UCR - University Centre Reaseheath
University Centre Reaseheath

Agriculture

Why study Agriculture at UCR?

Our society depends on farming and food production. Climate change, Covid-19 and skills shortages only reinforce the need for graduates with the passion, and knowledge, to make a difference for future generations.

So why not make our farming future your focus? Our agricultural courses equip you with the knowledge, insights and ideas for an exciting career in the farming and food industries, helping to create a better future for us all. 

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Industry Focused

Get your hands dirty at our on-campus farm in the heart of rural Cheshire, with an array of professional-standard livestock, arable-crop and horticultural-crop production systems. 

Then build your experience in state-of-the-art technologies such as our Lely Astronaut A5 automated robotic milking system, vertical farming unit and hydroponic glasshouse, including opportunities for applied research, data collection and collaboration with industry partners. 

There’ll also be plenty of opportunities to fine-tune your skills and put your knowledge into practice with industry placements, field trips and study tours, both in the UK and overseas. Plus a busy programme of industry events, conferences and external speakers.  

Career Ready

Our innovative curriculum is built around the core principles of sustainability and conservation.

Together with our emphasis on practical skills and sound business sense, you’ll be well-prepared for the real-world challenges you’ll be facing. 

You’ll learn from expert staff with hands-on experience across a wide range of agricultural sectors as you explore the ethical, economic and social influences on UK and global agriculture and sustainability. 

Agriculture Courses

Access to Higher Education

Access to Higher Education Diploma (Land Based Studies)

1 Year

Full-Time

Agriculture

BSc (Hons) Sustainable Agriculture Top-up

1 Year

Full-Time

Agriculture

Foundation Degree in Sustainable Agriculture with Dairy Herd Management

2 Years

Full-Time

Agriculture

Foundation Degree in Sustainable Agriculture with Crop Management

2 Years

Full-Time

Agriculture

Foundation Degree in Sustainable Agriculture with Livestock Management

2 Years

Full-Time

Student Success

Connor Smith | BSc Agricultural Business Management

“Doing my degree felt essential because the dairy industry requires innovative, forward thinking individuals with academic minds who can push the industry forward.”