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BSc (Hons) Agriculture

Level 6

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Key Info

Learning Area   Agriculture & Countryside Management
Delivery Mode   Full-time
Duration   3 Years
Institution Code   C78
Course Code   10496-DSC-22,10061-DSC-22

Dates & Locations

Course Type   University
Location   Duchy College Stoke Climsland
Start Date   12/09/2022

Course Type   University
Location   Duchy College Stoke Climsland
Start Date   19/09/2022

This agricultural course delivers a thorough understanding of modern agricultural crop and animal production systems and the underlying scientific and technological principles to equip students to manage and support sustainable agricultural businesses in the complex and dynamic rural economy. This is a very broad and challenging remit, and consequently the course is designed to develop a breadth of expertise across a range of sectors. The innovative application of science and technology to agriculture will be even more critical, with the likely withdrawal of direct subsidies to the sector and threat to existing markets for some products associated with ‘Brexit’.

As a recognised centre of agricultural knowledge exchange excellence through the activities of Bicton and Duchy College’s Rural Business School (RBS), which is closely engaged with the industries, professions and organisations involved in the global agri-food chain and the UK rural economy, there is the capacity to develop students’ skills to play a key role in regional and national agricultural production systems.

Students will understand the underlying science and economics of sustainable crop and animal production systems and their impact on environmental quality. They will be able to produce solutions that take into account the balance between crop and animal production, economic and social needs as well as environmental protection. They will achieve this through the formulation, testing and drawing of conclusions from hypotheses, solving problems through novel research techniques and the communication of ideas and technical management solutions to different audiences.

This approach has been ratified by a large sample of employers across agriculture and its ancillary industries, representing regional national and international interests.

Download BSc (Hons) Agriculture Programme Specification (2021-22) at

Download BSc (Hons) Agriculture Module Appendix Handbook (2021-22) at

  What You Will Learn

Indicative Modules Year 1:

Agrifood Economics and Policy
Bioscience for Agriculture
Crop Production & Soil Science
Innovation & Entrepreneurship in Business
Livestock Production
Personal & Employability Skills Development

Indicative Modules Year 2:

Agritech in Practice
Analysis & Development of Livestock Enterprises
Applied Agricultural Science
Effective Leadership
Plant Legislation, Technology & Marketing
Research Methods

Indicative Modules Year 3:

Agriculture Technology
Contemporary Issues in Food & Farming
Honours Project for Agriculture
Managing Animal Performance
Sustainable Grassland & Forage Production Systems

  Entry Requirements

80 UCAS points from at least two full A-levels (AA or CCC) or equivalent, including a mathematical and science subject. 80 UCAS points from a full Level 3 diploma (DD) or extended diploma (MMM) ideally in a relevant subject (e.g. Horticulture, Arboriculture, Agriculture, Countryside Management). All applicants will be required to demonstrate the necessary motivation, potential, experience and/or knowledge at interview. The course welcomes applications from students with disabilities and is committed to its inclusive policy. In order to be more learner-centred, the college requests that all applications be considered individually and in consultation with the programme manager.


Possible Careers:

Agricultural consultant
Agricultural journalist
Agricultural knowledge exchange specialist
Agricultural lecturer
Agricultural scientist
Agriculture-related financial manager
Agritech specialist
Animal nutritionist
Animal scientist
Crop scientist
Farm manager
Livestock breeding specialist
Technical adviser


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