Agriculture &
Sustainable Food

The world is facing a global food and climate crisis. We will need to produce at least 50% more food by 2050 to feed a rapidly growing population. This will need to be achived using environmentally sustainable methods.


What Courses are available?


For more information on the agriculture courses available at Writtle University College visit our postgraduate, undergraduate and college course pages.

HIGHER EDUCATION

POSTGRADUATE COURSES

AGRICULTURE


HIGHER EDUCATION

UNDERGRADUATE COURSES

AGRICULTURE


FURTHER EDUCATION COLLEGE COURSES AGRICULTURE

Students come to Writtle University College, to bring their passion to life and gain practical real-world learning - setting them up for a future career in their chosen field.

Photo of Writtle University College Agriculture Alumni - Varian Maude

Varian Maude

BSc (Hons) Agriculture (Arable Crop Management)

"The lecturers are a great bunch of people. They're really helpful, really inspiring and also come from all walks of the agriculture industry, which is really nice. You have people from practical farms who understand the day-to-day management of running a farm and the business side but you also have scientists who understand the agronomy side, so you get that real mix"

Photo of Writtle University College Agriculture Alumni - Emily Keeble

Emily Keeble

BSc (Hons) Agriculture (Arable Crop Management)

"My highlights from Writtle include having the opportunity to work on two local dairy farms, one milking 500 head of cattle, which I would have only dreamed off before.

WUC has been most supportive to me throughout my whole degree, as at high school I was diagnosed with dyslexia and thought getting a BSc Hons degree would be near enough impossible."

Photo of Writtle University College Agriculture Alumni - Oliver Martin

Oliver Martin

BSc (Hons) Agricultural Business Management (Crop Production)

"Writtle is fortunate to be located within short distance of numerous interesting and often innovative agricultural businesses - both farms and supply chain businesses. My course involved many trips to visit such businesses which in-turn offered the opportunity for practical learning and networking with industry professionals. These visits also allowed for theory learnt in the classroom to become a tangible reality. Similarly, the university college's own estate provided opportunity for field walks and crop inspections at one's own leisure, which further supported my understanding, particularly with regard to crop agronomy."

The impact of intensive farming and industrial agriculture on our ecosystem and subsequent negative effect on our climate is driving a change..... Regenerative Agriculture


Writtle University College (WUC) has launched a pioneering, new degree course. BSc (Hons) Agriculture (Regenerative Systems) is the first of its kind in the UK, recognising the importance and immediacy of the challenges facing world agriculture and the environments and societies in which they operate.

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You don't need to come from a farming background. All of our courses give hands-on experience at the farm with our own livestock and the opportunity will learn about state-of-the-art technology and machinery. We offer courses across a number of different levels to allow you to enter this exciting industry.

Henry Mathews

Senior Lecturer in Agriculture


At Writtle University College we pride ourselves on long-standing collaborations forged with partners in agricultural business and the farming industry. We work closely with former students who occupy high profile roles across the agricultural spectrum. We aim to use hands-on learning and our professional network to help ensure our graduates become sector-ready.

Our practical courses provide the skills, expert theory and qualifications required to enter this evolving industry. You will learn through the use of our specialist facilities including a 138 hectare farm for crop production plus cattle, pig and sheep units and scientific laboratories.

Our farm and field facilities are here support hands-on learning and sustainable practice. They are an 'open laboratory' for students to gain the key skills sought be employers.

UNIVERSITY COURSE

OPEN DAYS, WEBINARS
AND VIRTUAL OPEN DAY HUB

Find out everything you need to know about our university courses, by joining us online at one of our 'Subject Webinars' or visiting us at one of our 'University Course Open Days'. You can also visit the Virtual Open Day Hub for a range of fantastic information to view online and download.

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COLLEGE COURSE

OPEN DAYS, WEBINARS
AND VIRTUAL OPEN DAY HUB

Find out everything you need to know about our College Courses, by joining us online at one of our 'Subject Webinars' or visiting us at one of our 'College Course Open Days'. You can also visit the Virtual Open Day Hub for a range of fantastic information to view online and download.

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