Throughout this course you will develop an overview of all agricultural systems including livestock, crops and farm buildings and machinery, along with the essential skills necessary to run a successful farm business. You will develop an understanding of how agriculture relates to animal welfare, environmental and conservation issues. The course will equip you with the skills and knowledge necessary to pursue a careers at supervisory/junior management level within agricultural industries, or for self employment in farming or other land-based sectors. Upon successful completion of this course students may apply to join year 3 of the BSc/BSc (Hons) Agriculture course.
Year 1: Arable Crop Production; Crop Protection and Harvesting Mechanisation; Environmental Awareness; Farm Power; Financial Records for Business; Graded Unit Agriculture: Project; Grass and Fodder Crop Production; Information Technology: Applications Software; Land Use Systems; Livestock Breeding; Livestock Growth, Health and Welfare; Livestock Husbandry and Recording; Livestock Production Systems; Plant Protection; Soils and Crop Establishment
Year 2: Core Modules: Year 2: Core Modules: Agricultural Produce: Quality and Processing; Crop and Livestock Mechanisation Farm Buildings and Controlled Environments; Farm Manures, Wastes and the Environment; Graded Unit Agriculture: Business Case Study; Graded Unit: Agriculture Exam; Livestock Management Systems; Livestock Nutrition; Pasture Management; Planning, Budgeting and Control; Plant Protection: Integrated Approaches; Using Financial Accounting Statements
Elective Modules (choose 3): Agricultural Economics & Marketing; Crop Physiology and Breeding; Developing Skills for Personal Effectiveness; Farm Scale Renewable Energy; Managing Human Resources; Organic Farming Systems; Rural Business Diversification; Specialised Field Crops; Wildlife Management; Work Experience.
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)
Applications will be considered for Year 2 entry from applicants with an HNC in Agriculture (15 credits). Please contact Admissions Office to discuss further.
SRUC has a long tradition of welcoming students from outside the UK to study with us, and we find they greatly enhance the learning experience of other students and their unique viewpoint and carried life experiences. International student rules and regulations are set by national governments. For the most up to date guidance, please visit our website - www.sruc.ac.uk/internationalstudents
|A level||DE||Preferably to include Geography or a Science subject|
|Scottish Higher||CC||Preferably to include Geography or a Science subject|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||Applicants should be able to offer National 5 (A-C) or equivalent pass in English (for literacy) and Maths (for numeracy)|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||H4, H4||Preferably to include Geography, a Science subject or Agricultural Science|
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6.0||Achieving at least 5.0 in each component|
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Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£6,950||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£6,950||Year 1|