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Agricultural Technology

Agricultural Technology

The agricultural industry is undergoing an unprecedented period of change. Traditional reliance on production is being challenged through changes in government policy at local, national, European and global levels, as well as changes in consumer demand.

The Agricultural Technology degree programmes enable graduates to gain an understanding of:

  • Crop and animal production systems for the sustainability of the agricultural industry, including the underpinning scientific, economic and business principles and the applicability of recent developments
  • The impact of global, EU and regional policy on the agricultural industry
  • Assessing agri-environment interactions and devising environmental management strategies
  • Managing agriculture as a business
  • A professional approach to the work environment, study and life-long learning
  • Devising, managing and evaluating project work

A unique feature of this degree is the opportunity for students to take responsibility for the operation and management of a college farm enterprise, allowing immediate practical application of knowledge.

Agricultural Technology at Queen's

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Discovery Sessions

  • Can we talk about the share menu?

    Discussion on alternative animal feeds and why this is very important nowadays

  • Trouble on the farm

    Use the clues to investigate a disease outbreak, and reach a diagnosis

  • Future Fertilisers

    What is it that we require from our soil nutrient technologies? In this session we will be casting an eye over the performance characteristics of fertilisers and how they need to change if we are to balance demands for food security alongside environmental stewardship and economic challenges.

Subject Overview

The Agricultural Technology degree programmes enable graduates to gain an understanding of:

  • Crop and animal production systems for the sustainability of the agricultural industry, including the underpinning scientific, economic and business principles and the applicability of recent developments
  • The impact of global, EU and regional policy on the agricultural industry
  • Assessing agri-environment interactions and devising environmental management strategies
  • Managing agriculture as a business
  • A professional approach to the work environment, study and life-long learning
  • Devising, managing and evaluating project work

A unique feature of this degree is the opportunity for students to take responsibility for the operation and management of a college farm enterprise, allowing immediate practical application of knowledge.

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School of Biological Sciences placements: Joshua Thompson
School of Biological Sciences placements: Joshua Thompson

“Agriculture is a passion of mine and I felt that this degree offered excellent job prospects. I am really enjoying the course – it’s relevant, and interests me, which is a help when it comes to learning. For my work placement I hope to go into the genetics side of farming, as I have a keen interest in this from running a pedigree herd at home. For this I hope to either go to America or New Zealand.”

Robert Patterson, Northern Ireland (BSc Agricultural Technology)

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