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Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Agriculture
Student score
73% MED
% employed or in further study
96% MED
Average graduate salary
£20.3k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

at least two science-based subjects at A level (business studies, economics, geography, maths and psychology also accepted) and an additional A level or equivalent. A pass is required in science practicals where taken. Citizenship studies, critical thinking, general studies and leisure studies not accepted.

Scottish Highers

This qualification is only accepted in combination with two Scottish Advanced Highers at grades AB-BB in two science-based subjects (business studies, economics, geography, maths and psychology also accepted).

Scottish Advanced Highers

In two science-based subjects (business studies, economics, geography, maths and psychology also accepted). This qualification is only accepted in combination with five Scottish Highers at grades ABBBB-BBBBB.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

Science-based BTECs accepted. Please contact the School direct to check modules covered and grades required.

International Baccalaureate

Including specified grades in two science-based subjects (business studies, economics, geography, maths and psychology also accepted) at Higher Level and English language.

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 120-141 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


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


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. You’ll learn the scientific fundamentals through to the practicalities of business management in agricultural and related industries and apply what you’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. 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 – whether it’s crops, livestock or business, or even a combination.


The first year provides an essential base of knowledge in agricultural sciences and business. Applied modules covering agricultural systems, grassland management, the ecology of natural and managed ecosystems, and research skills put the science into context with the current situation on-farm. In the second year you will study core applied modules in animal production, crop production, business management and marketing and related subjects such as soil science. You can choose from a range of optional modules, for example in our Enterprise Management Challenge module you grow and manage your own crop of wheat. In year three, your research project provides an opportunity to participate in the work of one of the country’s top agricultural research centres based at Sutton Bonington.

University of Nottingham

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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

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 71%
Student score 73% MED
Able to access IT resources


Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


Staff are good at explaining things


Staff value students' opinions



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 £20.3k MED
Graduates who are managers and proprietors in agriculture related services


Graduates who are natural and social science professionals


Graduates who are elementary agricultural occupations


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 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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