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University of Bedfordshire

Agricultural Science (top-up)

UCAS Code: D400

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

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About this course


Course option

1year

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Agricultural sciences

This course is for applicants with a related Foundation Degree or Higher Education qualification wishing to top up to the full BA/BSc degree. From production to consumption, food security presents the world with one of its greatest challenges, and this course focuses on providing you with a wide range of relevant skills in agricultural science. You will study international agriculture, markets and policy, the socio-economic priorities that affect food importation, exportation, safety and quality, and consumer awareness, confidence and well-being. On graduation, you will possess the knowledge and expertise to establish a career with any number of public or private organisations, or progress to further study in this important subject. This course is for students with a HND or Foundation Degree in a related subject area who wish to progress to a full bachelor’s degree. Learn the knowledge and skills essential for a fulfilling career in agriculture, the food industry and their associated public and private sector organisations. Study specialist subject areas such as global food security from production to consumption, biotechnology in crop and animal production, genetic modification and climate change. Develop and deepen your understanding of the major challenges facing international agriculture, markets, policy and the socio-economic context in which you will work. Gain from a wide-ranging and highly practical course that emphasises employability by engaging with industry and other agencies. Explore this complex and constantly evolving subject with highly skilled and experienced staff who have a wealth of knowledge and connections. Benefit from our close partnership with the Shuttleworth College Estate, and our well-established academic links with the Rothamsted Research Institute and the Cranfield Soils and Agrifood Institute. Challenge yourself with further study with a postgraduate degree within the School of Life Sciences at Bedfordshire such as Environmental Management or Biotechnology.

Assessment methods

A range of assessment types are used across this course. Practical reports are a key assessment type used throughout the course as they reinforce professional standards of presenting scientific reports, practice your ability to interpret data and to place experimental results within a broader scientific context, develop your ability to relate experimental results to theory, and teach you to apply the scientific method. You will be required to produce essays on topics such as the role of climate change in food security and professional-style consultancy reports on topics such as environmental management. You will also give oral presentations to a small audience. Case studies are used within assessments, where appropriate, to provide real-world and employment-centred context to the assignments.
End of year exams are also included in all units except the Agricultural Science Research Project. These consist of essay-based questions focussed on integration of knowledge and evaluation of understanding. Finally, you will produce a research dissertation, in which you will to develop and evaluate your own novel hypotheses in the context of existing knowledge in your chosen topic area and present and interpret independently collected data.

Tuition fees

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£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£12,350
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Luton Campus

Department:

School of Life Sciences

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