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    Agriculture with Farm Business Management

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    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 Farm Business Management students are taught by lecturers with extensive industry and research experience to develop sustainable 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. 

    You will soon 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 develop a range of skills to prepare you for a diverse range of careers including farm management, consultancy, finance and banking. Additionally, your degree will equip you with the skills to continue in research or education.

    Course key info

    Agriculture overview  ❯

    UCAS code D498

    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


    Harper Adams University campus (and location of work placement)

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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

    You will undertake placement in your third year. Placement may be undertaken in a large integrated farm business or with a farm business consultancy company. Agriculture students from a family farm wishing to undertake a farm placement are required to work at least 50 miles from their home farm and are not usually normally permitted to return to previous employers.  Examples of placements have included work as a trainee accountant with Old Mill, a chartered accountancy practice specializing in agricultural businesses, a placement with the farm business consultancy division of Savills and placements with Wilson Wraight. Harper Adams’ excellent graduate employment record shows how employers value the skills, contacts, knowledge and confidence students develop during placement.


    The course provides consultants and farm business managers of the future with the farm business management skills and an appreciation of agricultural systems and the wider rural environment required for a career in farm business management. Careers include farm consultancy (e.g. Promar, Kite, Brown & Co, Bidwells and Savills) and farm management positions within large integrated farm businesses.

    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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