The agricultural industry is becoming increasingly complex. Changes in support mechanisms and pressure to diversify and manage the environment has made success in the farming sector increasingly reliant on high quality. You will also study agricultural production systems and animal science as core subjects. This degree meets the strong demand for graduates who want to develop a firm understanding of both agriculture and animal science. Here is why we think Aberystwyth is the place for you: - Students on this course will develop and benefit from the modern teaching facilities that equips you with the practical skills and scientific knowledge base to underpin your future career, as evidence by Aberystwyth University being placed **'University of the Year'** in the Times and the Sunday Times Good University Guide, 2018. - During the course, you will be invited on visits to farms and businesses that are innovating leaders and possess the technical know-how. - At Aberystwyth University, we place a great emphasis on providing you with a student experience that is memorable and enables you to succeed in your degree, this is why we are **top 5 in the UK and 1st in Wales** for student satisfaction (NSS, 2017). - Aberystwyth University has a long-established and enviable reputation throughout the world for its teaching and research in agriculture and rural science, and the Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences is the largest and best-resourced university department of its kind in the UK. - The University offers students over 1000HA of farmland, including lowland and upland sheep farms; a 500 cow dairy herd; intensive and extensive beef production systems; an equine centre and a flow of layer poultry. This course will be delivered through a programme of lectures, seminars, workshops and field visits. You will have plenty of opportunities to apply your academic learning in practical activities and workshops. You will also look at the connection between research and analysis exercises and their real-world outputs in the form of improved technology and improved animal welfare. The university's vibrant culture of learning will support you in your agricultural training and encourage you to take advantage of the many opportunities within the department and the university to develop your theoretical and practical expertise so that, upon graduation, you are perfectly positioned for the next stage of your career. Our graduates have progressed and are successful in the following; - Agricultural consultant - Animal Nutrition - Animal Welfare - Farm Manager - Rural practice surveyor - Soil scientist - Animal nutritionist Interested in taking part in a work placement? Students who would like valuable work experience are eligible to transfer to the D4D3 course. This is the same degree but with the addition of the Year in Industry.