Royal Agricultural University has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
Whether you wish to manage an agricultural enterprise or farming business, migrate into finance or journalism, or continue studying agriculture and land management, this course will give you the practical, financial and leadership skills you need.
Right from your first year you will gain a firm understanding of the agricultural industry, with focused practical studies central to the course. You will advance even further with work experience during the summer between your first and second year. You will also have the opportunity to gain relevant practical experience and qualifications through rural skills training at our Rural Innovation Centre at Harnhill Manor Farm.
You will cover the core subjects in your first year, with teaching focused on practical, work-related situations. You will delve deeper into these subjects in your second year and will complete an integrated project, developing skills in financial and physical management techniques in the field.
You will be assessed through a wide range of techniques, including research projects, examinations, case studies, business plans, portfolio, presentations and practical skills. You can also enrol for courses leading to the award of Certificate of Competence.
You will complete a 10-week period of work experience, usually during the summer holiday between your first and second year, to gain further training and experience in farm management. Not only could you find yourself working for prestigious companies, develop your confidence and gain industry contacts for when you graduate.
This experience helps our graduates develop key employability skills and gain invaluable industry contacts. You also produce a portfolio of evidence of your learning experience.
- Accounts and Economics
- Animal and Crop Science
- Crop Production
- Estate Management
- Farm Business Management
- General Agriculture
- Livestock Husbandry
- Machinery and Buildings
- Personal Development / Employability
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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This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
|UCAS Tariff||56 points||minimum one A2 subject|
|A level||CD||Example of possible offer|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||MPP|
|Access to HE Diploma||45 credits at Level 3|
|AS||Combined with other qualifications|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||Essential: Five GCSE subjects at Grade C/4 or above including English Language and mathematics|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||24 points|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||H3, H4, H4|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||MM|
|Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)||Acceptable when combined with other Level 3 qualifications|
Additional entry requirements
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6.0||none of the four elements below 5.5|
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|