Agriculture can be defined as the cultivation of land and breeding of animals and plants to provide food, fibres, medicinal plants and other products to sustain and enhance life. It has been credited as one of the main contributors to the rise of sedentary human civilisation, wherein people settle in one area for longer periods of time. Agriculture dates back thousands of years. The field of agricultural science is fast developing and is having large ecological and environmental effects. A degree in agriculture will allow you to understand the scientific, logistical and environmental aspects of crop and animal production.
Studying agriculture will likely include a large proportion of scientific modules such as biochemistry, natural/environmental sciences and biology. You may also be required to study some business models as well, such as mathematics, humanities and economics. These will give you a well-rounded insight into the ethics and science of the agricultural industry.
Your degree may be taught in a mixture of modes. These will likely include classroom based work, laboratory work and practical based work. This practical work may be undertaken on campus, or you may be encouraged to participate in a work placement to gain relevant experience.Find out more about studying agriculture