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Course summary

Throughout this course you will develop an overview of all agricultural systems including livestock, crops and farm buildings and machinery, along with the essential skills necessary to run a successful farm business. You will develop an understanding of how agriculture relates to animal welfare, environmental and conservation issues. The course will equip you with the skills and knowledge necessary to pursue a careers at supervisory/junior management level within agricultural industries, or for self employment in farming or other land-based sectors. Upon successful completion of this course students may apply to join year 3 of the BSc/BSc (Hons) Agriculture course.


Year 1: Arable Crop Production; Crop Protection and Harvesting Mechanisation; Environmental Awareness; Farm Power; Financial Records for Business; Graded Unit Agriculture: Project; Grass and Fodder Crop Production; Information Technology: Applications Software; Land Use Systems; Livestock Breeding; Livestock Growth, Health and Welfare; Livestock Husbandry and Recording; Livestock Production Systems; Plant Protection; Soils and Crop Establishment Year 2: Core Modules: Year 2: Core Modules: Agricultural Produce: Quality and Processing; Crop and Livestock Mechanisation Farm Buildings and Controlled Environments; Farm Manures, Wastes and the Environment; Graded Unit Agriculture: Business Case Study; Graded Unit: Agriculture Exam; Livestock Management Systems; Livestock Nutrition; Pasture Management; Planning, Budgeting and Control; Plant Protection: Integrated Approaches; Using Financial Accounting Statements Elective Modules (choose 3): Agricultural Economics & Marketing; Crop Physiology and Breeding; Developing Skills for Personal Effectiveness; Farm Scale Renewable Energy; Managing Human Resources; Organic Farming Systems; Rural Business Diversification; Specialised Field Crops; Wildlife Management; Work Experience.

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from students requiring a Student visa. For more information, please contact the course provider.

Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

Applications will be considered for Year 2 entry from applicants with an HNC in Agriculture (15 credits). Please contact Admissions Office to discuss further.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

English language requirements

Applicants whose native language is not English and who have not been educated previously in the English language must provide evidence of their English language ability to ensure they can cope with the demands of a course taught and assessed in English. Further information about the English Language tests that we currently accept as proof of English Language ability can be viewed on our website. English language tests should be no more than two years old on the start date of your chosen course.

Guidance on English Language requirements

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £7000* Year 1
Northern Ireland £7000* Year 1
Wales £7000* Year 1
Channel Islands £7000* Year 1
Republic of Ireland £7000* Year 1
Scotland £1285* Year 1
EU £16000* Year 1
International £16000* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

Scottish students can apply to the Students Award Agency for Scotland (SAAS) to have tuition fees paid by the Scottish government. Students from the rest of the UK can apply for financial assistance, including a loan to cover the full cost of the tuition fees, from the Student Loan Company.
Agriculture at SRUC Scotland's Rural College - UCAS