Cornwall College

Agriculture Cornwall College Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: University of Plymouth


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Course summary

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This agriculture programme widens your knowledge of the agricultural industry, with a view to managing agricultural operations after graduation. The programme provides a thorough understanding of modern farming production systems and an in-depth knowledge of the underlying scientific and technological principles. You can focus on chosen subject areas, including the science and technology underpinning livestock and crop production and management. Additionally you will gain a comprehensive understanding of modern farming systems and the wider issues facing the agricultural industry, including the key areas of sustainable food production and the impact of climate change.

The FdSc Agriculture is delivered using a combination of approaches to enable the acquisition of required academic knowledge. Practical farm management is also integral and the programme benefits from industry-wide support. The programme is assessed by a combination of coursework assignments, seminars, presentations, case studies, practicals, tests and examinations. Work-related learning is embedded throughout.

Facilities at our Duchy College Stoke Climsland campus
You will also have the opportunity for a Cornwall county farm mock viewing, with experience in preparing and submitting a business plan, receiving real industry feedback.
-240 Ha of farmable land
-260 cows
-200 ewes
-Arable crops: whole crop, wheat, maize, barley
-Selection of machinery. Including a range of new John Deere tractors
-Northwyke grass variety trials
-Niab trials

Possible careers available with this qualification
Enterprise Manager
Farm Manager
Farm Consultant
Agricultural-related Financial Manager
Machinery Sales and Contracting
Technical Advisor
Land Management
Estate Management

Guaranteed progression route on completion of the FdSc Agriculture
BSc (Hons) Agriculture (Level 6 only)
BSc (Hons) Rural Business Management (Level 6 only)

Learner and Pastoral Support
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Course details


Current Year 1 Modules - Understanding the Farm Business - Agriculture & the Food Chain - Research Skills - Crop Production & Soil Science - Livestock Production - Farm Mechanisation & Post-harvest Management - Personal & Employability Skills Development. Current Year 2 Modules - Research Project - Business Planning - Contemporary Issues - Strategic Development. Current Optional Modules (choose two) - Plant Legislation, Technology & Marketing - Analysis & Development of Livestock Enterprises - Effective Leadership - Risk Management & Innovation in Finance - Business Administration & E-commerce. Modules are subject to change and availability

Assessment method

Assignments, formal examinations, presentation/s and debate/s.

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students. For more information, please contact the course provider.

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

We can accept applications from UK/EU nationals who live outside the EU, however The Cornwall College Group is unable to accept applications from non-UK/EU nationals who require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK at this time.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 48 points From acceptable level 3 qualifications.
A level DD At least 32 points must be at A2 level when considered alongside AS levels.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) PPP In an appropriate subject.
Access to HE Diploma P: 45 credits Pass Access to HE with at least 45 credits at level 3, Merits and Distinctions may be required for particular subjects.
Scottish Higher A minimum of 48 tariff points in total from appropriate subjects.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE at grade C/grade 4 or above in English Language, Science and Mathematics: alternatives at Level 2 may be considered.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 24 points
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) 48 UCAS from appropriate subjects
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) A minimum of 48 UCAS tariff points in an appropriate subject.

Any other qualifications will be considered upon enquiry/application.
Mature applicants with relevant experience but without the stated qualifications will be considered individually and are encouraged to apply.
If you have any questions, please contact us: or call 01579 372358

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,950 Year 1
EU £8,600 Year 1
International £9,950 Year 1
England £8,600 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8,600 Year 1
Scotland £8,600 Year 1
Wales £8,600 Year 1

Additional fee information

Additional costs to include study tour/s, trips, and essential kit/uniform will be confirmed. We can accept applications from UK/EU nationals who live outside the EU, however The Cornwall College Group is unable to accept applications from non-UK/EU nationals who require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK at this time.

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Cornwall College
Tregonissey Road
St Austell
PL25 4DJ

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