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Students studying at Writtle University College will have access to the Research glasshouse, farms and the postharvest unit which undertakes research and trials in conjunction with commercial companies.
This provides the opportunity to study a range of crops relevant to the chosen area of horticulture or agriculture.
Students will examine crop growing using resources at the University and through visits to growers and post harvest facilities; they will develop an understanding of the supply chain from the field through to sale. Together with visiting speakers from industry, this develops students' awareness of the latest trends and research in industry.
The teaching staff have developed close links with industry on a worldwide basis and the research and consultancy work is used to underpin
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The course is designed for those who already have an interest in crop production as well as those who wish to develop or update their existing knowledge.
Applicants will normally be graduates in agriculture, horticulture, engineering, biosciences, geography, business and economics or will have extensive relevant industrial experience.
I focused more on the postharvest side of the course as it was an eye-catching module; everything was new to me and I found it really interesting. The module tutor was really inspiring, with lots of knowledge in research, and the course was also strongly linked to the industry with up-to-date information. I felt inspired and motivated.
My current job, Postharvest Technical Manager in a fresh produce packaging production company, takes me around the world. I get to meet growers, packers and retailers in different cultures and backgrounds, combining work with pleasure and also still learning a lot.
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