This degree includes topics such as animal nutrition and growth, and livestock reproduction.
You study wide-ranging agriculture topics in your first two years, exploring 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 such as:
You also have the opportunity to organise and host a conference on animal health, developing and showcasing a range of skills employers will value.
The first and second years are the same for students on all four of our agriculture degrees.
Our flexible degree structure means it is possible to transfer between any of our agriculture degrees up to the end of Stage 2 if you would like to.
See the Modules section for more information about what you will study at each Stage.
UK and EU students have the opportunity to broaden their academic experience by taking part in a study abroad exchange via the Erasmus programme.
Erasmus enables students to study abroad for between three months and one year, as a fully recognised part of their degree programme.
We have well-established exchanges with universities in:
The University is highly regarded within the industry and has been a leader in agricultural education since 1891.
We have strong links with the local farming community, which provide experience of a wide range of farming practices including:
You will also have regular visits to the University's commercial farms.
We also provide hands-on experience through a second-year project managing your own crops, and vacation opportunities that include lambing and harvest jobs.
Two University farms, used for research, teaching and demonstration:
For employers, a degree from Newcastle is highly valued and sets you up well as a graduate in the career hunt.