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: equine studies companion animals animal welfare and management livestock behaviour You also have the opportunity to organise and host a conference on animal health, developing and showcasing a range of skills employers will value.
Newcastle agriculture graduates are highly regarded in the world of agriculture and related industries, and as a result have a wide choice of careers open to them. Whilst many graduates are employed in farm management or go on to manage their own farms, others use the breadth of skills and experience that they develop during their degree to follow a range of opportunities in the service and supply industries. These include research or advisory and consultancy work with public and private organisations. Graduates also find employment in commercial companies supplying fresh and processed produce, seeds, fertilisers, agrochemicals, animal feedstuffs, veterinary products and equipment. Building on their background in economics, business studies, and farm and estate management, some of our students enter careers in finance where they are particularly well equipped to work as agricultural specialists. We are confident that Newcastle agriculture graduates have the breadth of knowledge and skills needed to succeed in whatever they choose to do. Some of our recent graduates have gone on to a variety of positions such as: agronomist, Agrovista UK Ltd; farm management consultant, Brown and Co; reserves officer, Durham Wildlife Trust; Director of Rural Research, Bidwells Property Consultants; higher executive officer, DEFRA; farm manager, Co-operative Farms; and animal nutritionist, Harbro Ltd.