A broad and varied range of industries await in the world of agriculture.
Agriculture and poultry production courses at SRUC are not just about farming or farm management; they consider the wider agri-food industry, with the focus on production agriculture as well as related issues such as environmental and countryside protection and animal welfare.
The agricultural and poultry industries are primarily concerned with the production of basic foodstuffs on farms, but also include the supply of inputs for farming such as fertiliser, seeds, animal feed and machinery.
Accounting for over 10 per cent of employment and Gross Domestic Product, the agri-food industry is an integration of agriculture with other sectors of the food chain, such as processing, distribution and retailing.
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You will develop independent learning skills and team working skills which will provide a strong foundation for future study and/or employment in the industry.
- BSc/BSc (Hons)
- MA at SCQF level 5
- MA at SCQF level 6
You'll learn about all aspects of agricultural technology and how it is applied, alongside workplace skills like IT, data handling and communication.
- BSc/BSc (Hons)
Agricultural Professional Practice
This postgraduate course is aimed at anyone with an interest in leadership and management, policy making, planning and project management in the land-based industries. It is delivered part time via distance learning.
Gain a deeper understanding of the production, marketing and management of organic farming and food. This postgraduate course is delivered part time via distance learning with study weekends on campus.
Rural Animal Health
This course is new to the sector and designed for students wishing to become a large animal Veterinary Technician or follow other, related careers.
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