Agri-business

Harper Adams University College
In Newport

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Important information

Typology Bachelor's degree
Location Newport
Start Different dates available
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Newport
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    Different dates available
Description

The course The agricultural sector faces a number of significant challenges in the future from climate change to floods and droughts, an ever-increasing world population and changes in European policies. All of these factors contribute to a sector that needs graduates who possess well developed business skills combined with a thorough understanding of the agricultural business sector to respond to these constraints. These courses cover a range of both agricultural and business subjects that will enable students to understand the agri-business sector.  Work placement We have an established relationship with many companies which deal with the farm inputs and outputs sector, such as Syngenta, NWF, Gleadells and Frontier Agriculture Ltd. You will spend one year on a work placement, which will enable you to put theory into practice.

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Starts Location
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Newport
Harper Adams University College, TF10 8NB, Shropshire, England
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Starts Different dates available
Location
Newport
Harper Adams University College, TF10 8NB, Shropshire, England
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What you'll learn on the course

IT
IT Management
systems
Project
Management
Agricultural Business
Production
Skills and Training

Course programme

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Course structure Year 1 6Academic Development 3Personal Development 6Introduction to Research Methods 15Livestock Production Systems 15Crop Production Systems 15Agricultural Marketing 15Farm Financial Management and Economics 15Enterprise and Business Skills 15Principles of Marketing Additional options available 15Logistics and Distribution 15Issues in Global Food Production 15Language I (French or Spanish) Year 2 Placement year Year 3 15Professional Project 15Managing Business Resources 15Integrated Crop Management Systems 15Market Research 15Farm Business Management and Policy 15Business Strategy 15Farm Business Law Additional options available 15Farm Assurance and Quality 15Language II (French or Spanish)

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Teaching and learning

Learning at Higher Education level is a big step up from further education so we make sure you get lots of advice and support. Everyone learns differently and in the workplace you’ll need to work in different ways, so we make sure our courses test you in every way possible. Therefore, you will attend lectures and tutorials, undertake regular hands-on practical work for example, reviewing crop growth in the fields or handling sheep, sit exams, and complete coursework assignments. Topics are designed carefully based on real world situations, such as choosing a commodity of your choice e.g. beef, lamb, poultry and preparing a talk to overseas visitors on methods used in the UK. All students undertaken a major project in their final year concentrating on a topic that is of particular interest to them.

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Assessment methods

Assessment is via a balance of course work and examination. Students receive written feedback on all course work to help them improve. In addition, first year students undertake an examination in one subject at the end of the first term to enable them to gauge how they are progressing and feedback is provided on this exam. Course work may be reports, presentations or portfolios and may be produced individually or in a team. All students will complete an individual project in their final year.

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