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Agriculture Degree Courses

For a successful career in the farming industry, our agriculture degree courses are a great starting point.

Studying for a farming degree at University Centre Bishop Burton (UCBB), you’ll be learning in a specialist agricultural environment, which has outstanding facilities and is a centre of farming industry expertise.

You’ll study, work and live on our extensive mixed-use estate – everything is on-site so you can walk from your lecture hall onto the farm!

You’ll have access to our multi-million pound Centre for Precision Agriculture, where you’ll be exposed to the latest cutting-edge agriculture technologies focused on precision farming to transform food production and reduce emissions, pollution, waste and soil erosion.

Industry expertise and partnerships

Our lecturers have current industry expertise drawn from careers in the farming sector – many are still at the forefront of best practice working in agriculture alongside lecturing.

Our farming degree courses are developed in consultation with the industry to ensure you’ll have the knowledge and skills employers are looking for.

Knowledge, skills and experience

With an agricultural degree from UCBB you’ll equip yourself with the technical knowledge, skills, industry understanding, and work experience needed to get where you want to be.

You’ll enjoy a blend of academic lectures, in-depth study, research and hands-on experience on the farm and during your external placement.

Great choice

Whatever aspect interests you; our farming degree courses can be tailored to your ambitions. UCBB agriculture degree programmes explore the following and more:

  • General agriculture
  • Crop production
  • Livestock production
  • Precision crop technology
  • Farm business management

Careers in agriculture

UCBB graduates go on to a wide range of rewarding careers, from agricultural engineering, agronomy, animal health and welfare, farm management, genetics, land agency, livestock procurement to further specialist study and research.

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Laura Cooper - FdSc Agriculture

"You can work quite close with your tutors. You don’t feel like a number. It’s like one big happy group, no one feels left out."

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Jess Milner

Lecturer in Agriculture

UCBB’s resident livestock expert Jess is an experienced farmer, breeding pedigree Boer goats and managing her own flock of 300 sheep. Currently working towards a Master’s degree specialising in sustainable and efficient food production, she is also a driving force in our precision agriculture provision with the Institute of Technology.

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Sharon Kirby

Higher Education Academic Lead for Land-Based

Sharon has been in agriculture all of her life, being the daughter of a farmer. Qualified up to Level 7 from University of Lincoln, Harper Adams and DeMontfort University, she is keen to introduce young people from non-traditional farming backgrounds to the world of agriculture and the opportunities within the sector.

With over 25 years of experience in education, Sharon leads our land-based department, encompassing Agriculture and Environmental Conservation. Her teaching interests include; record keeping for an agricultural business, agricultural marketing, global food production, business in wildlife and conservations and precision agriculture. Sharon's research interests include the use of technology in agriculture and its impact on farming businesses.

Sharon is a member of the Institute of Agricultural Management and a panel member of the Lincolnshire Young Farmers Association. She also sits on the Yorkshire and Humber Institute of Technology Research and CPD committee, as well as the Lincolnshire Institute of Technology Research and Innovation committee.


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