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FdSc Agriculture

Level 5

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Key Info

Learning Area   Agriculture & Countryside Management
Delivery Mode   Part-time
Duration   3 Years
Institution Code   C78
Course Code   10495-DSC-22


Dates & Locations

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

This agriculture programme widens your knowledge of the agricultural industry, with a view to managing agricultural operations after graduation. The programme provides a thorough understanding of modern farming production systems and an in-depth knowledge of the underlying scientific and technological principles.

The FdSc Agriculture is delivered using a combination of approaches to enable the acquisition of required academic knowledge. Practical farm management is also integral and the programme benefits from industry-wide support.

This course is available with a Science Gateway. Which is ideal for those who would like to study any of the science-based Foundation Degrees (FdSc) we offer, but don’t have the right qualifications or grades to do so.

  What You Will Learn

You can focus on chosen subject areas, including the science and technology underpinning livestock and crop production and management. Additionally you will gain a comprehensive understanding of modern farming systems and the wider issues facing the agricultural industry, including the key areas of sustainable food production and the impact of climate change.

  Entry Requirements

48 UCAS points from AS and A-Levels (at least 32 points must be at A2-level) or relevant level 3 qualification, ie BTEC National Diploma / BTEC Extended Diploma - PPP Grades required. Access to HE Diplomas - 45 credits at level 3. Plus GCSEs at grade C/grade 4 or above in English Language and mathematics: alternatives at Level 2 may be considered. Mature applicants with relevant experience but without the stated qualifications will be considered individually and are encouraged to apply.

  Assessment

The programme is assessed by a combination of coursework assignments, seminars, presentations, case studies, practicals, tests and examinations. Work-related learning is embedded throughout.

  Progression

Possible careers available with this qualification:

Enterprise Manager
Farm Manager
Farm Consultant
Agronomist
Agricultural-related Financial Manager
Machinery Sales and Contracting
Technical Advisor
Land Management
Nutritionist
Estate Management

Further Study:

BSc (Hons) Agriculture (Level 6 only)
BSc (Hons) Rural Business Management (Level 6 only)

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