Hartpury College

Agriculture (Top Up)

Hartpury College
In Gloucester

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Typology Bachelor's degree
Location Gloucester
Duration 1 Year
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Gloucester
  • Duration:
    1 Year

The one year BSc (Hons) Agriculture degree programme will enable students to top up their Foundation Degree or Higher National Diploma to a full Batchelor’s (Honours) degree. This degree programme is designed for those with qualifications in and wishing to pursue careers in the agricultural sector and allied industries.
Alongside equipping students with the necessary theoretical and academic skills to succeed, we also concentrate on developing vocational and practical skills to give students the best possible chance of securing their dream job. During the year, this top up degree programme will focus on sustainability and sustainable management of the natural resources used in agriculture to ensure that an ever increasing global population has sufficient food available whilst conserving valuable resources for future farming generations.
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Hartpury College, Hartpury House, GL19 3BE, Gloucestershire, England
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Hartpury College, Hartpury House, GL19 3BE, Gloucestershire, England
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What you'll learn on the course

Sales Training

Course programme

STRUCTURE Year 1 Applied research project Investigative skills for the successful undergraduate Undergraduate independent study Emerging issues in agriculture Sustainable crop production Advanced animal production Sustainable management of natural resources Graduate profile : Patrick Graf-Grote, Sales at Grimme, Germany About my job I work for Grimme, the largest potato, sugar beet and vegetable machinery producer in the world. I’m working on sales to new markets in China, Mongolia and North and South America. I’ve been demonstrating new products, going to customers on a daily basis, driving the machine under their conditions, getting feedback and ultimately generating sales. I started applying for jobs during my last year at Hartpury. I went to Agritechnica which is a big machinery show in Germany, and made contact with Grimme. I’ve been lucky enough to have been offered a permanent contract now. Why I chose Hartpury I started a sports degree at another university, but it wasn’t for me. I wanted to do agriculture and Hartpury has a good reputation for both rugby and agriculture. When I got to Hartpury, I loved it. One of the best things is that you work in small groups. We also did the Grassroutes Programme, where we competed against eight other university teams to pitch our business strategy to a panel of experts from the agriculture industry. That was a really good chance to get out there and challenge ourselves. We did a lot of presentations where we needed to know our subject and offer our opinion which is a massive benefit when you leave. What machinery companies often lack is that knowledge of the farmer on the ground and that’s something I got through the course at Hartpury. My Advice Work experience is very important. Networking, getting out there and showing people your face and going to places that aren’t necessarily home. I think it’s important to do a wide variety of things, taking part in extras outside the academic programme. COURSE BLOG POST ANIMAL AND LAND 11 Oct 2016 Does a harness help make a happy dog? Hartpury research team investigates What’s the best way to walk your dog? A team of Hartpury researchers have been comparing collars to harnesses to investigate the impact on canine behaviour and comfort. READ ON CAREER OPPORTUNITIES You will have the opportunity to follow careers in agriculture and farm management, business management within the agriculture, countryside and rural land industries. The college has close links with industry which enable a combination of academic and employability skills. Students who complete this course have the opportunity to work as: Land Agents Farm Managers Agronomists Natural England Advisers Dairy Unit Managers Farm Business Consultants Agricultural Lecturers Grain Traders International Machinery Dealership

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