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Kingston Maurward College

Applied Agriculture Science

UCAS Code: 139X

Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc

Entry requirements


A level

C

A Level Biology

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MMM

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Agriculture or MPP in BTEC Extended Diploma in Agriculture

UCAS Tariff

64

About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2021

This degree programme will prepare you for a career in agriculture, by combining applied scientific and research skills with an in-depth knowledge of livestock technology and crop science. The Government's commitment to agriculture through its Agri-Tech Strategy means that this course is aimed to prepare students for employment in a rapidly changing agricultural industry. You will develop a scientific understanding of the nutrition, physiology, behaviour, health and welfare of farm production animals and the impact that their environment has on them. You will also learn about crop science and productivity at a genetic, field and farm level. You will develop the necessary skills and knowledge to apply scientific knowledge and innovative technology to optimise crop and animal production and develop an understanding of the issues affecting sustainable agriculture at both globally and nationally.

Modules

Year 1
Introduction to Business Management
Introduction to Soil and Environmental Science
Introduction to Crop Science
Introduction to Livestock Science
Agricultural Mechanisation
Study and Research Skills
Agricultural Policy and Legislation
Animal Health and Disease

Year 2
Agricultural Research Project
Professional Practice
Applied Livestock Production
Applied Crop Production
Farm Business Management

Option Modules (2 units from below)
Livestock Production Disease
Applied Animal Nutrition and Reproduction
Sustainable Agronomy and Livestock Production
Applied Breeding and Population Genetics
Experimental Field Trial Design and Analysis

Assessment methods

This course is assessed by coursework, presentations and examinations.

Tuition fees

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England
£15,000
for the whole course
Northern Ireland
£15,000
for the whole course
Scotland
£15,000
for the whole course
Wales
£15,000
for the whole course

The Uni


Course location:

Kingston Maurward College

Department:

Agriculture

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