Skip to main content
Harper Adams University logo

    Undergraduate

    BSc (Hons)Agriculture with Farm Technology

    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 Technology 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 be well prepared for careers in the management of highly mechanised farms, dealership technical support and consultancy for the agricultural data industries. Additionally, your degree will equip you with the skills to continue in research or education.

    Course key info

    Agriculture overview  ❯

    UCAS code D492

    Institution code: H12

    Duration

    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

    Location

    Harper Adams University campus (and location of work placement)

    Discover Uni

    99.2%

    of our Harper Adams graduates are in employment or further study!

    Graduate Outcomes, 2023

    Learn about our placement advantage  ❯

    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: admissions@harper-adams.ac.uk

    Course modules

    Module Table
    Year 1
    Year 2
    Year 3
    Year 4

    Let us be your guide...

    For course related enquiries please contact:

    Admissions
    Telephone: +44 (0)1952 815 000
    Email: admissions@harper-adams.ac.uk

    Work Placement

    BSc (Hons) students undertake placement in their third year. You will enjoy a year of paid employment in a business related to your career aspirations and experience. Recent placement employers have included machinery dealerships or manufacturers such as John Deere, Claas, JG Paxton and Sons Ltd, Kubota and Burden Brothers, in roles as machinery demonstrators, dealer technicians, machinery testing or sales. 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.

    Students also have the opportunity to access a range of overseas placements, with the support of supporting agents, where possible. Students may undertake placement in the USA, Australia or New Zealand, for example. 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.

    Careers

    The skills you will develop will be useful throughout the industry, whether managing large, highly mechanised farms, running a successful contracting business or working in the agricultural machinery sector. Harper Adams graduates have a long history of successfully finding employment within all of these areas of work.

    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.

    Disclaimer

    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.

    Cookies on the Harper Adams University website

    We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on the website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time.