Agriculture with Dairy Herd Management at University Centre Reaseheath - UCAS

Agriculture with Dairy Herd Management

University Centre Reaseheath

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Chester

Course summary

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The UK dairy industry is facing one of its most challenging periods to date. In order to run a successful business, modern dairy farmers need to combine scientific knowledge with practical and business management skills in order to produce high quality milk while minimising cost and safeguarding the environment. Ideally situated in the premier dairy county of Cheshire, Reaseheath has a national reputation for its delivery of quality training within the specialist field of dairy herd management. This unique course will enable you to develop an understanding of the technical, economic, legal and managerial principles relating to dairy farm businesses, identify the effects of environmental and ethical issues in the dairy industry and offer specialist practical skills associated with dairy farming. The course includes opportunities for practical skills work such as foot trimming, veterinary medicine training and on-farm practical demonstrations. Students undertake a minimum 10 weeks work placement and have the opportunity to go on farm visits and study tours in the UK and abroad. The course features:

  • The 272 hectare college farm houses the Reaseheath Holsteins herd of 260 pedigree Holsteins, plus young stock.
  • A commerical flock of 500 North Country Mule breeding ewes and 120 breeding sows hosed in a high welfare commercial pig unit.
  • World class industry standard teaching facilities.
  • The cropping includes grass silage, maize silage, lucerne, wheat and barley.
  • 32/32 rapid exit milking parlour.
  • Anaerobic digester.

Course details


For the latest example of curriculum availability on this degree programme please refer to the University Centre Reaseheath Website.

Assessment method

Assessments are designed to encourage both academic skills and skills valued in the workplace. They include a combination of coursework and examinations. Coursework may take many forms including: essays, reports, data processing, presentations, academic posters, seminar discussions, interviews, critical reviews, portfolios of evidence and practical competency assessments. The examinations vary, depending on the nature of the module, but may take the form of multiple-choice papers, essays, practical assessments, data handling questions, short answer quizzes, and in class examinations. Assessment weighting varies depending on course and year of study. For more information please see our Course Information on our website.

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How to apply

Application deadlines

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15 January

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Application codes

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Course codeD4N3
Institution code R14
Campus nameUniversity Centre Reaseheath
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 64 points Mature students (aged 21+) will be considered on an individual basis and substantial work experience will be considered, as well as, or in place of, formal qualifications
A level CC - A*A* A Levels preferably including Biology (or related subject)
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MPP - D*D*D* in relevant subject
Access to HE Diploma Successful completion
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DM - D*D* in relevant subject

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £11800 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Agriculture with Dairy Herd Management at University Centre Reaseheath - UCAS