Plumpton College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Greenwich

Rural Land and Business Management

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Course summary

This is an accelerated intensive course delivered over two years where you will gain a full BSc (Hons) degree in Rural Land and Business Management. The programme is designed to fill a particular need in training rural property and business advisors who wish to qualify as Chartered Surveyors and Fellows of the Association of Agricultural Valuers. Please note this course is subject to validation. This undergraduate course will run over two calendar years as an accelerated degree, getting you into employment faster and reducing the time to qualify. It will follow a block teaching module where students will attend campus one week in every four. The programme will draw on established practice in teaching professional skills, combining technical sessions focused on developing a sound theoretical grounding with practical exercises to enable learners to apply those skills effectively on behalf of clients. The content will reflect the demands and experiences of combining study with employment. The programme aims to provide learners with:

  • A thorough knowledge and practical understanding of resource use and the industries key to the rural economy.
  • Strong technical skills in key disciplines, including valuation, law, finance, business appraisal and building construction.
  • Effective consultancy skills enabling them to identify and appraise issues on behalf of clients and deliver solutions to property and business challenges
  • The skills to work towards personal, academic and career targets including achieving full membership of both the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and CAAV (Central Association of Agricultural Valuers).


Learners will study a suite of modules over the two year duration of the course. Term 1 & 2 • Introduction to the Rural Economy (15 credits) • Introduction to Rural Property Law (15 credits) • Valuation Part 1 (15 credits) • Introduction to Farming Systems (15 credits) • Building and Construction Management (15 credits) • Geographic Information Systems (15 credits) • Integrated Project 1 (30 credits) Term 3 & 4 • Property Agency and Marketing (15 credits) • National and Local Taxation (15 credits) • Valuation Part 2 (15 credits) • Infrastructure and Compulsory Purchase (15 credits) • Sustainable Business Management (15 credits) • Research Methods and Statistics (15 credits) • Integrated Project 2 (30 credits) Term 5 & 6 • Natural Resource Management (15 credits) • Strategic Rural Asset Management (15 credits) • Valuation Part 3 (15 credits) • Planning and Development (15 credits) • Project Investment and Feasibility (15 credits) • Business Planning and Performance (15 credits) • RLBM Honours Project (30 credits)

Assessment method

The programme has been designed to ensure a personalised learning experience for all students and strongly promotes equal opportunities. All learners will have access to regular and tailored tutorial support with the Programme Manager, allowing them to review their progress and identify targets to help ensure their success in the programme. In addition, various other tutorial support services are available at Plumpton College in areas such as Library Services, Student Support and the Higher Education (HE) Office. Some of the planned assessment for the programme has been designed to enable students to select their own case studies and examples, providing them with flexibility and an opportunity to pursue their own interests in key subject areas.

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

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £10800 Year 1
Northern Ireland £10800 Year 1
Scotland £10800 Year 1
Wales £10800 Year 1
EU £12000 Year 1
International £12000 Year 1

Additional fee information

This is an accelerated degree course which runs over two calendar years.

Sponsorship information

Students can apply for a student loan to finance their tuition fees.

Rural Land and Business Management at Plumpton College - UCAS