Having completed a Foundation Degree or HND programme in Agriculture or Agriculture with Mechanisation you may wish to top-up to a BSc (Hons) degree by studying full-time for a further academic year. You may choose to top-up to a general agricultural degree, or specialise in an area such as animal science, crop management, farm business management or mechanisation.
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.
Republic of Ireland
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Top-Up applications can only be considered if your Foundation degree was taken in the UK and meets our placement requirements. Please contact the Admissions Office for further information.
Top-up applicants must have achieved an average of 55% in their Foundation degree to apply for BSc non-honours and 60% to apply for BSc Honours. Applicants must have completed a full year’s placement as part of their course of study or two years of full-time relevant employment after their course. In addition, applicants must satisfy our own Foundation degree GCSE and Level 3 entry requirements to be eligible to top up.
Additional entry requirements
Interviews will take place on an ad-hoc basis should the Course Manager wish to discuss any aspect of your application and for all potentially suitable applicants who require visa sponsorship
There is no data available for this course. For further information visit the Discover Uni website.
Fees and funding
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
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