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Course summary

The Honours Degree in Sustainable Agriculture is validated by Ulster University. This Honours Degree is particularly relevant to those interested in agriculture and the environment or agriculture and business as two pathways are available; Agri-business or Land Management. Students select the pathway they wish to study at the end of the second year of the course. The course can be studied on both a full-time or part-time basis and offers students the opportunity to complete one year of work-based learning which can be completed in Northern Ireland or further afield.

Modules

Year 1: • Academic development and professional skills • Animal science • Arable crop studies • Enterprise studies • Grass and forage production and mechanisation • Livestock husbandry health and welfare Year 2: Students study five core modules and select one optional module as indicated* • Developments in agriculture • Farm buildings and mechanisation* • Financial management on farm • Future challenges for agri-food • Introduction to organic production • Research skills and data management • Sustainable crop production systems* • Sustainable pig and poultry production* • Sustainable ruminant production systems* Work placement: Students have the opportunity to complete a period of 48 weeks working in an agriculture based business during Year 3 of the course. On the successful completion of the work placement module students will be awarded a Diploma in Professional Practice or a Diploma in Professional Practice (International) if the work placement has been completed outside of the UK and Ireland. Agri-business pathway: Year 4: • Agri-food policy and human resource management • Farm performance management • Marketing and entrepreneurship • Literature review and research proposal • Research project • Sustainable supply chains Land Management pathway: Year 4: • Animal welfare and ethics in agriculture • Advanced animal nutrition* • Advanced crop protection* • Literature review and research proposal • Research project • Sustainable land management policies • Sustainable supply chains *indicates optional module


How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2023.

If you already have a 2023 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

Application codes

Course code:
005D
Institution code:
A45
Campus name:
Greenmount Campus
Campus code:
G

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants are normally required to have at least three months relevant practical experience. In addition to meeting the course entry requirement applicants must meet the General Entrance Requirements for Ulster University. Enhanced entry criteria may be applied subject to demand for this course.


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students

There is no data available for this course. For further information visit the Discover Uni website.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £4710* Year 1
Northern Ireland £4710* Year 1
England £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Sustainable Agriculture with Agri-Business and Land Management pathways at College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise - UCAS