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Agribusiness Degrees in the UK

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An agribusiness degree combines agricultural science and business, focusing on management and marketing in the agricultural sector, as well as understanding the needs of those working in the sector. You will gain an insight into both the production and marketing side of the supply chain, developing your knowledge of the relationship between the suppliers, producers and consumers.

Depending on where you choose to study, you may be able to specialise throughout your degree. These specialisations can influence the area in which you choose to work after you have graduated. They may also help you to decide what subject you wish to complete your dissertation or final project on. Common specialisations include:

  • International Agribusiness
  • Agribusiness Management
  • Food and Agribusiness
  • Rural Enterprise


The accreditation of your degree will depend on where you choose to study. It will also be influenced by your level of study. At undergraduate level, you can expect to be awarded a Bachelor of Science (BSc), a Bachelor of Business (BBus), or a Bachelor of Arts (BA). At postgraduate level, you can expect to be awarded a Master of Science (MSc), a Master of Business (MBus), or a Master of Arts (MA). If you choose to study for a postgraduate research degree, you can expect to be awarded a Master of Research (MRes), a Master of Philosophy (MPhil), or a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).


Generally, an undergraduate degree will take three to four years to complete. Foundation degrees, diplomas and certificates can last up to two years when studied full-time. A postgraduate degree will normally take one to two years. If your course includes a placement, this will normally add another year onto your studies.

Some institutions might offer part-time study options. Studying for a degree part-time normally means that your course will last anywhere between three and eight years, with some universities offering more flexible study options.

Fees and Funding

Tuition fees for international students are not fixed. This means that they can vary greatly from institution to institution. Fees for postgraduate degree courses tend to be higher than undergraduate courses. Exact tuition fees are displayed on institution course pages.

You may be eligible for a scholarship or funding. This could be awarded by your institution, or by a separate funding body. For more information, visit our scholarships and funding section.

Career Opportunities

As a graduate of agribusiness, you will find that there are a wide variety of career opportunities available to you. Your options will not be limited to the agriculture sector, as the skills gained throughout your degree will allow you to seek employment in a wide range of industries. If you choose to work in a role directly related to your degree, jobs could include farm manager, agricultural consultant, and soil scientist. If you choose to work in a role not directly related to your degree, jobs could include forest ranger, veterinary nurse, and buyer for shops.

An undergraduate degree in agribusiness will provide you with a good foundation of knowledge in the area. You will study modules on agricultural business, business management, agriculture and food, and life sciences. Your understanding of business in general will be developed, and you will become more familiar with the management side of agriculture.

Your degree will be delivered through a mixture of modes. These will include lectures and seminars, as well as practical sessions and field trips. You might be presented with the opportunity to take part in a placement module or year, which will allow you to gain real-life experience.

Study in the UK

The UK is a popular destination for international students who want to study abroad. With a wide range of universities offering a variety of courses, there are so many opportunities that students might not be able to find elsewhere. Each university will pride itself on offering high quality education from leading teaching professionals. A qualification gained in the UK will be well regarded across the globe, making an education in the UK a great investment in your future. As well as this, there are many highly ranked universities in the UK, around 17 of which are consistently appearing in the top 100 of the QS World University Rankings.

Agribusiness degrees in the UK in 2024

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Agriculture (wFY) BSc (Hons), Foundation

Hartpury University United Kingdom

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Agribusiness Management BSc (Hons), FdSc

Harper Adams University United Kingdom

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Management with Leadership BA

University of Exeter Business School, University of Exeter United Kingdom

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Rural Studies BSc (Hons)

Newcastle University United Kingdom

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Animal Management BSc (Hons)

University of Greenwich United Kingdom

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Public Services Management (L430) (Level 6 Entry) BA (Hons)

Bradford College United Kingdom

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BA/BA (Hons) Business BA, BA (Hons)

Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) United Kingdom

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BA Management Studies (Marketing) BA

University of Leicester, School of Management, University of Leicester United Kingdom

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