In choosing the Agriculture Degree (D401) at Aberystwyth University you will be joining one of the most highly regarded departments in the UK. Agriculture is the mainstay of rural communities, and a significant UK industry sector. You will study a fascinating blend of science, technology and management methods, starting with a firm grounding in business, economics and land use. You will move on to cover topics including the physiology of animal groups in the context of environmental conditions, biodiversity of habitats, conservation, productivity and human impact on the countryside. Our agricultural students will be taught by enthusiastic teaching experts, who you may have already seen on TV documentaries or your favourite radio show. The department has over 1000ha of farmland which includes lowland and upland sheep farms, a 500 cow dairy herd, intensive and extensive beef production systems. Out of all the oats grown in the UK, 65% have come from varieties bred and developed at IBERS Aberystwyth University. Students on this course will have the opportunity to undertake a work experience placement for 9 months. This will enhance your employbaility prospects and give you the head start in the competitive industrial world over other graduates. The 9 month placement is designed to allow you to obtain the relevant skills that the employer is seeking, making the transition from campus to career smooth. Our students benefit access to the numerous university farms, upon successful completion of the Agriculture Degree you will have the core capabilities and skills demanded in employment such as: Agricultural Consultant; Farm Manager; Agronomist; Animal Nutritionist.