University Centre Sparsholt

Agriculture University Centre Sparsholt Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: University of Portsmouth


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Course summary

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  • 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.

Course details


• 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)

Assessment method

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

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 D401
Institution code S34
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

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
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

Tuition fees

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.

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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University Centre Sparsholt
SO21 2NF

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