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With around 70 per cent of land in the UK devoted to primary food production, agriculture continues to be the mainstay of the rural economy. However, in addition to the science and technology associated with animal and crop production, the modern farm manager must manage an increasingly diversified business and embrace a range of responsibilities for enhancing the environment, integrating production within the food chain and maintaining rural communities. Our agriculture courses give students a thorough understanding of modern agricultural production systems and the underlying scientific and technological principles. They will equip you to manage a sustainable agricultural business in the complex and dynamic rural economy. This is a very broad and challenging remit, and consequently the course is designed to develop a breadth of expertise across a range of sectors. All agriculture students share a common first year, studying the same modules, before continuing with agriculture or focusing on a specialism; this allows students to change course during the first year.
For up to date module information visit the university website at: http://www.harper-adams.ac.uk/undergraduate/course/UDAAGRIC
Assessment is via a balance of course work and examination. Weighting varies depending on course and year of study, but weighting is typically around 65 per cent on course work and 35 per cent on examination; this allows individuals to play to their strengths if they are better at course work than examinations or vice versa. Types of assignment include appraising production systems on the University farm, whole farm case studies, laboratory based analyses and literature based reviews. Format of assignments varies and includes written reports, essays, technical notes, presentations and oral examinations. Students receive written feedback on all course work to help them improve. In addition, first year students undertake examinations in two subjects at the end of the first term to enable them to gauge how they are progressing and feedback is provided on these exams. Staff are able to provide advice and guidance on revision, and many modules include revision sessions.
How to apply
This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||96 - 112 points||Minimum of 3 A2 passes. A level Biology preferred but not essential|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||D*DD||Please see note regarding GCSE requirements|
|Access to HE Diploma||D: 15 credits M: 30 credits||Must be a Science related Access course.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||28 points||pass with 28 overall with a relevant subject passed with 5 at higher level|
|Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)||We accept the Welsh Baccalaureate as equivalent to a full A level. For further information please contact the Admissions team.|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||H2, H2, H3, H3||2xB1 and 2xB2 under previous system|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||Applicants taking A levels must have a minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade C/4 or above including English Language, Maths and a Science. Applicants taking an Extended Diploma must have a minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade C/4 or above including English Language, Maths and a Science.|
All applicants must have a minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade C/4 or above including English Language, Maths and a Science. Applicants taking an Extended Diploma must have a minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade C/4 or above including English Language, Maths and a Science. When combining qualifications, no more than one Subsidiary Diploma, Extended Certificate or Diploma will be considered alongside A levels (2 A levels for BSc and 1 A level for FdSc) There is a requirement for all applicants to have completed a minimum of 10 weeks work experience on a commercial farm by the 1st August. Gaining the relevant practical experience in advance of the start of the course is preferable. However, for applicants applying for our BSc (Hons) Agriculture programmes, who do not come from a farm background and who do not have the relevant contacts necessary to complete the work experience, we recognise that this may be difficult to achieve. Applicants who are assessed to be in this position, following interview, will be offered the opportunity to enter the course via the Access to Agriculture programme, where help to gain the relevant practical experience is provided during the first year of study.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
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