Harper Adams University has opted into the TEF and received a Gold award.
Modern agriculture: In the UK 75 per cent of our land area is used for agriculture and 12.5 per cent of the population is actively involved in food production from farm to fork. Agriculture can be defined as the principle and practice of primary food production and alternative crops in a sustainable manner. Modern agriculture is a diverse and highly advanced technological industry. With the changing emphasis on land use and issues such as security of food supply, reconnecting the food chain, protecting the environment, sustainability and biofuels, agriculture is once again at the forefront of the political agenda, and the outlook for the industry is now very buoyant.
•Degree Review Project
•Sustainable Animal Production Systems
•Farm Animal Health
•Applied Crop Protection
•Agricultural Business Development
Assessment is via a balance of course work and examination. Weighting varies depending on course and year of study, but weighting is typically around 65 per cent on course work and 35 per cent on examination; this allows individuals to play to their strengths if they are better at course work than examinations or vice versa. Types of assignment include appraising production systems on the University farm, whole farm case studies, laboratory based analyses and literature based reviews. Format of assignments varies and includes written reports, essays, technical notes, presentations and oral examinations. Students receive written feedback on all course work to help them improve. In addition, first year students undertake examinations in two subjects at the end of the first term to enable them to gauge how they are progressing and feedback is provided on these exams. Staff are able to provide advice and guidance on revision, and many modules include revision sessions.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Top-Up applications can only be considered if your Foundation degree was taken in the UK and meets our placement requirements. Please contact the Admissions Office for further information.
There are no qualification requirements for this course.
Top-up applicants must have achieved an average of 55% in their Foundation degree to apply for BSc non-honours and 60% to apply for BSc Honours.
Applicants must have completed a full year’s placement as part of their course of study or two years of full-time relevant employment after their course.
Additional entry requirements
Fees and funding
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|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|
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01952 81 5000
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