University Centre Sparsholt has opted into the TEF and received a Gold award.
WHY CHOOSE THIS DEGREE?
Apply essential science, industry and academic skills to the agricultural industry
Designed to meet industry needs for strong agri-tech skills
Benefit from work placements in both years
- Gain a strong grounding in year one and specialise in year 2 with optional modules
What will I learn?
Developed with industry leaders, this new programme will ensure you have a strong foundation in Agriculture, as well as specialist knowledge in your chosen pathway - crops, livestock or general agriculture. The specialist course content is outward looking to investigate the opportunities, constraints and influences on the agricultural industry more globally, as well as giving an understanding of marketing methods and diversification opportunities to create a robust business. Essential science, industry experience and academic skills will also boost your employability.
Each year will include an assessed three-week work placement as well as a residential field trip to gain even more industry insight.
How will I be assessed?
Final and in-session assessments feature in this programme, allowing you to develop research and study skills as well as technical and expert knowledge. Assessments include completion of a research dissertation, written assignments, presentations, project reports, practical based and online portfolios and examinations.
Where can I go from here?
You can continue your studies with our BSc (Hons) Top-up programme, or enter industry. Graduates could use their skills to start a business or to work in agriculture.
• Academic Skills
• Industrial Experience
• Plant and Soil Science
• Agricultural Mechanisation
• Livestock Production
• Crop Production
• Industrial Development
• Statistics and Research Methods
• Agricultural Policies and Legislation
• Farm Business Management
• Farm Environment & Wildlife
• Agronomy (optional)
• Livestock Breeding Welfare & Nutrition (optional)
• Field Scale Vegetable & Salad Production (optional)
• Dairy Production Systems (optional)
Final and in-session assessment will allow you to develop research and study skills as well as technical and expert knowledge. Assessments include written assignments, presentations, project and lab reports, practical based and online portfolios and examinations.
Qualified teacher status (QTS)
To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:
- Course does not award QTS
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||Main Site|
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
|A level||CE||Two A Level passes, including one at grade C or above one of which should be in a science|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||MMP|
|Access to HE Diploma||P: 45 credits||A satisfactory pass in a relevant Access course with 45 credits at Level 3 with Science units at Merit|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||Appropriate IB Certificates considered|
City & Guilds Advanced Technical Ext. Diploma (2080) MMP
BTEC Diploma MM
City & Guilds Advanced Technical Extended Diploma (720) MM
Additional entry requirements
GCSEs in Maths and English at grade C/4 or above or Level 2 Functional Skills in Maths and English.
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,800 *||Year 1|
|EU||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|International||£9,800 *||Year 1|
|England||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|Scotland||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|Wales||£9,250 *||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.