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University of Greenwich

Agriculture

UCAS Code: D400

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

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,C

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

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UCAS Tariff

96

from A levels (preferably to include a science subject) or relevant vocational BTEC Level 3 qualification

100%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Agriculture

Growing food in the UK has become a key aspect of national security, with an impact on the welfare of all citizens and a higher political profile since the last War. Academically, the sciences which underpin all aspects of agriculture: food, fodder, fuel and fibre, have diversified and become more sophisticated.

This degree programme provides knowledge about the current and future science of agriculture, in the next few decades and beyond, combined with practical experience of both crop and livestock husbandry..

All students will be challenged to develop an in-depth knowledge of agriculture combined with all relevant practical skills. This will include crop and livestock science and especially the newer molecular disciplines. Expertise in modern machinery will also be developed, including precision technologies. Students will gain the confidence to work in farm situations, within a wide range of crops and livestock enterprises and make informed decisions for profitable yet sustainable outcomes.

Most importantly, graduates will learn to appreciate farms as integral systems and manage them in a regime of environmental, economic, social and political constraints. This will entail the development of keen critical skills to identify challenges and successful opportunities as the food chain becomes transformed in the next few decades.
Students will develop skills in the management of a range of farm types from arable to livestock. However skills will also be developed in networking opportunities within the industry.

Students will also develop transferable skills essential for a successful career including communication and presentation skills, research skills will be developed throughout the programme. Assessment will include coursework which will develop the students report writing skills.

Organisational skills which are essential will be developed throughout the programme as students will be required to manage their academic workload.

A typical week will be around 2 – 3 days of contact time where students are expected to be in lectures / practical sessions. In addition to this students will be expected to carry out private study / research/ back ground reading / preparation for exams and course work which occupy an additional 2 - 3 days a week.

Graduates can engage with agriculture industries in the UK and Europe and use their intellect and skills to work effectively with all stakeholders throughout the food chain. These industries are currently in need of graduates and the current shortages mean that students with the critical skills gained from this degree are able to develop successful management careers across production, advisory, post-harvest, processing and retail sectors.

Modules

Year 1
• Introduction to crop science and production (30 credits)
• Introduction to livestock science and production (30 credits)
• Agricultural soil science (15 credits)
• Principles of management (Land-Based) (15 credits)
• Principles of Machinery (15 credits)
• Practical agricultural skills (15 credits)

Year 2
• Integrated crop production (30 credits)
• Livestock production (30 credits)
• Agricultural mechanisation and technology (15 credits)
• Applied enterprise management (15 credits)
• Agricultural industrial experience (15 credits)
• Research skills (15 credits)

Year 3
• Advanced livestock and forage systems (15 credits)
• Agronomy and cropping systems (15 credits)
• Operational management (15 credits)
• Sustainable and regenerative agriculture (15 credits)
• Field studies (15 credits)
• Agricultural business planning (15 credits)
• Agriculture Honours Project (30 credits)

Assessment methods

A range of teaching methods will be used to deliver this programme. Sessions will be made up of traditional lectures, seminars, tutorials, practicals, visits and research on live trials and desk top research.

A range of assessment methods will be employed as students will complete coursework, research projects, practical assessments, presentations and examinations.

Tuition fees

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England
£8,630
per year
Northern Ireland
£8,630
per year
Scotland
£8,630
per year
Wales
£8,630
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Hadlow College

Department:

Hadlow College

TEF rating:

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

83%
UK students
17%
International students
44%
Male students
56%
Female students
60%
2:1 or above
14%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
A
E

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.

£18,000
med
Average annual salary
93%
low
Employed or in further education
79%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

13%
Teaching and educational professionals
9%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
9%
Animal care and control 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

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

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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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