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BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
BSc (Hons) 5 years part-time 2017
Ucas points guide

128

% applicants receiving offers

80%

Subjects
  • Agriculture
Student score
80% MED
% employed or in further study
96% MED
Average graduate salary
£19k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
BBB*-ABB

At least two science-based subjects at A level (business studies, economics, geography, maths and psychology also accepted) plus a pass in the practical element (where this is assessed separately), and an additional A level or equivalent. Citizenship studies, critical thinking, general studies and leisure studies not accepted. We may also consider ABC depending on predicted grades in specific subjects.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Scottish Advanced Highers
AB+ABB-BB+BBB

AB Advanced Higher + ABBBB Higher - BB Advanced Higher + BBBBB Higher. Two science-based subjects; these can include Economics, Business Studies, Geography and Mathematics.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 128 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

80%

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

By studying Agriculture at The University of Nottingham, you can specialise in agriculture-specific modules from day one. Based on our Sutton Bonington Campus, we take an applied approach to agriculture. Youâ??ll learn the scientific fundamentals through to the practicalities of business management in agricultural and related industries and apply what youâ??ve learnt to real-life case studies and farms. Some of your time will be spent engaging in practical activities at the University Farm where we have extensive arable, dairy, sheep, woodland and environmental stewardship enterprises. We continue this hands-on approach by organising field trips and visits to commercial farms and businesses and research organisations with which our School of Biosciences have strong links. You can also take advantage of an optional paid industry placement between years two and three, taking a year to enhance your skills in a working environment. You can also choose to add an extra year studying Computer Science at Nottingham, taken after year two. Our degrees are flexible and you can focus on what interests you â?? whether itâ??s crops, livestock or business, or even a combination.

Modules

Year 1: Introductory biochemistry; applications of biology; introduction to animal physiology; genetics and cell biology; whole organism biology; contemporary agricultural systems. Year 2 and 3: Animal production specialisation; research project; applied animal science; livestock production science; animal nutrition; companion animal science; other management or crop modules; business management specialisation; research project; rural business management; agricultural and food marketing; management consultancy; computer modelling in science; other animal or crop modules; crop science specialisation; research project; crop management challenge; field crops (cereals); field crops; current issues in crop science; genetic improvement of crop plants; plant disease control; world agroecosystems; soil and water science; other management or animal modules; teaching and field trips.

University of Nottingham

BioEnergy and Brewing Science Building

A world-leading University attracting some of the brightest minds from the UK and abroad to study on vibrant campuses here, and internationally. Surrounded by an amazing city, University of Nottingham students have an incredible time making friends and getting the best education. The University is ranked in the top 1% of all universities worldwide.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
31%
69%

Year 1

36%
64%

Year 2

41%
59%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
62%
36%
2%

Year 1

48%
52%

Year 2

31%
69%

Year 3

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 85%
Student score 80% MED
Able to access IT resources

85%

Staff made the subject interesting

77%

Library resources are satisfactory

92%

Feedback on work has been helpful

77%

Feedback on work has been prompt

85%

Staff are good at explaining things

100%

Received sufficient advice and support

92%

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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
31% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
45% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
25% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
413 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
67% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
7% 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 96% MED
Average graduate salary £19k MED
Graduates who are managers and proprietors in other services

7%

Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals

18%

Graduates who are natural and social science professionals

14%

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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