Agricultural and Crop Science BSc

University of Nottingham
In Nottingham

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Important information

Typology Bachelor's degree
Location Nottingham
Duration 3 Years
Start Different dates available
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Nottingham
  • Duration:
    3 Years
  • Start:
    Different dates available

Environmental challenges, production of biofuels, and the growing demand for major food crops like wheat and rice, make crop science a vital subject for our future well-being.
You will learn about the science, production and management of crops, from genes and cells through to fields, farms and the development of new crops for the future.
The course takes an applied approach, emphasising how scientific principles can be applied in practice in the field. Some modules are based at the University Farm, including the Enterprise Management Challenge, where you can grow, manage and market your own crop of
wheat. The course includes visits to commercial and research organisations as well as regularly drawing upon the expertise and experience of speakers from industry. Your final-year research
project offers the opportunity to become involved in the research activities of one the country’s top agricultural research centres.
The course is based at Sutton Bonington Campus, also home to the University's 450-hectare commercial Farm and Dairy Centre.
University Farm and Dairy Centre
See our other agricultural sciences degree options: Agriculture; Agricultural and Livestock Science; Integrated Agricultural Business Management (with industry placement); International Agricultural Science
Year one
You will develop your knowledge of the biological sciences that underpin crop production and set this knowledge within the wider agricultural environment, inlcuding modules in ecology and contemporary agricultural systems.
Year two
You will focus on more practical aspects with modules such as Applied Plant Physiology and Soil Science, Economic Analysis for Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, and the Enterprise Management Challenge. You can also start your research project in year two. This allows students who wish to study a field crop, such as wheat or oilseed rape, a full growing season for their research, which will continue into year three.
Year three


Where and when

Starts Location
Different dates available
University Of Nottingham, NG7 2RD, Nottinghamshire, England
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Starts Different dates available
University Of Nottingham, NG7 2RD, Nottinghamshire, England
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Frequent Asked Questions

· Requirements

A levels: ABB-BBB, at least two science-based subjects at A level (geography, maths and psychology also accepted), and an additional A level or equivalent. Citizenship studies, critical thinking, general studies and leisure studies not accepted for these courses. We may also consider ABC depending on predicted grades in specific subjects. English language requirements IELTS 6.0 (no less than 5.5 in any element) Students who require extra support to meet the English language requirements for their academic course can attend a presessional course at the Centre for English Language...

What you'll learn on the course

Crop Science
Business and Management

Course programme

Typical year one modules Compulsory The Biosciences and Global Food Security Biochemistry - The Building Blocks of Life Genes and Cells 1 The Ecology of Natural and Managed Ecosystems Grassland Management Contemporary Agricultural Systems Plant Science Plant Science Research Tutorials Biosciences Tutorials and Foundation Science Optional - there are no optional modules in year one Typical year two modules Compulsory Agricultural and Food Marketing Economic Analysis for Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Soil Science Applied Plant Physiology: from Cell to Crop Enterprise Management Challenge Professional Skills for Bioscientists Plant Pests and Diseases Optional Climate Change Science Ecosystem Processes Practical Policy Making Other modules by approval of the course manager. Typical year three modules Compulsory Research Project Field Crops Cereals Field Crops Optional Rural Business Management Current Issues in Crop Science Plants and the Light Environment Management Consultancy Genetic Improvement of Crop Plants Plants and the Soil Environment Plant Disease Control The modules we offer are inspired by the research interests of our staff and as a result may change for reasons of, for example, research developments or legislation changes. The above list is a sample of typical modules we offer, not a definitive list.

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