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Study agriculture abroad

An in-depth guide to studying agriculture as an international student.

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Agriculture degrees abroad

The study of agriculture is about more than just farming: it can cover a huge number of areas and topics, from forestry and animal science, to conservation and food production. It’s a subject of vital global importance, as it tackles meeting the increasing food demands of the world.

Studying agriculture abroad means you’ll see first hand how a different country tackles farming issues, and be able to experience different growing environments. This can give a wider appreciation for the problems facing global agriculture and give you a competitive edge in the job market.

If you enjoy science and learning about plants and animals, and want to help solve some of the big issues facing the world, a degree in agriculture could be right for you.

Agriculture program structure

Agriculture is a diverse subject that can cover a number of different fields. Therefore, the exact content and structure of each program will differ depending on the university and country to study in.

Some programs may only include some of these areas, so it’s worth looking closely at the curriculum when you apply. It’s possible to study agriculture in combination with another subject, like forestry or animal science, which is a great way of focussing the direction of your degree.

Most undergraduate programs are taught over three to five years, and many offer work placements that give you real hands-on experience. You can study a master’s in agriculture over one or two years, and it’s also possible to study for a PhD which can take four or five years to complete.

Here’s some of the modules and subjects you might see:

Soil and environmental science Crop production and technology Livestock science Nutrition Biosciences Animal biology Plant science Food marketing Farm business management Agricultural economics

  • Soil and environmental science
  • Crop production and technology
  • Livestock science
  • Nutrition
  • Biosciences
  • Animal biology
  • Plant science
  • Food marketing
  • Farm business management
  • Agricultural economics

Types of agriculture degrees

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Agriculture study abroad programs

Agriculture undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in agriculture

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    Agricultural Engineering - BSc University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Tuition fees per year
    27,000 USD
    Start date
    January, June, August
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    Agriculture - BSc University of Kentucky, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Tuition fees per year
    29,050 USD
    Start date
    January, August
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    Agriculture and Extension Education - Teaching in Non-Formal Education, BSc - BSc Louisiana State University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Tuition fees per year
    28,700 USD
    Start date
    January, May, August
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    Ecological Agriculture - BSc University of Vermont, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Tuition fees per year
    41,280 USD
    Start date
    January, June, August
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    Agricultural Biology - BSAG University of Saskatchewan, Canada

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Tuition fees per year
    19,929 CAD
    Start date
    January, September
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Pathway in agriculture

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    Agriculture and Farm Management - FdSc Royal Agricultural University, UK

    Program type
    Undergraduate pathway
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    10,200 GBP
    Start date
    September
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Agriculture graduate programs

Master's in agriculture

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    Agricultural, Environmental and Resource Economics - MSc University of Helsinki, Finland

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    15,000 EUR
    Start date
    September
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    Agriculture for Sustainable Development - MSc University of Greenwich, UK

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Tuition fees per year
    14,000 GBP
    Start date
    September
    Show program overview about Agriculture for Sustainable Development
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    Agriculture - MAgric University of the South Pacific, Fiji

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    14,857 USD
    Start date
    February, July
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    Agriculture - MSc Murray State University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    13,200 USD
    Start date
    January, August
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    Innovation in Sustainable Food and Agriculture - MBA Royal Agricultural University, UK

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Tuition fees per year
    15,300 GBP
    Start date
    September
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Diploma in agriculture

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    Agriculture - GradDip Royal Agricultural University, UK

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    1 year
    Tuition fees per year
    12,240 GBP
    Start date
    September
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Future agriculture careers

Graduating with a degree in agriculture will give you the skills and knowledge to work in a number of related fields. Popular jobs that agriculture graduates go into include:

  • Farm manager
  • Agriculture consultant
  • Agronomist
  • Breeding advisor
  • Plant geneticist
  • Soil scientist
  • Woodland manager
  • Environmental consultant
  • Agricultural sales executive
  • Journalist

An agriculture degree will give you plenty of transferable skills that most employers value, so you don’t need to limit your search to jobs in the agriculture sector.

As agriculture programs can be varied, make sure you think about what career you want after graduation. Use this to help you find a program that covers the areas that will help you achieve your aims.