BSc (Hons) Agricultural Management Top-up

Course Details

  • Start Date
    September 2020
  • Duration
    1 year
  • Attendance
    Full Time
  • Awarding Body
    University of Plymouth
  • Cost
    £ 7800.00 per year
  • Centre Location
  • Course Description

     The BSc (Hons) in Agricultural Management Top-up aims to provide students with a learning environment which builds on the platform of the College's Foundation Degree. Alternatively students could have studied a similar Foundation Degree elsewhere.

    Whether you are focused on farm management or an associated industry; this course aims to supply graduates with the opportunity to develop systematic understanding and detailed knowledge of the key concepts, contexts and technologies shaping the developments in the agrifood sector. 

    The two day full-time study structure will allow students to travel longer distances to travel with just one overnight stay. Part-time (one day) is also available. Both modes of study will enable students to continue in employment alongside study.

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

    Example modules include:

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

    • Agricultural Business Opportunities and Marketing
    • Agricultural Business Management
    • Strategic & Human Resource Management
    • Food Chain Management
    • Research project

    Read the Course Handbook here.

  • Teaching and Assessment

    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 and a dissertation which allows independent research in a topic of interest, developed with staff on the programme.

  • Progression Opportunities

    Successful completion of the Degree will provide you with the opportunity to progress to employment or further study in an agriculture/food related subject.

    This course will prepare you well for employment in the industry in positions such as a farm manager, rural surveyor, unit manager, farm contractor, senior herdsman or working within the management team of associated food industries. 

  • Entry Requirements

    Typically entrants will possess:
    • A Foundation Degree in Agricultural Management
    • or an HND
    • or an equivalent Level 5 qualification in an appropriate discipline.

  • Costs