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International Agricultural Science (Hons), B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #99 (QS) Loughborough, United Kingdom
The International Agricultural Science (Hons) degree at the University of Nottingham offers an exciting opportunity to develop your understanding of agriculture from an international perspective, studying agricultural science at one of our international partner universities.
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Sutton Bonington Campus is home to the University Farm and Dairy Centre - we have a 450 hectare mixed farm, with arable crops, 200 dairy cows (robotically milked), a sheep flock, environmental stewardship land and new and established woodland.

The farm is commercially run, with facilities for research and teaching, including a Farm Demonstration Centre; farm staff contribute to the teaching on our degree programmes. 

The University of Nottingham is also taking the national lead for dairy research as the Centre of Innovation Excellence in Livestock. This has led to considerable investment and expansion in our dairy centre to deliver world leading research in livestock health and production to deliver improved food security and farming sustainability.

  • At Nottingham we take an applied approach, building up your science, business and practical knowledge over the three years of the course.
  • Develop your understanding of agriculture from an international perspective, studying abroad for your second year.
  • Gain a unique opportunity to study the science behind agriculture from the production of crops and animals to the management skills needed to work in agricultural businesses and related industries.
  • Globally, agricultural businesses face the same challenges but in different contexts and environments.

You will be taught by subject specialists who advise government bodies and institutions including DEFRA, and are active researchers in the most rapidly developing areas of agriculture and agricultural business management.

The International Agricultural Science (Hons) degree at the University of Nottingham is based at the Sutton Bonington Campus, known internationally for its applied animal science research in fertility, nutrition, reproduction and product quality.


Your understanding of the scientific principles of crop and animal production together with your business management knowledge, will place you in a strong position to explore a wide range of career options.

Recent destinations of graduates include:

  • Arable and livestock consultants
  • Agricultural business management consultants
  • PhDs and research positions in further education or private institutions
  • Agronomists
  • Animal feed industry
  • Land agency
  • Farming/rural business management
  • Management trainees for major companies
  • Supply chain management and supermarkets
  • Policy analysis
  • Marketing and communications

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Contemporary Agricultural Systems
  • The Biosciences and Global Food Security
  • Animal Biology
  • The Ecology of Natural and Managed Ecosystems
  • Grassland Management
  • Biosciences Tutorials and Foundation Science 
  • Biochemistry - The Building Blocks of Life
  • Plant Science
  • Genes and Cells 
  • Agricultural Business in the Global Economy
  • Integrated Agri-Food Markets and Marketing

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • A level offer: AAB-ABB
  • At least two science-based subjects at A level (business studies, economics, geography and maths also accepted. Psychology accepted if combined with biology, geography or chemistry). 
  • We may also consider ABC depending on predicted grades in specific subjects. GCSE mathematics and English with 4 (C) or above.
  • IB score 34-32 including 5 in two science subjects at Higher Level.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    23760 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23760 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Loughborough

  • 600 - 1000 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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