School of Natural and Environmental Sciences

Undergraduate Agriculture

Undergraduate Agriculture

Our undergraduate courses cover every facet of Agriculture from farm to fork.

Our Agriculture students learn about cattle farming in a barn at one of our farms.

You can learn animal biology, soil science, nutrition, food management and rural enterprise.

Agriculture has a long and illustrious history at Newcastle University.

We continue a tradition of conducting research that makes a difference. We're training the next generation of farming practitioners.

Teaching excellence

Our curriculum builds upon the discoveries of our research groups. We have exclusive access to two commercial farms and a range of modern labs.

It means our teaching is research-led and at the cutting-edge of the discipline. Our flexibility means it's possible to transfer between any degree up to the end of Stage 2.

Our academic specialisms include:

  • safe, ethical and nutritious food
  • resource efficient and resilient production systems
  • sustainable landscapes and production systems
  • vibrant rural communities and enterprises

Staff include the award-winning Duke of Northumberland Professor of Rural Economy Sally Shortall.

Quality and ranking

We are 2nd in the UK for Agriculture and Forestry in The Complete University Guide 2018.

96% of our graduates were in employment or further study 6 months after graduating.

What our students say


The teaching quality is faultless. All my lecturers are extremely knowledgeable due to their positions in industry or research.


What I enjoyed most was the opportunity to attend a wide range of field trips to gain hands-on experience.

Choose an Agriculture degree


Agriculture BSc

This degree provides a broad overview of agriculture and offers modules across our three specialist areas; agronomy, animal production science and farm business management.

Agriculture with Agronomy BSc

Agronomy is the science of crop production and soil management, leading to improvements in crop yield and quality.

Agriculture with Animal Production Science BSc

This degree includes topics such as animal nutrition and growth, and livestock reproduction.

Agriculture with Farm Business Management BSc

This degree focuses on the management of each element of an agricultural business: the whole estate; the farm; and individual arable, livestock and diversified enterprises.

Agri-Business Management

Agri-Business Management BSc

This degree focuses on concepts from economics and business studies disciplines, as applied to food, fibre and energy chains.

Food Business Management and Marketing BSc

If you're interested in pursuing a managerial career in the food processing, retail and food service sector, this degree is for you.

Animal Science

Animal Science BSc

This degree provides an in-depth study of how domestic animals behave and function, and could lead to a vocational career in the animal sector.

Applied Plant Science

Applied Plant Science BSc

You'll develop skills applicable to the development of crop technology, novel plant protection strategies and breeding new varieties of crop.