Farm Business Management at University Centre Bishop Burton - UCAS

Course summary

This programme will provide in depth specialist business understanding within the agriculture sector. The programme is underpinned with the principles of crop and livestock production along with environmental influences. This will enable the graduates to have an all-round appreciation and knowledge of farming businesses and be able to adapt in a timely way to any future policy changes. What will I study? Year 1

  • Academic, Employment and Professional Skills
  • Fundamentals of Business
  • Livestock Production
  • Farm Business Administration
  • Industry Skills for Agriculture
  • Crop Production
  • Introduction to Sales and Marketing
Year 2
  • Agricultural Policy and Economics
  • Agriculture and the Environment
  • Financial Management and Planning
  • Human Resource Management
  • Enterprise and Entrepreneurship
  • Introductory Research Analysis.
Learning and Teaching Approach The programme is delivered with a variety of learning and teaching approaches. For all modules, there are theory lectures which aim to deliver the core content, provide the underpinning knowledge and facilitate further expansion of such concepts by the students, through independent study. To complement the theory lectures, students have group seminars that are used to reinforce those concepts delivered theoretically. The seminars focus on delivering using a student-centred approach to enhance the independent learning that takes place outside of the classroom Practical sessions at the Bishop Burton College Farm is also incorporated into a range of modules on this programme making it extremely applied and prepares students effectively for the workplace. The academic curriculum provided by the programme is supported throughout by the extensive practical facilities offered at the College’s farm. Students can expect:
  • Experienced, supportive and motivated staff with both academic and industrial experience.
  • Access to an Online Virtual Learning Environment called ilearn, which is used to enhance and facilitate teaching and independent learning on all programmes.
  • Guest lectures, demonstrations from a range of visiting speakers and offsite trips.
What is the contact time? Contact time includes approximately 16 hours a week to include lectures, seminars, practicals and tutorials. Students are also expected to carry out a significant amount of independent study in addition to contact time (approximately 25-30 hours a week). Independent study includes reading around the subject, preparing for tutorials and seminars, preparing for, and completing, module assessments and revision; forming an essential part of a student’s learning journey. What else can I expect?
  • Additional facilities include Science Centre, IT suites, dedicated University Centre, study spaces and social areas, and modern Learning Resources Centre.
  • Online Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) used to enhance and facilitate teaching and independent learning on all programmes.
  • Experienced, supportive and motivated staff with both academic and industrial experience.
  • Our experienced Life Coaches are on hand to help you through your University journey from mentoring and coaching to health, wellbeing and resilience. Learn more about how our Life Coaches can support you:
  • Talks from a range of visiting speakers.
  • Opportunities to attend trips to enhance learning.
  • Students have access to a range of support through our study skills, and health and wellbeing teams. Further information can be found on our website:
  • Relevant extra-curricular activity and/or work experience is encouraged of all students in order to enhance learning.
Career opportunities Careers in farm management, as business advisors, policy writers, sales representatives and farm traders.


You will study; Crop production Livestock production Sales and marketing Fundamentals of business Introduction to research Industry skills Enterprise and management accounts Management skills

How to apply

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

University Centre Bishop Burton and Riseholme College welcome applicants from overseas. You will need to be issued with a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) to apply for your student visa to the UK. You will need to pay your course fees in full prior to a CAS being sent to you. In order for us to process this and for us to comply with our duties as a Sponsor we are required to check other aspects of your application, for example your financial status. For more details please visit

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additional entry requirements


GCSE English at grade C/4 or above

English language requirements

If first language is not English, or a Tier 4 student visa to study is required and GCSE grade C/4 English or equivalent is not held, English language proficiency level such as International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 6.0 overall (with a minimum 5.5 in each skill) will need evidencing.

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £6160 Year 1
England £6160 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6160 Year 1
Scotland £6160 Year 1
Wales £6160 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Farm Business Management at University Centre Bishop Burton - UCAS