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University of Nottingham

Agriculture

UCAS Code: D400

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B-B,B,B

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.

Pass Access with 60 credits overall with 45 credits at level 3, of which 30 level 3 credits must be achieved from relevant core sciences at Merit grade.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,M2,M3-M2,M2,M2

Including two science-based subjects (business studies, economics, geography, maths and psychology also accepted).

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

32-30

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

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

DDD-DDM

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

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,B-B,B

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.

Scottish Higher

A,B,B,B,B-B,B,B,B,B


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).

Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)

A-B

Accepted alongside two science-based subjects at A level (business studies, economics, geography, maths and psychology also accepted).

UCAS Tariff

96-141

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

80%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Agriculture

Combining a core programme of crop and animal production with business management and marketing, our course offers considerable flexibility to enable you to focus on your area of interest. Ranked 1st for our agriculture courses in The Complete University Guide 2019, Agriculture and Forestry, at Nottingham we take an applied approach, building up your science, business and practical knowledge over the three years of the course. Based at Sutton Bonington Campus you’ll engage in practical studies at the University Farm and Dairy Centre, a 450 hectare mixed farm, with arable crops, 200 robotically milked dairy cows, a sheep flock and woodland and environmental stewardship land. You will be taught by subject specialists who advise government bodies and institutions including DEFRA, and are active researchers in the most rapidly developing areas of agriculture and agricultural business management.

Modules

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.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£10,750
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£22,620
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Nottingham

Department:

School of Biosciences

TEF rating:

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Agriculture

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

66%
UK students
34%
International students
53%
Male students
47%
Female students
90%
2:1 or above
0%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
B
A

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

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.

£23,000
med
Average annual salary
95%
low
Employed or in further education
52%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

19%
Managers and proprietors in agriculture related services
15%
Natural and social science professionals
12%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
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.

£19k

£19k

£23k

£23k

£28k

£28k

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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Post-six month graduation stats:

This is from the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, based on responses from graduates who studied the same subject area here.

It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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Graduate field commentary:

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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