Royal Agricultural University

Applied Farm Management Royal Agricultural University Degree level: Undergraduate

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Develop a career within the agricultural and land-based industries with a course that develops the farmers, farm managers and consultants of the future. The range of production systems adopted and commercially practised on our farms, and local farm businesses, provide an invaluable insight into the current realities of commercial farming.

Bridge the gap between the laboratory, the field, the commercial market and the farm. Gain unparalleled access to on-farm/applied product development with Farm491 and benefit from research trials at our RAU farms. No wonder our graduates have gone on to work for high-profile organisations such as Procam Agriculture, Velcourt, Keenan Systems and Dalcour Maclaren.

Course structure
You will learn through a series of lectures, seminars and practical classes at the RAU farms. Our extensive industry contacts, external visits to livestock, crop enterprises and agribusinesses also provide valuable additional case studies.

Students also have access to the University’s Farm491 facility, an innovative agritech business incubator providing facilities and support to agritech businesses and promoting technology and innovation within the sector.

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

The Research Project is an integral part of the course. Completed in your third year, it provides the opportunity to research in-depth a subject of specific interest.

Work placement
In the second year, you will apply and develop your expertise during a 20-week work placement. If you wish to undertake an extended period of work placement there is the option to pause your studies and complete a 12 or 18 month period in the workplace. Not only could you find yourself working for prestigious companies in the UK or across the world, you will develop your confidence and gain industry contacts for when you graduate.

Course details

Modules

Indicative Modules:

  • Introduction to Business
  • Soil and Environmental Science
  • Crop Production Science
  • Livestock Science
  • Livestock Production
  • Agricultural Mechanisation and Buildings
  • Introduction to Food Production

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 34F6
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 104 points three A2 subjects
A level BCC Example of possible offer
Science subject recommended
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM
Access to HE Diploma D: 21 credits
M: 15 credits
Scottish Higher BCCCC
AS Acceptable when combined with other level 3 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 26 points
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H3, H3, H3, H4, H4
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Acceptable when combined with other level 3 qualifications
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) Acceptable when combined with other Level 3 qualifications

Additional entry requirements

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

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