BSc (Hons) Agriculture

  • Available in Clearing 2024
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Help meet the growing demand for food, by learning to produce crops in a profitable but sustainable way. Study our BSc (Hons) Agriculture degree at ARU in Writtle.

Our course recognises changes in UK agriculture in the wake of recent policy developments, and the impact of climate change. It covers all aspects of arable and livestock farming, as well as the wider environment in which production will be taking place.

We explore food production systems and precision farming – but also the economic, social and environmental sustainability of production practices, food security, consumer behaviour and supply chains.

Study at ARU in Writtle, where our farm and field facilities support hands-on learning and sustainable practice. They’re an 'open laboratory' where you can observe, experiment, analyse, evaluate and gain the skills that employers want.

We work collaboratively with external companies and organisations, so that you graduate ready to work in the agricultural industry.

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Farm buildings and fields seen from the air

Specialist facilities

Study agriculture at ARU in Writtle and:

  • experience our 150-hectare campus with its working farm, which is home to sheep, pigs and cattle – and grows its own wheat to support livestock bedding
  • explore aspects of livestock and arable farming up-close
  • take part in practical sessions on the farm and in laboratories.

A day in the life of an agriculture student: take a guided tour

Five students seated outside the main entrance to ARU Writtle campus

Outstanding student support

Join our student community and:

  • learn from experienced tutors, who'll provide encouragement and feedback
  • make full use of facilities including extensive library and IT resources
  • access support, should you need it, with study skills, careers advice, health and wellbeing, and more.


As a BSc (Hons) Agriculture graduate, you'll have a sound understanding of arable and livestock farming, as well as the wider environment in which production takes place.

Previous graduates have been successful in a number of roles, including:

  • Farm manager
  • Agronomist
  • Animal nutritionist
  • Land agent
  • Nutrition company sales representative
  • Veterinary pharmaceutical and equipment supplies.

Graduation doesn't have to be the end of your time with us. You might decide to at ARU and study for a Masters, such as our MSc Crop Production (Agriculture) or MBA Agribusiness.

Apply now for BSc (Hons) Agriculture

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We're here Monday-Thursday 9am-5pm (please note we close at 3.30pm on the first and third Thursday of the month for staff training), and Friday 9am-4.30pm.

Aerial view of campus buildings and grounds in Writtle

Life in Writtle

Close to major cities, ARU Writtle is located on a picturesque 150-hectare campus in the heart of the Essex countryside.

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