Full Time BSc (Hons) Farm Livestock Production with ...

Writtle College
In Chelmsford

Price on request
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Important information

Typology Bachelor's degree
Location Chelmsford
Duration 3 Years
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Chelmsford
  • Duration:
    3 Years


Where and when

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


Course programme

BSc (Hons) Farm Livestock Production with ...

D420 Options:
  • Conservation Management - CON
  • Equine Studies - EQUS
  • Marketing and Supply Chain Management - MAR
  • Wildlife Conservation - WIL
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

OCR National Extended Diploma (18 Units)

Irish Leaving Certificate

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 career within agriculture and associated ancillary industries. The following specialist areas are available:

Course Content Students will gain the fundamental knowledge required to manage the production of traditional farm livestock species such as dairy, beef, sheep and pigs as well as examine possible viable alternatives. 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.

Conservation Management Students studying this minor will develop and become equipped with an understanding enabling effective management of a broad range of landscapes and ecosystems. There is a focus on habitat management, protection and restoration, and students will be able to appreciate issues in respect of the design and implementation of habitat management practices. Strategies to address the threat of climate change on biodiversity will be considered along with dynamic approaches to ecological management. Specialised modules include: Landscapes & Ecosystems, Principles of Habitat Management, Climate Change & Biodiversity and Protected Area Mgt

Equine Studies This strand is designed to give students the opportunity to study a series of related modules which provide an understanding of the basic principles of animal management and to demonstrate the how the management of horses is related to important components of equine biology, physiology, health, feeding and development.

Marketing & Supply Chain Management The 'with Marketing & Supply Chain Management' minor is designed for students with an interest in how to supply the customer with the right product at the right price, in the right place, at the right time. Marketing and supply chain management is crucial to the success of any business. Students will explore and develop the skills required to link the primary producer, processors, retailers and consumers.

This minor includes modules covering the development of markets, customer service and orientation, the management of the flow of goods into a supply chain and aspects of logistics and integration. On completion, students will be in a good position to pursue professional qualifications through the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (CIPS).

Wildlife Conservation This minor provides comprehensive training in modern wildlife management techniques and is designed to introduce key concepts of biodiversity, sustainability and environmental conservation. Students will develop a broad understanding of the scientific principles required for effective management of wildlife and comparisons are made between species and habitat conservation and the role of zoos and ecotourism are also discussed. Specialised modules include: Principles and Practice of Ecology, Principles of Habitat Management and Conservation and Biodiversity.

Special Features This programme will instil considerations of production 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.

Career Prospects There is a high demand for well-qualified Agriculture graduates and this provision will support a varied industry.

Those who choose to specialise in Marketing and Supply Chain Management will be capable of employment within a range of companies along the food supply chain; including primary producers, processors, food development & retail companies and those concerned with providing the consumer directly.

In addition to the more traditional agricultural industry jobs, there are opportunities for those specialising in Wildlife Conservation to work for companies such as Natural England or local County and Borough councils as advisors.

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