BSc (Hons) Agriculture

Writtle College
In Chelmsford

£10,700
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Important information

Typology Bachelor's degree
Location Chelmsford
Duration 4 Years
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Chelmsford
  • Duration:
    4 Years
Description

This degree prepares students for a wide range of careers in the agriculture industry. The course is designed to give students an opportunity to undertake a range of modules that will result in knowledge of farm business management, livestock and crop production. On successful completion of the course, students will have an understanding of the broad principles underpinning general farm production whilst monitoring environmental and commercial viability.

Venues

Where and when

Starts Location
On request
Chelmsford
Lordships Road, CM1 3RR, Essex, England
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Starts On request
Location
Chelmsford
Lordships Road, CM1 3RR, Essex, England
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What you'll learn on the course

Business
Environmental Impact

Teachers and trainers (1)

Nicola Blackie
Nicola Blackie
Course Leader

Course programme

BSc (Hons) Agriculture

UCAS Code
Honours: D401

Duration&Mode
3 years FT

Typical Offer:
UCAS Tariff Points

140 tariff points to include at least 80 tariff points from 6-unit (GCE A-Level/VCE A-Level) and/or 12-unit awards (VCE A-Level). A maximum of 20 tariff points will be counted from Key Skills

BTEC National Diploma
MPP

OCR National Extended Diploma (18 Units)
P2

Irish Leaving Certificate
CCCC

Scottish Highers
190 - 240 points

International Baccalaureate
24 points

Postgraduate Qualifications
Students on this course will be given the opportunity to progress to a relevant Masters programme in the Postgraduate School.

Course Aims This award prepares students for a wide range of careers in the agriculture industry and ancillary organisations. The course is designed to give students an opportunity to undertake a range of modules that will result in knowledge of farm business management, livestock and crop production. On successful completion of the course, students will have an understanding of the broad principles underpinning general farm production whilst monitoring environmental and commercial viability.

Course Content Students will gain the fundamental knowledge required to run a successful business. Issues such as personnel, economics, business planning and development, finance and marketing will be examined. Additional modules will cover the production of combinable and root crops; alternative cropping, farm livestock production (including dairy, beef, sheep, pigs and alternative animals), food chain supply, land and resource management, sustainability and conservation issues. The graduate will be an educated agricultural practitioner who will be flexible, innovative and creative in the commercial management of business, land, environmental and related resources.

Special Features This programme will instil considerations of business principles, environmental impact and sustainability into all facets of agricultural practice. It aims to produce graduates capable of critical thinking and who can analyse complex agricultural operations and suggest improvements and changes leading to commercial success. The course will also provide an awareness of research methodologies and a capacity to design and complete an individual investigative project.

Industrial Placements Although placements are not compulsory, an industrial placement year is strongly recommended and provides students with invaluable experience, enhancing their future job prospects. Placements may be in an agricultural enterprise or with an allied industry, such as an agro-chemical company, co-operative or merchant. Overseas placements are possible, although a second language is often required.

Career Prospects There is a high demand for well-qualified Agriculture graduates and this provision will support a varied industry; grain & seed merchants, agronomists, nutrition & breeding companies, commodity traders; sales companies, food, fertiliser & chemical companies, food chain suppliers, machinery dealers, plant breeders and commercial farming production companies all seek graduates from Writtle College every year.


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