Biological, Environmental and Rural Scs. - Aberystwyth Univ.

BSc Honours Agriculture with Business Studies

Biological, Environmental and Rural Scs. - Aberystwyth Univ.
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Typology Bachelor's degree
Location Aberystwyth (Wales)
Duration 3 Years
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Aberystwyth (Wales)
  • Duration:
    3 Years
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Aberystwyth
Aberystwyth University, Penglais, SY23 3DA, Cardiganshire/Ceredigion, Wales
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Aberystwyth
Aberystwyth University, Penglais, SY23 3DA, Cardiganshire/Ceredigion, Wales
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· Requirements

GCSE * (min grade C) Mathematics and a Science subject *** UCAS Tariff 210 points International Baccalaureate 28 European Baccalaureate 70% overall * All schemes require grade C in GCSE English or Welsh or an acceptable equivalent. *** Key Skills level 3 Application of Number acceptable in lieu of GCSE Maths.

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Course programme

The Agriculture with Business Studies scheme meets the strong demand for graduates with an understanding of both agriculture and business. It is appropriate for applicants with no farming background in addition to those who have some knowledge of agriculture, since it provides a firm grasp of agricultural systems and science alongside the principles and practice of business.

Though work experience is an optional part of the scheme, you are encouraged to take a work placement because the experience contributes both to your final-year studies and to your employment opportunities on graduation.

Key features

  • 3 year full-time course
  • Combination of agriculture and business subjects
  • Wide choice of options
  • Wide range of staff expertise
  • Strong employment record for graduates.

Content and Structure

Year 1
Your first year covers both agriculture and business, introducing basic farming systems and principles together with core business modules in marketing, the rural economy, economic principles and management accounting. Optional modules allow you to specialize further in agricultural or business subjects, to suit your interests and career intentions.

Year 2
In the second year you apply the theory learned in your first year to the individual farm business, and to the agribusiness sector as a whole. Crop and animal production are considered in greater depth and business law is introduced. Optional modules are available in small business management, marketing and several agricultural topics.

Year 3
In the final year you concentrate on integrated technical and management planning at the whole farm level, and you undertake research in topics of your choice. There is also a field course module, a seminar module, an agricultural policy module and an opportunity to study crop and animal production or management accounting at an advanced level.

Teaching and Learning

Teaching is through a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, projects, case studies and visits to farms, research stations and agribusinesses in the local area and other parts of the UK. Assessment is continuous, based on projects, essay and seminar work in addition to written examinations.

Additional information

Career opportunities: The combination of knowledge and skills which this scheme offers is much demanded by agribusiness employers and a number of professions, including advisory and consultancy services and farm and estate management. It is also an excellent qualification for a career in farming and other businesses. Some graduates have moved outside agriculturallyrelated careers, e.g. into accountancy, information technology, journalism, manufacturing, retailing and teaching.

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