Effective farm management has never been more important. As farmers and landowners seek to develop and diversify within a globalised international industry, it’s vital that the farm business leaders of the future have the knowledge and skills to survive and, ultimately, thrive. In the second year, students must take a (20 week minimum) industrial placement, working in an organisation between March and September. These opportunities are viewed very favourably by potential employers and provide students with the chance to experience real organisational life at first hand. Students are encouraged to choose wide ranging possibilities of types of organisation both in the UK and abroad. On occasions, students can elect to work for a longer period than 20 weeks and take a year out of University in order to do so. For an Applied Farm Management graduate, this programme offers a range of attractive career options in farm management, either at home or within a larger land-based organisation and / or farm management / consultancy roles within (e.g. with Velcourt, Sentry, Co-op, Kite, Promar, Andersons, ADAS, or HSBC or advisory services (e.g. Defra, DARDNI, Farming Connect). In all cases an understanding of farm and business management techniques and the wider rural environment is imperative. For part-time study, please contact the Admissions Office for more information.