Which are the best agricultural universities for 2024?

The annual university league tables for agricultural and forestry courses have been announced for the 2023-24 academic years.

The list, which is independently compiled by student site “The Complete University Guide”, has ranked the UK’s top institutions for studying agricultural and forestry courses.

It is based on a combination of factors including research quality, student satisfaction, graduate prospects and entry standards. 

See also: Is an agricultural degree worth doing?

Unsurprisingly on the list are Harper Adams University and the Royal Agricultural University.

Both, however, have been pipped to the top spots by the Royal Veterinary College, Queen’s University Belfast, and University of Newcastle – which were the most highly ranked.

University rankings 2023-24

The full list in order of ranking:

  1. Royal Veterinary College, London
  2. Queen’s University Belfast
  3. Newcastle University
  4. Bangor University
  5. University of Lincoln
  6. University of Nottingham
  7. Harper Adams University
  8. Aberystwyth University
  9. University of Plymouth
  10. University of Reading
  11. Royal Agricultural University
  12. Nottingham Trent University
  13. Hartpury University
  14. Writtle University College
  15. Liverpool John Moores University
  16. University of Chester
  17. University of Cumbria
  18. Anglia Ruskin University
  19. Teesside University, Middlesbrough

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