Precision Agriculture at University Centre Bishop Burton - UCAS

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Course summary

The BSc (Hons) Precision Agriculture programme will prepare you to be a farmer or agricultural technologist of the future. You will gain the skills and knowledge required to develop and manage adaptable, innovative, sustainable and successful business ventures within the agriculture sector. By studying a broad spectrum of modules, you will have the key attributes to go into higher level graduate roles, including the opportunity to tailor your learning to your career goals with option modules. You will learn how to operate key software packages such as Farmplan, Gate Keeper and Livestock Manager, which is utilised within 80% of UK farming businesses in the UK, enabling them to evaluate farm data to reduce inputs and improve outputs on the farm, which is seen as a key outcome for any farm business manager. What will I study? Year 1

  • Academic, Employment and Professional Skills
  • Fundamentals of Business
  • Introduction to Research Skills
  • Livestock Production
  • Mechanisation
  • Plant and Soil Science
  • Crop Production
  • Applied Precision Agriculture
Year 2
  • Option 1: Livestock Science or Robotics and Automated Technology
  • Option 2: Agronomy or Precision Technology in the Wider Sector
  • Agriculture and the Environment
  • Financial Management and Planning
  • Enterprise and Entrepreneurship
  • Research Methods and Analysis
Year 3
  • Dissertation
  • Integrated Farm Management and Technology
  • Rural Strategic Business Management
  • Option 1: Advanced Agronomic Technology
  • Option 2: Advanced Livestock Science
  • Option 3: Rural Operations Management and Rural Marketing Management .
Learning and Teaching Approach The programme is delivered with a variety of learning and teaching approaches. For all modules, there are theory lectures delivered, aimed to deliver the core content, provide the underpinning knowledge and facilitate further expansion of such concepts by the students, through independent study. To complement the theory lectures, students have group seminars that are used to reinforce those concepts delivered theoretically. The seminars focus on delivering using a student-centred approach to enhance the independent learning that takes place outside of the classroom Practical sessions both at the Bishop Burton Farm are also incorporated into a range of modules on this programme making it extremely applied and prepares students effectively for the workplace. The academic curriculum provided by the programme is supported throughout by the extensive practical facilities offered at the college’s farm. Contact Time Contact time includes approximately 16 hours a week to include lectures, seminars, practicals and tutorials. Students are also expected to carry out a significant amount of independent study in addition to contact time (approximately 25-30 hours a week). Independent study includes reading around the subject, preparing for tutorials and seminars, preparing for, and completing, module assessments and revision; forming an essential part of a student’s learning journey. Career Opportunities Careers in farm management, machinery dealerships, as technology programmers and trainee agronomists.

Assessment method

Assessment methods include written assignments, case studies, practical assessments, presentations, project based assessment, time constrained assessments, invigilated exams. Opportunities for feedback on assessments are available prior to the final submission to support your development and achievement. Staff aim to return assessed work within a 20 working day timeframe (not including holidays) so that you can most benefit from the feedback.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

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

For years 2 and 3 entry, the University of Lincoln APEL process will need to be completed. You will be contacted by a member of our academic team.

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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

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Life and/or experience of non-traditional students will be taken into account when considering applications. The successful completion of an entry task may be required when considering applications without the required formal entry qualifications. Advanced entry may be possible due to prior experience or certificated learning; applicants will be invited to complete the recognition of prior learning approval process.

Additional entry requirements


GCSE English at grade C/4 or above. Suitable reference.

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.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £8950 Year 1
England £8950 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8950 Year 1
Scotland £8950 Year 1
Wales £8950 Year 1
International £12782 Year 1

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Precision Agriculture at University Centre Bishop Burton - UCAS