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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.

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.

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

The modules are assessed through a combination of coursework and formal examination. Coursework could include written/practical reports, in-class tests, case studies, essays, oral presentations, posters or a project which allows independent research in a topic of interest, developed with staff on the course.

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 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.

Fees

The fee for 2021/22 entry to this course is £7,800* per academic year of study

The fee for 2022/23 entry to this course will be set during Spring 2022.

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

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