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Harper Adams University

Countryside Management

UCAS Code: D4N9

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


Access to HE Diploma

D:15,M:30

When considering the entry qualifications of applicants, we will primarily look to their main level 3 qualifications, such as A Levels, when making an offer. The Welsh Baccalaureate, will be considered to enhance an application over the tariff point threshold, rather than contribute towards it. We do not consider it as the equivalent to an A level. Only a proportion of the points (typically 16-24) from it will be accepted for that reason. We encourage applicants to work to their full potential and acknowledge the workload requirement to study other qualifications alongside their main level 3 study, however, we feel that the main focus of any academic study should be the A level subjects

GCSE/National 4/National 5

All applicants must have a minimum of at least 5 GCSEs at grade C/4 or above including English Language, Maths and a Science.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

28

pass with 28 overall with a relevant subject passed with 5 at higher level

Irish Leaving Certificate - Higher Level

H3,H3,H3,H4

BBBC under previous system

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

DMM

Scottish Higher

B,B,B,C

UCAS Tariff

88-104
100%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4years

Sandwich | 2018

Subjects

Rural estate management

Others in business and management

Agriculture

Learn about the countryside... in the countryside: It makes sense, really – if you are passionate about learning to manage and help shape the future of the countryside and the wider environment, you want to be right in the middle of it. Based in rural Shropshire, we are fortunate to be surrounded by countryside and environmental resources, ideal both for your studies and leisure time. There are the North Shropshire meres and bogs, the Long Mynd, Aqualate Mere, Offa’s Dyke National Trail and the world famous geological site of Wenlock Edge. Not to mention the Stiperstones, Shropshire Hills, local nature reserves, the Wrekin, Wildlife Trust sites and a host of National Trust and English Heritage properties and parks. We are within easy reach of the Welsh Mountains, Cannock Chase, Staffordshire Moorlands and the Peak District.

Modules

For up to date module information please visit the university website at: http://www.harper-adams.ac.uk/undergraduate/course/UDRCNTMN

Assessment methods

Assessment of student learning is conducted using a variety of methods. Each course module is assessed by a combination of coursework and an end of year exam. A part of the assessment process, student feedback forms an important element in the learning process. All students receive verbal and written feedback on their coursework and exam scripts.

Example of assessment methods include:
◾Time constrained exams
◾Flora and fauna Identification test
◾Management plans
◾Essays / case studies
◾Field reports
◾Practical examinations
◾Poster presentations

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£10,200
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Harper Adams University

Department:

Crop and Environmental Sciences

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

88%
high
Rural estate management
88%
high
Agriculture

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Agriculture, food and related studies

Teaching and learning

90%
Staff make the subject interesting
97%
Staff are good at explaining things
91%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
91%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

88%
Library resources
92%
IT resources
92%
Course specific equipment and facilities
88%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

97%
UK students
3%
International students
49%
Male students
51%
Female students
54%
2:1 or above
9%
Drop out rate
341

Business and management

Sorry, no information to show

This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

71%
UK students
29%
International students
37%
Male students
63%
Female students
49%
2:1 or above
3%
Drop out rate
309

Agriculture

Teaching and learning

90%
Staff make the subject interesting
97%
Staff are good at explaining things
91%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
91%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

88%
Library resources
92%
IT resources
92%
Course specific equipment and facilities
88%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

97%
UK students
3%
International students
67%
Male students
33%
Female students
53%
2:1 or above
9%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
B
340

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Agriculture, food and related studies

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£20,000
med
Average annual salary
99%
med
Employed or in further education
92%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

22%
Architects, town planners and surveyors
13%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
7%
Managers and proprietors in agriculture related services
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Business and management

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£20,000
med
Average annual salary
98%
high
Employed or in further education
95%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

29%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
13%
Sports and fitness occupations
10%
Public services and other associate professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Agriculture

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£20,000
med
Average annual salary
99%
med
Employed or in further education
92%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

30%
Architects, town planners and surveyors
14%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
9%
Managers and proprietors in agriculture related services
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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 graduates also go into other areas, such as the horticulture trade, auctioneering and conservation. Agriculture graduates are also in increasing demand for one of the hardest-to-fill jobs in the country - surveying. Jobs for agriculture graduates are often in rural areas - in 2016, areas like Essex, Lincolnshire, Staffordshire, Suffolk, Yorkshire and Kent were all important for agriculture graduates.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Agriculture, food and related studies

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£20k

£20k

£22k

£22k

£26k

£26k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

Business and management

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£18k

£18k

£27k

£27k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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This information comes from the National Student Survey, an annual student survey of final-year students. You can use this to see how satisfied students studying this subject area at this university, are (not the individual course).

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Post-six month graduation stats:

This is from the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, based on responses from graduates who studied the same subject area here.

It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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Graduate field commentary:

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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