What will I learn?

Course overview

You study wide-ranging agriculture topics in your first two years, exploring plant biology, soil science, nutrition, management, accounting and law.

In your third year you specialise in animal production science and will visit a range of livestock businesses. You have a choice of optional modules covering topics like:

  • companion animals
  • animal welfare and management
  • livestock behaviour

You can boost your employability and professional skills with an optional placement year in industry or the commercial sector. You also have the opportunity to organise and host a conference on animal health, developing and showcasing a range of skills employers value.

Teaching methods

Lectures and laboratory practicals will teach you the scientific principles that underpin agriculture.

Visits to our University farms and other local farming businesses will help you to understand the practical application of the theory you learn.

You'll also complete project work and reports, working as an individual and in groups.

Your future

As a Newcastle University agriculture graduate, you will be held in high regard in the industry and have many career options open to you.

Which department am I in?

School of Natural and Environmental Sciences (Agriculture)

Study options

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
Information not available
Start date

19 September 2022

Venue

Main Site (Newcastle)

King's Gate,

Newcastle upon Tyne,

Northumberland,

NE1 7RU, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students need to have American College Test (ACT) with a score of at least 26. Students may be considered for first year entry with a GPA 3.2/4 in a High School Graduation Diploma. Students should have SAT Reasoning with 600 in each plus combination of SAT subject tests with 650 in each and AP tests with scores of 3. Students also considered for first year entry: GPA 2.8+ in an Associate of Arts and GPA 2.8+ in 1-2 years of US College or University (Advanced entry may be awarded if sufficient credit has been obtained in relevant subjects). This will be assessed on a case by case basis. Many of our courses require them to have a particular background in the subject they are applying to study. This is known as ‘pre-requisite’ knowledge. If required, they must evidence this knowledge via relevant AP tests, SAT Subject Tests, honors or college level classes. To study History BA Honours they must be able to demonstrate that they have pre-requisite knowledge of World History. The Specific grade requirements may vary depending on the individual course.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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