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The world is facing a global food crisis. We need to produce at least 50% more food to feed a rapidly growing population of 9 billion people by 2050. To do that, the agricultural industry needs people like you to help tackle the issues with fresh thinking and new approaches.


  • There are over 30 million sheep, 10 million cattle and 4.5 million pigs in the UK that need skilled farmers to breed and rear them
  • WUC has approximately 130 hectares of arable land
  • You will complete a work placement as part of your studies
  • You will go on a variety of field trips throughout your studies, visiting farms, producers and manufacturers

Could you be the difference?

Writtle University College is one of the leading land-based institutions in the UK and we welcome people of all backgrounds. By studying Agriculture at WUC, you could play an important role in developing the future of British and International farming.

Food production is at the heart of the UK farming industry, including dairy, beef, pig, sheep, vegetables, cereals, and root crops - and our range of courses focus on this too.

You will learn theory in the classroom and apply it to practical experiences, giving you a greater understanding of the industry. You will get hands-on experience on WUC's farm and work extensively with our own livestock throughout your studies. You will learn about state-of-the-art technology and machinery, and develop useful skills such as; tractor driving and forklift operations.

You will gain specialist knowledge in relevant issues such as animal welfare and sustainability, whilst improving your understanding of arable and livestock studies, and business management.

Study Agriculture at WUC and you will become highly employable in the industry. You may go into agronomy or agricultural engineering or find a job as a farm manager or contractor, tractor driver, sprayer operator, dairyman or shepherd.

Your course will also prepare you to continue your education at a higher level by studying towards a diploma or degree, which includes continuing your studies with us at WUC.

Join in the discussion!

WUC's Farm discussion group on Facebook is open to all past and present Agriculture and Animal students. Join in the discussion.

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