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. You will learn from expert academic staff who have extensive connections within the UK and across Europe, dealing with cross-disciplinary agricultural issues and cutting edge developments.

  2. You will benefit from modern assessment strategies, which are not just about exams, but also case studies and research.

  3. Our facilities include a 164 hectare farm for crop production plus cattle, pig and sheep units and scientific laboratories used extensively throughout our courses.

  4. We produce award-winning and high-profile alumni, including two of the last three farm ministers, and have an established reputation in the farming industry.

  5. You will be part of a close-knit community of staff and students liaising with specialist staff and those working across disciplines. We take a personalised approach to student learning providing one-to-one feedback, as well as group tutorial support.

  6. We welcome students from both farming and non-farming backgrounds, offering a diverse learning environment.

  7. Interactive teaching involves you taking part in discussions and debates on real-life agricultural problems in which you will develop an investigative approach to your learning.

  8. Employability is central to our course design and you will be able to access discounted short course training, including pesticide handling and application, to help boost your career prospects.

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

  10. Flexibility is built in to a number of assignments enabling you to tailor your learning to areas of your own interest.