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Agricultural Management Foundation Degree

Course Overview

The importance of agriculture and food to the nation has been clearly demonstrated over the last few years. Where the country gets its food and how it is produced is becoming ever more complex and with it comes industry demand for qualified recruits. Agriculture and Food are big businesses in the UK and abroad and once studied can be your passport into employment or further enrichment overseas.

Industry links form a critical part of our course with regular visits, guest speakers and workshops from sector leaders.

The course covers technical and managerial aspects of modern agriculture and areas of study may include:

  • Agricultural Finance and Technology
  • Animal Health and Food Safety
  • Crop Management and Sustainable Processes
  • Livestock Management
  • The Environment and the Law

Apply for Agricultural Management Foundation Degree via UCAS

Course Overview

Course Overview

The importance of agriculture and food to the nation has been clearly demonstrated over the last few years. Where the country gets its food and how it is produced is becoming ever more complex and with it comes industry demand for qualified recruits. Agriculture and Food are big businesses in the UK and abroad and once studied can be your passport into employment or further enrichment overseas.

Industry links form a critical part of our course with regular visits, guest speakers and workshops from sector leaders.

The course covers technical and managerial aspects of modern agriculture and areas of study may include:

  • Agricultural Finance and Technology
  • Animal Health and Food Safety
  • Crop Management and Sustainable Processes
  • Livestock Management
  • The Environment and the Law

Student Spotlight

Andy Smith, Agricultural Management Foundation Degree

Managing the livestock alongside full-time study is not easy, but despite the challenges, I have managed to achieve a first in every assignment to date and been shortlisted for a British Farming Award.

Assessment

Assessment Methods

Typically entrants will possess:

  • A minimum of 48 UCAS tariff points from a Level 3 qualification in a relevant subject area
  • At least four GCSEs at grades 4 and above including English and maths, or Level 2 equivalent.

Mature applicants with relevant experience who do not have the stated entry requirements are encouraged to apply.

Entry Requirements and Progression

Progression

Successful completion of the Foundation Degree will provide you with the opportunity to progress and top-up your qualification to a BSc (Hons) degree. University Centre Somerset offers a Univeristy of Plymouth qualification; BSc (Hons) Agricultural Management Top-up.

Please note that there is a deadline for progression applications and places may be subject to availability.

This course will prepare you well for employment in the industry in positions such as farm manager, rural surveyor, unit manager, farm contractor or senior herdsman.

Entry Requirements

Typically entrants will possess:

  • A minimum of 64 UCAS tariff points from a Level 3 qualification in a relevant subject area
  • At least four GCSEs at grades 4 and above including English and maths, or Level 2 equivalent.

Mature applicants with relevant experience who do not have the stated entry requirements are encouraged to apply.

There may be the opportunity to study our full-time courses on a part-time basis, please contact us to discuss.

Fees

The current fee for 2020/21 entry to this course is £7,800* per academic year of study.

The fee for 2021/22 entry to this course will be set during Spring 2021.

For more information regarding course fees, please read our ‘Fees and Funding’ page.

*Fees are subject to review annually. The fees for existing students may be increased annually in line with the Retail Price Index.

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Bridgwater Graduation 2020

12th March 2021