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FdSc Agriculture

Level 5

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Key Info

Learning Area   Agriculture & Countryside Management
Delivery Mode   Full-time
Duration   2 Years
Institution Code   C78
Course Code   10059-DSC-22

Dates & Locations

Course Type   University
Location   Duchy College Stoke Climsland
Start Date   19/09/2022
UCAS Code   D401

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.

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Download FdSc Agriculture Module Appendix Handbook (2021-22) at

  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.


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


Possible careers available with this qualification:

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

Further Study:

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


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Courses listed on this website are indicative of the subject, nature and level of study. The College reserves the right to alter specific qualifications titles, awarding bodies and levels of qualification, which can change in year. Any cost may also vary, based on personal funding eligibility. The Cornwall College Group reserves the right to withdraw any course listed at any time.

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