Cornwall College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Plymouth
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Course summary

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This agricultural course delivers a thorough understanding of modern agricultural crop and animal production systems and the underlying scientific and technological principles to equip students to manage and support sustainable agricultural businesses 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. The innovative application of science and technology to agriculture will be even more critical, with the likely withdrawal of direct subsidies to the sector and threat to existing markets for some products associated with ‘Brexit’. As a recognised centre of agricultural knowledge exchange excellence through the activities of Bicton and Duchy College’s Rural Business School (RBS), which is closely engaged with the industries, professions and organisations involved in the global agri-food chain and the UK rural economy, there is the capacity to develop students’ skills to play a key role in regional and national agricultural production systems. Students will understand the underlying science and economics of sustainable crop and animal production systems and their impact on environmental quality. They will be able to produce solutions that take into account the balance between crop and animal production, economic and social needs as well as environmental protection. They will achieve this through the formulation, testing and drawing of conclusions from hypotheses, solving problems through novel research techniques and the communication of ideas and technical management solutions to different audiences. This approach has been ratified by a large sample of employers across agriculture and its ancillary industries, representing regional national and international interests Facilities at our Duchy College Stoke Climsland campus • 260-cow dairy herd with increasing research capabilities • Internationally recognised Rural Business School • Part of the national Centre for Innovation Excellence in Livestock • Base to Agritech Cornwall leading innovation and change • Close links with Rothamsted Research Possible careers available with this qualification • Agricultural consultant • Agricultural journalist • Agricultural Knowledge Exchange Specialist • Agricultural lecturer • Agricultural scientist • Agriculture-related Financial Manager • Agritech specialist • Animal Nutritionist • Animal Scientist • Crop Scientist • Farm Manager • Livestock Breeding Specialist • Technical Adviser Learner and Pastoral Support We pride ourselves on our student focused, friendly and supportive environment. Our dedicated support team are available for regular or ad hoc 1:1 learning or pastoral support needs. If you wish to speak to one of our support team at any time throughout the application process, please contact: [email protected]

Course details


Course Modules Year 1 • Agrifood Economics and Policy • Bioscience for Agriculture • Crop Production & Soil Science • Innovation & Entrepreneurship in Business • Livestock Production • Personal & Employability Skills Development Year 2 • Agritech in Practice • Analysis & Development of Livestock Enterprises • Applied Agricultural Science • Effective Leadership • Plant Legislation, Technology & Marketing • Research Methods Year 3 • Agriculture Technology • Contemporary Issues in Food & Farming • Honours Project • Managing Animal Performance • Sustainable Grassland & Forage Production Systems *Modules are subject to change and availability

Assessment method

Assignments, formal examinations, presentation/s and debate/s.

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students. For more information, please contact the course provider.

Application deadlines

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!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeBAGR
Institution code C78
Campus nameDuchy College Stoke Climsland
Campus codeS

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

We can accept applications from UK/EU nationals who live outside the EU, however The Cornwall College Group is unable to accept applications from non-UK/EU nationals who require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK at this time.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 80 points A minimum of 80 UCAS points from 2 years study at Level 3, for example A Levels, Extended Diploma or equivalent, including a mathematical and science subject.
A level CCC 80 UCAS points from at least two full A-levels (AA or CCC) or equivalent, including a mathematical and science subject.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMM 80 UCAS points from a full Level 3 diploma (DD) or extended diploma (MMM) ideally in a relevant subject (e.g. Horticulture, Arboriculture, Agriculture, Countryside Management).
Access to HE Diploma 80 UCAS points or 45 Credits from an Access to HE (Science preferred).
Scottish Higher 80 Tariff points.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE at grade C/grade 4 or above in English Language, Science and Mathematics: alternatives at Level 2 may be considered.

If you are unsure if your qualifications meet our requirements, please contact us: [email protected]

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £8600 Year 1
England £8600 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8600 Year 1
Scotland £8600 Year 1
Wales £8600 Year 1
International £9950 Year 1
Channel Islands £9950 Year 1

Additional fee information

Additional costs to include study tour/s, trips, and essential kit/uniform will be confirmed. We can accept applications from UK/EU nationals who live outside the EU, however The Cornwall College Group is unable to accept applications from non-UK/EU nationals who require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK at this time.
Agriculture at Cornwall College - UCAS