Royal Agricultural University

Environment, Food and Society Royal Agricultural University Degree level: Undergraduate

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TEF Silver

Royal Agricultural University has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.

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This programme will give you the skills to understand the challenges and contribute to the solutions of major global issues. You will cover topics such as natural resource management, wildlife conservation, animal welfare, agro-forestry, ecology and community supported agriculture. The course has been developed in collaboration with the Soil Association Food for Life programme that aims to ‘make good food the easy choice for everyone’ in schools, nurseries, hospitals and care homes.

This three-year degree programme includes a traditional campus-based experience and work-based learning modules which are designed to encourage you to understand the reality of the work environment and opportunities for innovation. You will be fully supported by the RAU with scheduled visits to campus to share your experiences with your teaching team and learn from other students.

Your final project is an opportunity for you to demonstrate your skills and knowledge, to build your CV and support your career goals. Working with colleagues, you will select a real world problem to focus on in an area that interests you. This could be developing a specialist interest in food production or marketing, landscape, technology, social enterprise or policy innovation.

Work placement

Designed by industry, this course will provide you with the skills required by future employers, and to make a positive impact within the food and farming sectors. In your second year will complete a work placement from April-September. Companies include Brakes Food, Creed Food Services, and NSF International.

Course details

Modules

Indicative modules

Modules will cover topics such as:
Introduction: Environment and Society
Introduction: Food and Society
Historical Context: Food and Farming
Personal and Professional Skills
Global Environment Issues
Wildlife and Natural Resources
Food and Farming Systems
Diet and Consumer Behaviour

Assessment method

Modules are assessed through a blend of examinations and coursework, including real-life case studies, presentations and reports.


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 D695
Institution code R54
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

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
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 96 points
A level CCC three A levels required
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMM
Access to HE Diploma D: 15 credits
M: 15 credits
Scottish Higher CCCCC five subjects at Higher level
Extended Project Acceptable when accompanied by other level 3 qualifications
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 26 points
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H3, H3, H4, H4, H4 up to 2017, five subjects at Higher level grades CCCCC

Compulsory: five GCSEs at Grade C/4 or higher, including Maths and English language

Additional entry requirements

Other

Interview may be required


English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 6.0 none of the four elements below 5.5

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £10,000 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 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.

Provider information

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Royal Agricultural University
Stroud Road
Cirencester
GL7 6JS


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01285 889912