Agriculture and Technology College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise

Undergraduate

This course, validated by Ulster University, aims to help students develop the production, management and marketing skills required to work in the agricultural industry.

  • Qualification

    Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • Location

    Greenmount Campus

  • Start date

    September 2019

  • Duration

    3 years


Course details

Modules

Year 1 (120 credits) Modules taken by all students: Animal Science;Arable crop science;Countryside management;Enterprise management;Grass Systems;Introduction to business management. Livestock husbandary, health and welfare;Principles of mechanisation. Year 2 (120 credits) from modules listed(Short placement):- Crop production systems;Farm buildings and mechanisation;Farm business management;Human resource management; Improving business opportunities; Non-ruminant production systems; Principles of organic production;Research method; Ruminant production systems;Sustainable enterprise management;Work placement. Year 2 (60 credits) from modules listed(Long placement): Human resource management; Principles of organic Production; Research methods; Work placement. Year 3 (60 credits):Crop production systems;Farm buildings and mechanisation;Farm business management;Improving business opportunities;Non-ruminant production systems;Ruminant production systems;Sustainable enterprise management.


How to apply

Application deadlines

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!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code 004D
Institution code A45
Campus name Greenmount Campus
Campus code G

Points of entry

This means the year in which you would like to start the course.

‘Year 1’ means you will start in the first year.

‘Year 0’ means you will enter onto a foundation year.

You may be able to start some courses in the second or third years, if you meet certain criteria. You will need to discuss this with the university or college directly.

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 40 points Applicants must satisfy Ulster University’s general entry requirements and normally have at least 40 UCAS tariff points at A2 Level (including a Science* subject) and at least two A2 Level passes. Applicants must have four appropriate GCSEs or equivalent, including English and Mathematics at Grade C or above.

*A-Level Biology or Chemistry are preferred but Geography, Technology, and other cognate subjects are acceptable if a Grade C or higher has been achieved in Double Award Science at GCSE level or a Grade C has been achieved in two separate science subjects at GCSE.

Applicants are normally required to have at least three months relevant practical experience, to include livestock husbandry skills and operation of farm machinery in an agri-business.

Enhanced entry criteria may be applied subject to demand for this course.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMM Students entering with a BTEC qualification should normally have achieved a Merit overall and at least one Distinction achieved in a final year subject.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £1,690 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £1,690 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.