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Course summary


  • Apply essential science, industry and academic skills to the agricultural industry
  • Designed to meet industry needs for strong agri-tech skills
  • Benefit from work placements in both years
  • Gain a strong grounding in year one and specialise in year 2 with optional modules
What will I learn? Developed with industry leaders, this new programme will ensure you have a strong foundation in Agriculture, as well as specialist knowledge in your chosen pathway - crops, livestock or general agriculture. The specialist course content is outward looking to investigate the opportunities, constraints and influences on the agricultural industry more globally, as well as giving an understanding of marketing methods and diversification opportunities to create a robust business. Essential science, industry experience and academic skills will also boost your employability. Each year will include an assessed three-week work placement as well as a residential field trip to gain even more industry insight. How will I be assessed? Final and in-session assessments feature in this programme, allowing you to develop research and study skills as well as technical and expert knowledge. Assessments include completion of a research dissertation, written assignments, presentations, project reports, practical based and online portfolios and examinations. Where can I go from here? You can continue your studies with our BSc (Hons) Top-up programme, or enter industry. Graduates could use their skills to start a business or to work in agriculture.


YEAR 1 • Academic Skills • Industrial Experience • Fundamentals of Agricultural Science • Agricultural Mechanisation • Livestock Production • Crop Production • Scientific Analytical Techniques YEAR 2 • Industrial Development • Statistics and Research Methods • Agricultural Policies and Legislation • Farm Business Management • Farm Environment and Wildlife • Agronomy • Livestock Breeding Welfare and Nutrition

Assessment method

Final and in-session assessment will allow you to develop research and study skills as well as technical and expert knowledge. Assessments include written assignments, presentations, project and lab reports, practical based and online portfolios and examinations.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Minimum requirement is 64 UCAS tariff points. Students who successfully complete the FdSc may apply to 'top-up' to the BSc. We welcome applications from people with non-standard or international qualifications.

Additional entry requirements


GCSE Maths and English @ Grade C/4 or above (or level 2 equivalents)

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6Overall score of 6.0 with minimum scores of 5.5 in any of Speaking, Reading, Writing and Listening (CEFR B2)
Trinity ISEPassPass in each of Speaking, Reading, Writing and Listening (CEFR B2)
PTE Academic60Minimum score of 60 or higher in each of Speaking, Reading, Writing and Listening (CEFR B2)

We will also accept the following qualification: LanguageCert International ESOL SELT - minimum score of 33/50 in each of Speaking, Reading, Writing and Listening (CEFR B2)

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £9800 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £9800 Year 1
Channel Islands £9800 Year 1

Additional fee information
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