while building confidence in the contribution you can make to the industry.

- We place an emphasis on making science applied and highly relevant, providing you with a deep understanding of the reasons behind agricultural management decisions.

- We welcome students from both farming and non-farming backgrounds. Extra tutorial support is provided to build up an understanding of the sector and develop academic skills if you need it.

- You will learn from expert academic staff who have fantastic connections within the UK and across Europe.

- You will benefit from modern assessment strategies, which are not just about exams, but also real-life case studies and presentations.

- We produce award-winning and high-profile alumni, including two of the last three farm ministers.

- You will have opportunities for frequent interaction with lecturers providing one-to-one feedback and a personal approach to students.

Students studying this course can combine aspects of arable crop production with sustainability. There will a focus on the ecosystem and environment as well as woodland management. The course is ideal for those interested in agronomy or land management.

The Uni


Course location:

Writtle University College

Department:

Agriculture

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

85%
UK students
15%
International students
24%
Male students
76%
Female students
67%
2:1 or above
12%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

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C
C

After graduation


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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.

£18,000
med
Average annual salary
90%
low
Employed or in further education
95%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

10%
Agricultural and related trades
10%
Animal care and control services
6%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
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.

Sustainable agriculture and landscape development

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

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