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Queen's University Belfast

Agricultural Technology with Professional Studies

UCAS Code: D470

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B-B,B,B

ABB including a relevant subject OR BBB including two relevant subjects NB: If Biology or Chemistry is not offered at A-level then GCSE Chemistry grade C or Double Award Science at grades CC. GCSE Mathematics grade C. Relevant subjects:Agricultural Science, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Environmental Science, Geography, Geology, Home Economics, ICT, Mathematics, Physics, Physical Education, Psychology, Technology & Design. Other subjects considered on an individual basis. A-level General Studies and Critical Thinking are normally excluded from offers. However, the grade achieved may be taken into account when results are published in August and may be used in a tie-break situation.

Considered on an individual basis. Contact the Admissions and Access Service for further advice at: admissions@qub.ac.uk Access Course should have Science content (normally Biology and Chemistry).

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

33-32

Successful completion of IB Diploma with 33 points overall with 6,5,5 at Higher Level including one relevant subject. OR Successful completion of IB Diploma with 32 points overall including 6,5,5 at Higher Level to include two relevant subjects. NB: If Biology or Chemistry is not offered at Higher Level then GCSE Chemistry grade C or Double Award Science at grades CC. Relevant subjects:Agricultural Science, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Environmental Science, Geography, Geology, Home Economics, ICT, Mathematics, Physics, Physical Education, Psychology, Technology & Design.

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H3,H3,H3,H3,H3,H3-H3,H3,H3,H3,H4,H4


H3H3H3H3H3H3/H2H3H3H3H3 (5 Highers) including a relevant subject at H3 + If not offered at Higher Level - Ordinary Level Mathematics grade O4. OR H3H3H3H3H4H4/H3H3H3H3H3 including two relevant subjects at H3 + If not offered at Higher Level - Ordinary Level Mathematics grade 04. NB: If Agricultural Science, Biology or Chemistry is not offered at Higher Level then Ordinary Level grade O4 Chemistry is required.

Successful completion of BTEC National Extended Diploma (180 credits at Level 3) with 100 Credits at Distinction and 80 Credits at Merit. GCSE Mathematics grade C. NB: National Extended Diploma should have appropriate Agriculture/Science content.

Offers are set on an individual basis taking into account performance at Scottish Highers and are normally based on a combination of Scottish Highers and Advanced Highers.

ABBBB including a relevant subject OR BBBBB including two relevant subjects NB: If Biology or Chemistry is not offered at Higher Level then GCSE/National 5 Chemistry grade C or Double Award Science at grade CC or equivalent. GCSE/National 5 Mathematics grade C. Relevant subjects:Agricultural Science, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Environmental Science, Geography, Geology, Home Economics, ICT, Mathematics, Physics, Physical Education, Psychology, Technology & Design.

UCAS Tariff

120-128

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85%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4years

Sandwich | 2019

Subject

Agricultural technology

The agricultural industry is undergoing an unprecedented period of change. Traditional reliance on production is being challenged through changes in government policy at local, national, European and global levels, as well as changes in consumer demand. Agricultural production now requires an understanding of these demands and other concerns regarding food quality and safety and the environmental impact of production methods in the short, medium and long term.

Tuition fees

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England
£9,250
per year
EU
£4,275
per year
International
£20,100
per year
Northern Ireland
£4,275
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Queen's University Belfast

Department:

School of Biological Sciences

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Agriculture

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

90%
UK students
10%
International students
53%
Male students
47%
Female students
82%
2:1 or above
4%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
A
A

After graduation


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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.

£20,452
med
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
56%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

23%
Natural and social science professionals
14%
Managers and proprietors in agriculture related services
14%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
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.

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