University of Nottingham

Agriculture BSc

University of Nottingham
In Nottingham

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

The degree has a core programme of crop production, animal production and business management and marketing, but with considerable flexibility in the range of optional modules available. We take an applied approach, building up your science, business and practical knowledge over the three years of the course.
From the second year of the degree, through your research project, you have the chance to get involved in the agricultural science or business
management research work of the School of Biosciences. Your project can be undertaken on the University Farm, where we have 450
hectares of arable, dairy, sheep, woodland and environmental stewardship enterprises.
As part of our applied approach, teaching and field trips involve staff from the University Farm, as well as the wide range of research and business organisations with whom we have strong links.
The course is based at Sutton Bonington Campus, also home to the University Farm and Dairy Centre.
University Farm and Dairy Centre
See our other agricultural sciences degree options: Agricultural and Livestock Science; Agricultural and Crop Science; Integrated Agricultural Business Management (with industry placement);International Agricultural Science
Year one
The first year provides an essential base of knowledge in agricultural sciences, from the biological processes that make up plant and
animal life, through cells, whole plants and animals, to the application of agricultural science to food production and global food security.
Applied modules covering agricultural systems,grassland management, the ecology of natural and managed ecosystems, research skills and
employability put your science into context with the current situation on the University Farm. You can choose to follow the Agricultural Production pathway or the Business Management pathway.
Years two and three
In the second and third years, your study is based around a core of applied modules in animal production, crop production, business...

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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, including two science-based subjects at A level (business studies, economics, geography, maths and psychology also accepted), and an additional A level or equivalent. Citizenship studies, critical thinking, general studies and leisure studies not accepted. 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...

What you'll learn on the course

Business and Management
Agricultural Science
Crop Science
Agricultural Business

Course programme

Typical year one modules Compulsory Contemporary Agricultural Systems The Biosciences and Global Food Security Animal Biology Grassland Management The Ecology of Natural and Managed Ecosystems Biosciences Tutorials and Foundation Science Core modules Agriculture Production pathway Biochemistry -The Building Blocks of Life Plant Science Genes and Cells 1 Core modules Business pathway Agricultural Business in the Global Economy Integrated Agri-Food Markets and Marketing Optional - there are no optional modules in year one Typical year two modules Compulsory Applied Animal Science Economic Analysis for Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Soil Science Applied Plant Physiology: from Cell to Crop Professional Skills for Bioscientists Agricultural and Food Marketing Optional Enterprise Management Challenge Principles of Animal Health and Disease Computer Modelling in Science: Introduction Plant Pests and Diseases Practical Policy Making Human and Technological Resource Management Other modules by approval of the course manager. Typical year three modules Compulsory Research Project Optional Field Crops Cereals Rural Business Management Applied Bioethics 1: Animals, Biotechnology and Society Companion Animal Science Livestock Production Science Coordinated Physiological Functions Animal Nutrition Plants and the Light Environment Plant Cell Signalling Molecular Plant Pathology Current Issues in Crop Science Management Consultancy Field Crops Genetic Improvement of Crop Plants Reproduction and Fertility Systems Neurophysiology Applied Bioethics 2: Sustainable Food Production, Biotechnology and the Environment Plants and the Soil Environment Plant Disease Control Sex, Flowers and Biotechnology 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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