Who we are
The Department of Agriculture encompasses agricultural production and the environmental goods and services that the rural sector provides. We have an enthusiasm to enable 21st Century agriculture to feed, fuel and clothe the world's burgeoning population using agricultural systems that are sustainable, humane, and beneficial to rural environments and those who work and dwell there worldwide.
What we do.
The Department is the focus of teaching, learning and research in animal science, crop science, international development and the environment, and contributes to the University's research theme of Food Chains and Health; the Walker Institute for Climate Systems Research; and the Centre for Food Security. We offer undergraduate degrees in Agriculture, Agricultural Business Management, Environmental and Countryside Management, and Animal Science and taught Masters degrees in Environmental Management and in Agriculture and Development. The modular structure of our courses allows students to select from many subjects taught across the School and the University by experts in their field, thus providing for the individual student's specialist needs as well as developing a core understanding of their subject.
We have a wide range of facilities for research on campus and on our farms nearby. In addition, our links with other institutions, many of them overseas, allow research to be conducted in temperate, Mediterranean, and tropical climates in more than 50 countries by research students, university staff and their cooperating and collaborating counterparts.
How to find out more
For comprehensive information on the School, its activities and how you can apply for courses, click on the website link in the box on the left. To contact the School, click on the email link.
Reading University School of Agriculture, Policy & Development
University of Reading
Whiteknights PO Box 237
Prof Julian Park
Position:Head of School
Tel:0118 378 4549
Fax:0118 935 2421