**This course is being updated for the 2024/25 academic year and will be reopened to applications soon**
This postgraduate course teaches professional skills related to land-based industries. It's ideal if you're considering a career in consultancy, agronomy, animal nutrition and farm management or ownership. It's also relevant for anyone interested in working for government departments that deal with technical and regulatory issues.
Core modules focus on professional leadership and management, food and agricultural policy, business planning and project management. Elective modules cover agricultural or nutrient management, animal health, arable or grassland and fodder crop protection and animal feed technology.
There's also potential to study for professional qualifications like FACTS, BASIS or AMTRA, and the Institute of Agricultural Management accepts this course as evidence of CPD if you're seeking ‘Professional Agriculturalist’ status.
Upon completion of the PgCert, the taught element of the course, you can choose to continue and undertake a Research Project to complete the MSc.
Watch our Agricultural Professional Practice video to find out more.
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