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    BSc (Hons) Agribusiness Management

    Key information

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    Level of study


    UCAS code

    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.

    Start date

    September 2024


    Harper Adams University campus (and location of work placement)*

    Typical offer

    88 - 104 UCAS points  for A level students. See below for details of entry requirements for other accepted qualifications.

    The course

    Whether your future is in farming itself, or in one of the many related business areas, this course gives you the depth of understanding and breadth of skills for assured decision making and confident, capable management.

    Our BSc /BSc (Hons) Agribusiness Management is ideal for those who want to work in agriculture but want the potential to develop their opportunities right across the sector. This may include farm management, managing in agri-tech, agricultural haulage and supply chains, and the many  organisations and businesses that make up the wider picture of of agriculture in the UK and internationally. Our integrated approach to agribusiness will equip you with the skills, knowledge and understanding specific to the agricultural sector and supplement this through the development of transferrable skills that will increase your career opportunities and potential.

    You will experience a blend of academic and practical learning, with time spent on our own 500 hectare mixed farm, backed up with a fascinating range of events and activities that get you working alongside successful agribusinesses. You will try your hand at finding real-world solutions and meet leading industry experts from a range of sustainable, competitive agribusinesses, and you’ll spend a transformative placement year working in industry.

    Along with essential practical, technical skills you will also be learning invaluable soft skills that employers rate so highly, such as communication, team work, creativity, motivation and leadership. The modules that make up the degree are assessed in a variety of ways to allow you demonstrate your capabilities including real-world projects, team challenges, portfolios of achievements, business writing and research, and you will manage your learning with the support of focused, frequent feedback.

    As you progress through your degree you will develop your capabilities in commercial thinking in the agribusiness sector, along with business planning, and management, and in your final year you’ll be working at a strategic level. You’ll develop a deep understanding of organisations and the roles within them and learn with the skills required for successful entrepreneurship too, preparing you to confidently take your next step into an agribusiness management career.


    4 years (full-time) including a one-year work placement. A three-year programme is available for applicants with at least two years of full-time relevant work experience. Please contact Admissions for further information on this option.


    There are opportunities for graduates in many areas of the agricultural sector including farm inputs and outputs, commodity trading, sales, marketing, research, finance or consultancy.

    These positions may take you anywhere in the country or the world. Depending on your chosen route you may choose to be more hands-on with agriculture or providing advice and guidance to farmers on what to produce. There is a wide choice in this diverse, challenging sector.

    Entry requirements for 2024

    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 fees

    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.

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    Work placement

    BSc students undertake work placement in their third year. We have an established relationship with many companies which deal with the farm inputs and outputs sector, such as McDonalds, Anglia Farmers, Syngenta, NWF, Gleadells, Avara Foods, Andersons Consultants, and Frontier Agriculture Ltd. You will spend one year on a work placement, which will enable you to put theory into practice.

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