Agriculture with Land Management

Dept. of Agriculture - Askham Bryan College
In York

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Important information

Typology Bachelor's degree
Location York
Duration 2 Years
  • Bachelor's degree
  • York
  • Duration:
    2 Years
Description

This course is designed to give you the skills and knowledge needed to gain employment within the land based sector and appreciate the issues that now exist in rural areas. This includes both theory and academic study skills taught at college and practice developed through your chosen vocational placement.

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Where and when

Starts Location
On request
York
Askham Bryan, YO23 3FR, North Yorkshire, England
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Starts On request
Location
York
Askham Bryan, YO23 3FR, North Yorkshire, England
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Frequent Asked Questions

· Requirements

Entry requirements A minimum of 4 GCSEs at Grace C or above, or a BTEC First Diploma with a minimum of 20 points; plus a minimum of 80 UCAS points (which may include Key Skills at level 2 or above) including study of 2 A levels to A2 level, or a BTEC National Diploma; plus a satisfactory reference. Equivalent qualifications may be considered.

Course programme

The course provides a practical approach to the management of land through the study of agriculture and related environmental issues. The course is supported by a wide range of physical resources in the college estate, commercial farm and teaching environments and has well established links within the land based sector.

Students then choose specialist modules in agriculture to tailor their course to their own interests. The agriculture modules investigate important issues relating to the future of the UK farming industry and its major sectors.

If you are successful on this course you could progress to the BSc (Hons) in Sustainable Land Management and complete your honours degree with only one additional year of study.

Career opportunities include managerial careers in the agricultural industry, estate management, food manufacture or primary food production sectors.

What you will study

Your will study core modules relating to agriculture, the environment and land management in the first year of study. Modules range from Livestock and Crop Production, Plant, Soil and Environmental Science, Managing Farm Finances, Application and Management of Mechanisation and Land Use, Issue and Policies. Skills that are needed for academic study are vocational placements also developed through the Personal Effectiveness and ICT modules.

The second year of the course builds on the first year and gives students the opportunity to specialise and study topics in more depth. The Personal Research Project is an extended investigation designed by the student to research an area of interest. The modules which can be studied include Crop Management, Environmental Management, Biofuel Production and Processing, Livestock Technology, Agricultural Diversification, Principles of Marketing and Planning Farm Finances.

You will also need to complete some hours of work experience in the form of vocational placements.

Placements vary from student to student and some examples of businesses where students have been employed are feed companies, agronomy companies, environmental consultants, land agents and large arable, dairy and livestock enterprises.

You will need to find your own placement but the college can support you in this process and also through visiting before and during your placement.

Assesment

Assessments are generally split into two types; 50% course work and 50% exams. All module assessments are put in the context of the current features of the land based sector. Other assessment methods such as presentations, case studies and practical tasks are also used.


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