University Centre Sparsholt

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Portsmouth


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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.

Course details


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

City & Guilds Advanced Technical Ext. Diploma (2080) MMP BTEC Diploma MM City & Guilds Advanced Technical Extended Diploma (720) MM

Additional entry requirements


GCSEs in Maths and English at grade C/4 or above or Level 2 Functional Skills in Maths and English.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £9250 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

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University Centre Sparsholt
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Additional information

There is still time to join us at University Centre Sparsholt this September through clearing. Every year, students find their ideal course in UCAS Clearing or Adjustment. It gives you another opportunity to find the best course for you – whether you’ve changed your mind, your results surprised you or you’re just starting to think about starting university this year. Our courses range from Applied Animal Science, Zoo Biology and Equine to Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, Aquaculture and Fishery Management, Marine Ecology and Conservation and Veterinary Nursing Science. Why choose University Centre Sparsholt? Excellent industry links; Outstanding facilities; Expert lecturers; Specialised degrees; TEF Gold award; Accredited by University of Portsmouth; and a Hampshire countryside campus or city living in Winchester

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