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. 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 farm business management, with core modules in: farm planning budgeting and accounting farm organisation land law Benefit from studying at a UK leading university for agriculture, with fantastic facilities including two University farms. Enjoy practical workshops and demonstrations of the major software used in farm business planning and control, and apply your knowledge to real farm case studies
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, and 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.