Harper Adams University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Agriculture (with Placement)

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Course summary

With around 70 per cent of land in the UK devoted to primary food production, agriculture continues to be the mainstay of the rural economy. However, in addition to the science and technology associated with animal and crop production, the modern farm manager must manage an increasingly diversified business and embrace a range of responsibilities for enhancing the environment, integrating production within the food chain and maintaining rural communities. Our agriculture courses give students a thorough understanding of modern agricultural production systems and the underlying scientific and technological principles. They will equip you to manage a sustainable agricultural business in the complex and dynamic rural economy. This is a very broad and challenging remit, and consequently the course is designed to develop a breadth of expertise across a range of sectors. All agriculture students share a common first year, studying the same modules, before continuing with agriculture or focusing on a specialism; this allows students to change course during the first year. 3 years (full-time) including a one-year work placement. A two year programme is available for applicants with at least two years, full-time relevant work experience. Please contact Admissions for further information on this option.

Course details

Modules

For up to date module information please visit the university website at: https://www.harper-adams.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate/201021/agriculture

Assessment method

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

Application codes

Course code:
D405
Institution code:
H12
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

Due to the course length we are unable to consider applications from students who require a Tier 4 visa.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

For full entry requirements, including details of all other qualifications accepted, please see our website www.harper.ac.uk. The University is happy to consider applications from those who are studying mixed qualifications, such as combinations of BTECs and A levels. Due to the numerous combinations available it is impossible to state the entry requirements for these, but applicants can expect to receive offers with comparable grades to those without mixed qualifications. For advice please contact the Admissions Team. The University is committed to bringing fresh talent to the industries we serve and has developed a range of initiatives to give everyone the best chance to access our undergraduate programmes. Known as 'Access to Harper' our contextualised offer scheme recognises difficulties that some applicants may face and provides those applicants with an offer lower than our standard requirements. Further details can be found at https://www.harper-adams.ac.uk/apply/how-to-apply/access.cfm

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

http://www.harper-adams.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate/201021/agriculture

Additional entry requirements

Other

Agriculture applicants are required to have a minimum of 10 weeks practical experience on a commercial farm by 1st August in the year in which they enter the course. This can be part-time work, accumulated over weekends and vacations, and does not have to be completed as a 10 week block. Despite the covid situation, opportunities for work experience in agriculture continue to be available & where possible applicants are strongly encouraged to gain the required practical experience as this will be of benefit to them in the longer term in understanding the industry, setting studies in context & placement applications. However, the University recognises the challenges that the covid situation may present in relation to gaining work experience & applicants can be reassured that if they are not able to meet the work experience this for 2021 entry, that this will not prevent them from gaining their place, provided that they meet any academic offer. 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


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £11250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £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 £11250 Year 1

Additional fee information

This 3 year course consists of 2 years on campus at a cost of £9250 per year (£11,250 for International students) with a placement in year 2 which costs £1850 (£3300 for International students).
Agriculture (with Placement) at Harper Adams University - UCAS