Agriculture - Writtle University College




Experience Writtle University College at one of our University Open Days! The ideal opportunity for you to explore our campus, tour our facilities, meet our staff and much more!

The world needs people like you to help meet the growing demand for food with an ever growing global population! We focus on a hands-on approach, meaning you will benefit from studying in an environment that combines practical learning with expert theory.

Why you should study Agriculture at WUC...

  1. We are situated in the main arable region of Essex with access to many farms including our own 100 hectares of crop production together with pig, sheep and cattle units.

  2. You will have the opportunity to use both the Writtle farm and the close links with industry via study tours to widen your knowledge and experience.

  3. You will get hands-on with our arable land, a variety of livestock and machinery in practical assignments and teaching sessions.

  4. You will receive interactive teaching throughout, developing leadership skills while building confidence in the contribution you can make to the industry.

  5. We place an emphasis on making science applied and highly relevant, providing you with a deep understanding of the reasons behind agricultural management decisions.

  6. We welcome students from both farming and non-farming backgrounds. Extra tutorial support is provided to build up an understanding of the sector and develop academic skills if you need it.

  7. You will learn from expert academic staff who have fantastic connections within the UK and across Europe.

  8. You will benefit from modern assessment strategies, which are not just about exams, but also real-life case studies and presentations.

  9. We produce award-winning and high-profile alumni, including two of the last three farm ministers.

  10. You will have opportunities for frequent interaction with lecturers providing one-to-one feedback and a personal approach to students.