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University Centre Askham Bryan

Agriculture

UCAS Code: D4U8

Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc

Entry requirements


UCAS Tariff

48

48 UCAS points plus 5 GCSEs including English, Maths and Science at grade C or above or equivalent.

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About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Agriculture

The FdSc Agriculture is designed to give you a combination of the practical and academic skills which are essential to the Agricultural Industry and its key areas of activity including livestock, crops, business management, machinery and the environment. In year 2, the elective modules on offer will allow you to specialise in subjects related to crop production, livestock production or business management. The programme also includes the development of employability skills that are applicable across a range of agricultural disciplines.

Modules

Modules of Study Include:
Year 1
• Industry Skills
• Introduction to Agricultural
Production Systems
• Academic Skills
• Introduction to Business
• Plant and Soils Science
• Farm Accounts
• Agricultural Mechanisation
• Farmed Animal Science
Year 2
• Personal Research Project
• Professional Development
• Academic Development
• Agri-Business Management
• Grassland Management
• Land and Environmental Management
Year 2 Elective Modules
Crop specialist module electives:
• Crop Management
• Advanced Agronomy**
Livestock specialist module electives:
• Livestock Production
• Animal Health and Welfare**
Business module elective:
• Rural Estate Management

Assessment methods

Assessment may include:
Course work
Examinations
Presentations
Viva -Voce
continual assessments
Practical assessments

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,000
per year
EU
£9,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,000
per year
Scotland
£9,000
per year
Wales
£9,000
per year

Extra funding

There are a range of external scholarships and bursaries available for students studying at the College. Visit www.askham-bryan.ac.uk for a complete list of options or contact [email protected]

The Uni


Course location:

Askham Bryan York Campus

Department:

School of Agriculture

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