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Agriculture

University Centre Reaseheath

UCAS Code: DD45 | Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc

Entry requirements


A minimum of 64 tariff points from A and AS level to include Biology A-level

A minimum of 64 tariff points

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

MM

in an Agriculture or Science related subject

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

MPP

in an Agriculture or Science related subject

About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subjects

Agricultural sciences

Agriculture

Sustainable agriculture and landscape development

Agricultural machinery

Students on this programme will gain a well-grounded understanding of the science and management of sustainable animal and crop production systems, and be able to apply this to real-life situations. They will understand the socio-economic influences on consumer markets, environmental benefits and impacts of agriculture, and understand the complexities of managing a business within a constantly changing framework.

The HE Agriculture Programmes are based within University Centre Reaseheath’s dedicated £2 million Higher Education teaching facilities and have direct access to Reaseheath’s specialist campus facilities which in recent years has seen over £80 million in investment, including:

• £8 million Advanced Engineering and Agri-Tech Centre
• £8 million National Centre for Horticulture, the Environment and Sustainable Technology, including an automated, hydroponic, LED glasshouse and 2021
commissioned 200m2 Vertical Farming Centre.
• £7 million Food Centre featuring commercial dairy processing facilities, butchery and bakery
• Mixed commercial farm of 272 hectares of grass and arable land including grass, clover, maize, forage peas, wheat and barley
• Robotic milking facility (commissioned in 2021) consisting of two Lely A5 Automated Milking Robots, Lely Discovery slurry collector and Lely Juno silage
pusher, milking approximately 90 pedigree Holstein cows
• Conventional 32/32 Rapid-Exit parlour system milking 120 cows pedigree Holstein cows
• Expanding Beef-from-dairy beef unit
• A commercial flock of 500 North Country Mule breeding ewes
• Anaerobic Digester

Modules

Year 1 (Level 4)
• Biological Systems in Agriculture
• Agricultural Machinery and Technology
• Farm Animal Welfare and Building Design
• Principles of Livestock Production
• Farm Animal Nutrition
• Academic Skills Development
• Fundamentals of Business and Human Resource Management
• Crop Production

Year 2 (Level 5)
• Agriculture and the Environment
• Farm Business Diversification
• Farm Animal Health
• Forage Production and Management
• Work Based Learning for Academic Credit
• Research Methods*
• Agronomy
• Professional Project*
• Finance and Planning

*Denotes optional modules

Assessment methods

Assessments are designed to encourage both academic skills and skills valued in the workplace. They include a combination of coursework and timed assessments in both independent and collaborative formats. Coursework may take many forms including: essays, reports, data processing, presentations, academic posters, seminar discussions, interviews, critical reviews and portfolios of evidence. Timed assessments will vary depending upon the nature of the module but will be problem-solving tasks dealing with real-life industry issues which support the development of industry and life skills.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
International
£12,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University Centre Reaseheath

Department:

Agriculture

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