Nottingham Trent University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Agriculture

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Course summary

Feeding an increasing population against a backdrop of different weather patterns induced by climate change is a major challenge to the farming industry’s future. This course focuses on innovative approaches to agriculture, providing you with the skills and knowledge needed to apply sustainable agriculture practices and play a part in global food security. Designed in consultation with the National Trust – one of the largest landowners in the UK – it gives you the opportunity to study on the University’s 200-hectare farm and rural estate, based at our Brackenhurst Campus. Your learning will focus on modern technologies, such of the use of GPS, drones, robotics and data analysis systems – this agriculture course really does turn traditional land-based degrees on their head. You’ll explore innovative and sustainable agricultural production models, effective environmental stewardship, and the projected future of the farming industry.

Course details

Modules

Year One

  • Livestock Production Systems
  • Crop Production Systems
  • Plants and Soil Science
  • Applied Anatomy and Physiology
  • Introduction to the Agricultural Industry
  • Livestock Reproduction and Genetics
Year Two
  • Contemporary Issues in Agriculture
  • Experimental Design and Analysis
  • Livestock Nutrition and Health
  • Crop Nutrition, Health and Protection
  • Land Use Ecology
and (pick one):
  • Farm Business Performance
  • Applied Habitat Management
  • Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and Spatial Analysis
Final year
  • Advances in Livestock and Crop Production
  • Sustainable Management of the Agriculture Environment
  • Dissertation
and (pick two):
  • Global Agriculture and Food Security
  • Energy for a Low Carbon Future
  • Application of Remote Sensing
  • Business Management
  • Ecosystem Ecology
Full module descriptions and details can be found on the course page on the NTU website.

Assessment method

Year 1 Coursework (63%), written exam (17%), practical (20%) Year 2 Coursework (80%), written exam (17%), practical (3%) Final Year Coursework (100%)


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
D406
Institution code:
N91
Campus name:
Brackenhurst Campus
Campus code:
3

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

A lower offer may be made based on a range of factors, including your background (such as where you live and the school or college you attended), your experiences and individual circumstances (you may have been in care, for example). This is called a contextual offer and we get data from UCAS to make these decisions. NTU offers a student experience like no other, and this approach helps us to find students who have the potential to succeed here, but may have faced barriers that can make it more difficult to access university. We also consider equivalent qualifications and combinations. Please contact Nottingham Trent University Admissions team for further information.


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
86%
Student satisfaction
65%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
90%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

Tuition fees for 2023 entry are yet to be confirmed. As a guide and to enable you to plan your finances, the fees for Home undergraduate students for 2022 are £9250. The current expectation is that the University may increase this for future and subsequent years of study in line with inflation and as specified by the Government.
Agriculture at Nottingham Trent University - UCAS