Taught course

Soil and Water Management

Harper Adams University · Rural Affairs and Environment

Entry requirements

Honours degree (min. lower 2nd class) pr a good FdSc/HND pass together with related industrial and professional experience of at least one year.

Months of entry


Course content

Soil and water are key resources for agriculture that determine levels of food production and thus food security on a local, national and global scale. Effective management of soil and water is essential for society in general, but critical for agriculture. Management of water is also of key importance as water is likely to become an increasingly limiting resource in a world subject to climatic and environmental change.

This course aims to develop knowledge and skills relating to the sustainable management of soil and water resources. Specifically, it aims to provide students with the ability to evaluate the potential of sites for plant growth and determine the soil and water factors affecting production. The course also focuses on the availability of water from surface or groundwater supplies and how this is utilised by irrigation and drainage. The course is underpinned by research and consultancy activities in the Crop Production & Science and Engineering departments

Fees and funding

UK students
From £ 2,500 p/a to £9,900 p/a
International students
From £4,250 p/a to £17,050 p/a

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
48 months


part time
48 months
full time
12 months


full time
6 months
part time
48 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Courses Administrator
+44 (0) 1952 815289