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Royal Agricultural University

Agriculture and Farm Management

UCAS Code: D401

Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc

Entry requirements


A level

C,D

Example of possible offer

Combined with other qualifications

45 credits at Level 3

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Essential: Five GCSE subjects at Grade C/4 or above including English Language and mathematics

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

24

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H3,H4,H4

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

MM

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

MPP

Scottish Higher

C,C,C

UCAS Tariff

56

minimum one A2 subject

Acceptable when combined with other Level 3 qualifications

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About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subjects

Agriculture

Farm management

Whether you wish to manage an agricultural enterprise or farming business, migrate into finance or journalism, or continue studying agriculture and land management, this course will give you the practical, financial and leadership skills you need.

Right from your first year you will gain a firm understanding of the agricultural industry, with focused practical studies central to the course. You will advance even further with work experience during the summer between your first and second year. You will also have the opportunity to gain relevant practical experience and qualifications through rural skills training at our Rural Innovation Centre at Harnhill Manor Farm.

**Course structure**
You will cover the core subjects in your first year, with teaching focused on practical, work-related situations. You will delve deeper into these subjects in your second year and will complete an integrated project, developing skills in financial and physical management techniques in the field.

You will be assessed through a wide range of techniques, including research projects, examinations, case studies, business plans, portfolio, presentations and practical skills. You can also enrol for courses leading to the award of Certificate of Competence.

**Work placement**
You will complete a 10-week period of work experience, usually during the summer holiday between your first and second year, to gain further training and experience in farm management. Not only could you find yourself working for prestigious companies, develop your confidence and gain industry contacts for when you graduate.

This experience helps our graduates develop key employability skills and gain invaluable industry contacts. You also produce a portfolio of evidence of your learning experience.

Modules

Indicative Modules:
- Accounts and Economics
- Animal and Crop Science
- Crop Production
- Estate Management
- Farm Business Management
- General Agriculture
- Livestock Husbandry
- Machinery and Buildings
- Personal Development / Employability

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£10,200
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Royal Agricultural University

Department:

School of Agriculture, Food and Environment-SAFE

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

83%
high
Agriculture
83%
high
Farm management

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Agriculture

Teaching and learning

83%
Staff make the subject interesting
94%
Staff are good at explaining things
80%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
83%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

80%
Library resources
86%
IT resources
86%
Course specific equipment and facilities
74%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

90%
UK students
10%
International students
50%
Male students
50%
Female students
68%
2:1 or above
6%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
C

Agriculture

Teaching and learning

83%
Staff make the subject interesting
94%
Staff are good at explaining things
80%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
83%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

80%
Library resources
86%
IT resources
86%
Course specific equipment and facilities
74%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

90%
UK students
10%
International students
50%
Male students
50%
Female students
68%
2:1 or above
6%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
C

After graduation


We don't have more detailed stats to show you in relation to this subject area at this university but read about typical employment outcomes and prospects for graduates of this subject below.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Agriculture

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£18k

£18k

£25k

£25k

£24k

£24k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

Farm management

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£18k

£18k

£25k

£25k

£24k

£24k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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