Royal Agricultural University has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
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.
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.
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
Modules are assessed through a blend of examinations and coursework, including real-life case studies, presentations and reports.
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
- Year 3
|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
Interview may be required
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6.0||none of the four elements below 5.5|
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|