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Agriculture and Technology

College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise

UCAS Code: 004D | Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc

Entry requirements


UCAS Tariff

48

Students should normally have at least 48 UCAS tariff points at A2 Level or equivalent (including a Science subject at Grade C or above)* plus four appropriate GCSEs or equivalent, including English and Mathematics at Grade C or above. *A-Level Chemistry or Biology are preferred but Geography and Technology and other cognate subjects are acceptable, if a Grade C or higher has been achieved in Double Award Science at GCSE level, or a Grade C has been achieved in two separate science subjects at GCSE. In addition to meeting the course entry requirement applicants must meet the General Entrance Requirements for Ulster University. Applicants are normally required to have at least three months relevant practical experience to include livestock husbandry skills and operation of farm machinery in an agri-business. Enhanced entry criteria may be applied subject to demand for this course.

About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2022

This course, validated by Ulster University, aims to equip students with the knowledge and skills base to allow them to pursue a successful career in the agri-food sector and enable them to cope with ongoing challenges and changes within the industry whilst ensuring that they are both technically and practically competent.

The course has been developed to meet industry needs with a particular emphasis on developing initiative and the flexibility to adapt to different employment situations, to equip graduates with the knowledge and skills to enter the industry at trainee manager/supervisor level. Successful students will be well prepared for employment leaving with skills in production agriculture, business management and science and technology.

Modules

Course content:
The course has four key themes: – Agriculture production – Business management – Science, technology and mechanisation – Work-based learning and employability. Students can opt to complete the programme in two years by selecting the short work-based learning option or three years if they select one year of work-based learning.

Year 1:
• Academic and professional skills
• Animal science
• Arable crop studies
• Enterprise studies
• Grass and forage production and Mechanisation
• Livestock husbandry, health and welfare

Year 2:
• Financial management on the farm
• Work placement
• Developments in agriculture
• Introduction to organic production

Plus two options:
• Sustainable Crop production systems
• Sustainable Ruminant production systems
• Sustainable Pig and Poultry production
• Farm buildings and Mechanisation

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£2,500
per year
Republic of Ireland
£2,500
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Greenmount Campus

Department:

Higher Education Branch

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