University Centre Sparsholt

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Portsmouth

Agriculture (Top-up)

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Course summary

WHY CHOOSE THIS DEGREE?

  • Join an established provider with excellent reputation and industry links
  • Learn from a fully operational commercial farm demonstrating best practice in agricultural husbandry
  • Enjoy the opportunity to specialise in one of three pathways
  • Apply essential science, industry and academic skills to the agricultural industry
  • Designed to meet industry needs for strong agri-tech skills
  • Benefit from work placements in both years
  • Gain a strong grounding in year one and specialise in year 2 with optional modules
What will I learn? Developed with industry leaders, this new programme will ensure you have a strong foundation in Agriculture, as well as specialist knowledge in your chosen pathway - crops, livestock or general agriculture. The specialist course content is outward looking to investigate the opportunities, constraints and influences on the agricultural industry more globally, as well as giving an understanding of marketing methods and diversification opportunities to create a robust business. Essential science, industry experience and academic skills will also boost your employability. Each year will include an assessed three-week work placement as well as a residential field trip to gain even more industry insight. How will I be assessed? Final and in-session assessments feature in this programme, allowing you to develop research and study skills as well as technical and expert knowledge. Assessments include completion of a research dissertation, written assignments, presentations, project reports, practical based and online portfolios and examinations. Where can I go from here? You can progress onto postgraduate study, gain employment with agricultural organisations or use your skills to run your own business.

Course details

Modules

YEAR 1 • Dissertation • Landscape Ecology and Geographic Information Systems • Sustainable Resource Management • Project and Site Management • Global Biodiversity • Professional Industrial Development • Further Statistics

Assessment method

Final and in-session assessments feature in this programme, allowing you to develop research and study skills as well as technical and expert knowledge. Assessments include completion of a research dissertation, written assignments, presentations, project reports, practical based and online portfolios and examinations.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
D402
Institution code:
S34
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Diploma of Higher Education, FdSc or HND in a relevant subject.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6Overall score of 6.0 with minimum scores of 5.5 in any of Speaking, Reading, Writing and Listening (CEFR B2) www.ielts.org/about-ielts/ielts-for-migration/united-kingdom
Trinity ISEPassPass in each of Speaking, Reading, Writing and Listening (CEFR B2) www.trinitycollege.com/qualifications/SELT/UKVI
PTE Academic60Minimum score of 60 or higher in each of Speaking, Reading, Writing and Listening (CEFR B2) www.pearsonpte.com/selt-tests/pte-academic-ukvi

We will also accept the following qualification: LanguageCert International ESOL SELT - minimum score of 33/50 in each of Speaking, Reading, Writing and Listening (CEFR B2) https://www.languagecert.org/en/uk-visa-exams/study-in-the-uk

Please email [email protected] for details

https://www.sparsholt.ac.uk/international/english-language-requirements/


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250 Whole course
EU £9800 Whole course
England £9250 Whole course
Northern Ireland £9250 Whole course
Scotland £9250 Whole course
Wales £9250 Whole course
International £9800 Whole course
Channel Islands £9800 Whole course

Additional fee information

www.sparsholt.ac.uk/university-centre/additional-costs/
Agriculture (Top-up) at University Centre Sparsholt - UCAS