University Centre Bishop Burton

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Pearson Education Ltd

Agriculture (Crop Production)

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Course summary

The Higher National Diploma (HND) Agriculture is the ideal follow on from the Higher National Certificate (HNC) Agriculture, in your chosen pathway (General Agriculture, Livestock Production or Crop Production). The aim of the Higher National Diploma in Agriculture (Crop Production) is to provide you with the knowledge and skills needed for a successful career in agriculture through a combination of academic study, practical classes, work experience and study visits. What will I study?

  • Advanced Financial Accounting
  • Research Project
  • Plant and Crop Health (Diseases, Pests and Weeds)
  • Plant Breeding and Genetics
  • Diversification and Alternate Enterprises
  • Management of Land-based Machinery and Technology
  • Work Experience.
Learning & Teaching Approach For all modules, theory lectures are delivered that aim to facilitate the core content and provide the underpinning knowledge. To complement the theory lectures, students have group seminars / practical sessions that are used to reinforce concepts delivered theoretically. The focus of the teaching approach is to give a model that can be applied in the work place, putting theory into practice and vice versa. The teaching methods focus on facilitating a student centred approach to enhance the independent learning that takes place outside of the classroom. What is the contact time Approximately 16 hours a week to include lectures, seminars, work experience, practicals and tutorials. Students are also expected to carry out a significant amount of private study in addition to contact time (25-30 hours a week). Part-time is also available. Students can expect to receive their timetables during induction week. What else can I expect
  • Additional facilities include Science Centre, IT suites, dedicated University Centre, study spaces and social areas, and modern Learning Resources Centre.
  • Online Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) used to enhance and facilitate teaching and independent learning on all programmes.
  • Experienced, supportive and motivated staff with both academic and industrial experience.
  • Our experienced Life Coaches are on hand to help you through your University journey from mentoring and coaching to health, wellbeing and resilience. Learn more about how our Life Coaches can support you: https://www.bishopburton.ac.uk/university-centre/life-skills-team-at-ucbb
  • Talks from a range of visiting speakers.
  • Opportunities to attend trips to enhance learning.
  • Students have access to a range of support through our study skills, and health and wellbeing teams. Further information can be found on our website: https://www.bishopburton.ac.uk/student-life/student-support
  • Relevant extra-curricular activity and/or work experience is encouraged of all students in order to enhance learning.
What kind of job could I get when I graduate? Students graduating from this programme could follow careers in farm management, genetic technologists, trainee agronomists, machinery dealerships, livestock nutrition as well as farm advisory roles.

Course details

Modules

Advanced Financial Accounting, Research Project, Plant and Crop Health (Diseases, Pests and Weeds), Plant Breeding and Genetics, Diversification and Alternate Enterprises, Management of Land-based Machinery and Technology and Work Experience.

Assessment method

Assessment methods include case studies, presentations, real life management problems, problem-based scenarios and reflective assignments. Opportunities for feedback on assessments are available prior to the final submission to support student development and achievement. Staff aim to return assessed work within a 15 working day timeframe (not including holidays) in order that students can most benefit from the feedback.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
HDCP
Institution code:
B37
Campus name:
Bishop Burton
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

International applicants

University Centre Bishop Burton and Riseholme College welcome applicants from overseas. You will need to be issued with a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) to apply for your student visa to the UK. You will need to pay your course fees in full prior to a CAS being sent to you. In order for us to process this and for us to comply with our duties as a Sponsor we are required to check other aspects of your application, for example your financial status. For more details please visit www.bishopburton.ac.uk/student-life/international-students

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants should have a relevant Level 4

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.bishopburton.ac.uk/subjects/agriculture/hnd-agriculture-crop-production


English language requirements

If first language is not English, or a Tier 4 student visa to study is required and GCSE grade C/4 English or equivalent is not held, English language proficiency level such as International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 6.0 overall (with a minimum 5.5 in each skill) will need evidencing.


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Agriculture (Crop Production) at University Centre Bishop Burton - UCAS