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Harper Adams University

Agriculture with Animal Science

UCAS Code: D4D3
BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
BSc (Hons) 4 years full-time, sandwich 2017
Ucas points guide

104-120

% applicants receiving offers

59%

Subjects
  • Agriculture
  • Animal science
Student score
84% HIGH
89% MED
% employed or in further study
100% HIGH
100% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£20.5k HIGH
£18k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

Applicants can expect to receive offers including specific grades (often a B or C at A-level) in specific subjects. A level Biology is preferred but is not mandatory.

Scottish Highers
ABBB

BTEC Diploma
DDD

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
DDD*

Applicants can expect to receive offers including specific module grades of a Merit or Distinction in BTEC qualifications.

International Baccalaureate
26

UCAS tariff points
104-120

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 104-120 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

59%

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

£9,250

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

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.

Modules

All years: Animal production; crop production; global food production; mechanisation systems; agricultural economics; agricultural marketing; data handling; communications and information technology; physiology and nutritional biochemistry; microbiology; farm business management; experimental design and data analysis; farm business management; animal nutrition; animal environment; animal reproduction; animal growth; industrial training; animal health; lactation; animal nutrition; grassland production and utilisation; investigational project; animal production systems; animal breeding; animal health; agricultural products and food quality; animal behaviour and welfare; human nutrition.

Harper Adams University

A class in a field

Harper Adams' attractive rural location in the heart of England provides the best of town and country. With a reputation for excellence and innovation, the Shropshire campus offers state-of-the-art facilities and rewarding courses for undergraduate, postgraduate and lifelong learners in agriculture, agribusiness, animal, engineering, food, rural and land-based studies.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
36%
64%

Year 1

35%
65%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

23%
77%

Year 4

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
41%
55%
4%

Year 1

37%
63%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

37%
63%

Year 4

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 90%
Student score 84% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

91%

Staff made the subject interesting

86%

Library resources are satisfactory

87%

Feedback on work has been helpful

69%

Feedback on work has been prompt

62%

Staff are good at explaining things

93%

Received sufficient advice and support

85%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
3% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
33% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
53% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
340 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
53% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
8% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 100% HIGH
Average graduate salary £20.5k HIGH
Graduates who are architects, town planners and surveyors

17%

Graduates who are managers and proprietors in agriculture related services

14%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

10%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
About 70% of the UK's land area is given over to agriculture, so this is a subject representing an important part of the country's economy. Typical starting jobs for graduates in agriculture include agricultural science, farming and farm management, but also, less obviously, surveying, estates and auction work, heritage and conservation. Jobs in sport are also popular with this group. Jobs for agriculture graduates are often in rural areas. In 2012, the south of England, particularly Essex, Kent, Gloucestershire and Devon, were the most common regions in which graduates of the subject started their careers.
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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 94%
Student score 89% MED
Able to access IT resources

94%

Staff made the subject interesting

92%

Library resources are satisfactory

86%

Feedback on work has been helpful

78%

Feedback on work has been prompt

54%

Staff are good at explaining things

98%

Received sufficient advice and support

88%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
1% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
76% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
73% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
355 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
61% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
10% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 100% HIGH
Average graduate salary £18k MED
Graduates who are animal care and control services

55%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

5%

Graduates who are managers and proprietors in agriculture related services

5%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
These stats refer to the prospects for graduates from both general animal studies courses and those for particular animals (such as equine science). Graduates don't generally get jobs as vets when they graduate; the most common jobs tend to be roles caring for animals, such as veterinary nurses. Some of these jobs are not currently classified as professional level occupations, but in reality, graduates report that their degree was necessary in getting the job, and that they got the jobs that they wanted, meaning the stats you see might not completely represent just how useful these degrees are for getting into animal care careers.
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