Studying organic farming opens up a range of career opportunities related to the sector.
SRUC offers several courses that will enable students with a variety of academic and working experiences gain a fast-track understanding of the key technical production, marketing and management aspects of organic farming and food.
This enables students to build on their existing expertise and aspirations, and to give them enhanced career opportunities as practitioners, promoters and facilitators within the sector.
The organic sector is expected to continue its expansion to meet national targets and European CAP policy development.
The sector requires high level graduates that have the technical and management skills to meet this expansion.
Our organic courses are popular - and you can learn about it straight from our students: Alison Goldberger, who is distance learning a post graduate in Organic Farming from Austria - where she runs an organic arable and pig farm - and Stephen Meredith, who was awarded the SRUC Trust Prize for best MSc student in Organic Farming and is continuing to put what he learnt to good use in his professional life.
Gain a deeper understanding of the production, marketing and management of organic farming and food.
Sustainable Food Production and Land Use
This applied biology degree considers how land use practices can help to tackle today’s critical challenges of climate change, biodiversity and food security.
- BSc/BSc (Hons)
This course is designed to give you the basic skills you need to work in production horticulture, for example in garden centres, plant nurseries, and crop production.
- SVQ Level 5
Soils and Sustainability
This course is designed for students interested in a career in land-based management or environmental protection, and teaches the importance and role of soils in the 21st century.