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    BSc (Hons)Agriculture with Livestock Production Science

    Course overview

    Agriculture has a vital role to play in global food production and security, climate change mitigation, environmental protection, water management and renewable energy creation. 

    Our Agriculture with Livestock Production Science students are taught by lecturers with extensive industry and research experience to develop sustainable animal production systems, integrating appropriate technologies to maximise economic, social and environmental security. You will be studying in a diverse range of learning spaces located at the heart of our University Farm alongside students from a wide range of rural and urban backgrounds, whilst establishing a life-long network of friends and professional contacts. 

    From the outset you will  be putting your learning into practice, engaging with real-world scenarios and projects from day one. Supported by an integrated placement year in industry, you will be ready for your future career, having developed a range of personal, technical and professional skills that today's employers value. You will be well prepared for farm-based employment as livestock enterprise and farm managers, and commercial and technical positions in the animal nutrition, breeding and health sectors. Additionally, your degree will equip you with the skills to continue in research or education.

    Course key info

    Agriculture overview  ❯

    UCAS code D4D3

    Institution code: H12


    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, or all who have completed a 12 month placement as part of another approved course


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    Entry requirements for 2024

    Our typical offer

    96-112 UCAS points for A level students. See below for details of entry requirements for other accepted qualifications.

    Full requirements

    Use the drop-down tool to select the qualifications you have or are working towards to see what grades would be required for access to this programme. If you can’t see your qualification or would like any assistance with entry requirements, please contact the Admissions team:

    Course modules

    Module Table
    Year 1
    Year 2
    Year 3
    Year 4

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    Work Placement

    The year-long placement period, in your third year, may be undertaken on either a progressive livestock farm in the UK or abroad or within the animal health and welfare, breeding, nutrition or farm assurance industries in the UK. Examples of employers include BQP, Premier Nutrition, For Farmers, Cogent and Daylesford Organics.

    You will have a dedicated Placement Manager, support officer, and tutor to visit you whilst on placement.  You will usually undertake paid employment for at least 12 months on modern progressive farms or in the agricultural support industries. Agriculture students wishing to undertake a farm placement are required to work at least 50 miles away from home and are not normally permitted to return to previous employers. 

    Several commercial scholarship opportunities, linked to placement, are available to apply for, with sponsoring companies paying a significant amount towards the tuition fees of successful applicants.


    The applied nature of this course helps you to develop skills that are in demand within the livestock sector and ancillary industries. Career opportunities are excellent, with students finding employment both on farms as livestock enterprise and farm managers and in the ancillary sector in commercial and technical positions, or you could go on to postgraduate study.

    Fees and costs

    The latest fees for this course can be found in our fees and funding section. You will also find course related costs, specific to this course in this area.


    Whilst every opportunity has been taken to ensure the accuracy of the information on this course page, Harper Adams University wishes to emphasise that the content is regularly reviewed and is subject to change from time-to-time as required. Our courses undergo reviews to ensure they are flexible, relevant and as up-to-date as possible.

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