What will I learn?

Agriculture is faced with a global task of feeding an increasing population against a backdrop of dwindling resources, the need to protect the environment, and the need to cope with, and mitigate against, climate change. In addition, agriculture is facing new priorities closer to home as the UK redefines its relationship with Europe. Students will need to be equipped with the latest knowledge to understand this changing farming landscape and face the challenges of livestock and crop management to get the best from an agricultural business by adopting best practices and incorporating the best of current research.Throughout your training, you will develop a wealth of skills that can be easily transferred into almost any graduate or professional employment situation. Because this degree has a strong vocational and practical element, you will be well-placed for work in the demanding but rewarding agricultural industry.**Studying for a degree in Agriculture will equip you with a range of transferable skills which are highly valued by employers. These include:**- Receiving and responding to a variety of sources of information: textual, numerical, verbal, graphical;- Communicating about their subject appropriately to a variety of audiences using a range of formats and approaches;- Citing and referencing work in an appropriate manner;- Sample selection; recording and analysing data in the field and/or the laboratory; validity, accuracy, calibration, precision, repeatability and uncertainty during collection;- Preparing, processing, interpreting and presenting data, using appropriate qualitative and quantitative techniques, statistical programmes, spreadsheets and programs for presenting data visually;- Solving problems through a variety of methods including the use of computers;- Using the internet and other electronic sources critically as a means of communication and a source of information.- Developing the skills necessary for self-managed and lifelong learning (eg working independently, time management and organisation skills);- Identifying and working towards targets for personal, academic and career development;- Developing an adaptable, flexible, and effective approach to study and work.

Which department am I in?

Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences

Study options

Full Time (2 Years)

Tuition fees
£16,300.00 (16,53,144) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

26 September 2022


Main Site (Aberystwyth)

Penglais Campus,

Penglais Road,



SY23 3DD, Wales

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


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