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Agricultural and Crop Science

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B-A,B,B

at least one science-based subjects at A level preferred subjects: biology, chemistry, maths, physics, or geography and two additional A level or equivalent. A pass is required in science practicals where taken. Citizenship studies, critical thinking, general studies and leisure studies not accepted.

Pass Access with 60 credits overall with 45 credits at level 3, of which 30 level 3 credits must be achieved from relevant core sciences at Merit grade.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,M2,M3-M2,M2,M2

Including one science-based subject preferred subjects: biology, chemistry, maths, physics, or geography.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

32-30

Including one science-based subject preferred subjects: biology, chemistry, maths, physics, or geography. at Higher Level and English language.

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

DDD-DDM

Science-based BTECs accepted. Please contact the School direct to check modules covered and grades required.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,B-B,B

one science-based subject preferred subjects: biology, chemistry, maths, physics, or geography. This qualification is only accepted in combination with five Scottish Highers at grades ABBBB-BBBBB.

Scottish Higher

A,B,B,B,B-B,B,B,B,B


This qualification is only accepted in combination with two Scottish Advanced Highers at grades AB-BB in one science-based subject. Preferred subjects: biology, chemistry, maths, physics, or geography.

Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)

A-B

Accepted alongside one science-based subject preferred subjects: biology, chemistry, maths, physics, or geography. Plus one additional A level.

UCAS Tariff

96-141

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subjects

Agriculture

Crop production

Environmental challenges mean that crop science is now a vital subject for the future. There is a growing demand for major food crops and the production of biofuels. Studying agriculture and crop science will give you the skills to work on global food security.

You'll develop your understanding of crop science, management skills and commercial awareness. We'll teach you about sustainable agriculture, plant physiology, crop science and genetics.

Teaching is based at Sutton Bonington Campus which has a 450 hectare farm.?We have glasshouses equipped with the latest 3D imaging equipment. Our controlled environment growth rooms can control conditions such as temperature, light and humidity. You'll develop your scientific knowledge and use our labs and fields to apply this in practice. Field trips to local farms help to put your learning into context through real life examples.

We have an international research reputation in plant and crop science. This means you'll be taught by experienced scientists working on the latest research. We'll explain the latest thinking through lectures, practicals and field trips.

On this course you can:

- Grow, manage and market your own crop

- Get industry expertise from guest lectures and visits to commercial organisations

- See agricultural systems in operation

Throughout your degree you can choose from a range of additional options. You can apply to do these when you get here:

- Industry placement - you can add a year in industry between years two and three

- Study abroad - options include Australia, Canada, or Europe

- Computer Science year - use algorithms to analyse complex data and apply this to your course

Modules

In your first year you'll study sustainable systems used by commercial UK farms. Visit the University Farm and other local farms to see what you've learnt in practice. You'll learn about the latest developments around the world to support crop production.

Core second year modules cover applied plant physiology, plant pests and diseases and agri-marketing. Work in teams to grow your own crop in our Enterprise Management Challenge. You make all the agricultural science and business decisions, and observe the impact of your decisions as these are implemented on the farm.

In your final year, the five day Agronomy Field Course takes you to visit industry, farms and research organisations. Through field visits, you’ll learn about the optimisation of quality and yield of crops. You'll learn how the genetic improvements of crop plants can help address food security. Your final year research project gives you chance to work at one of the country's top agricultural research centres.

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
£25,000
per year
International
£25,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Sutton Bonington Campus

Department:

School of Biosciences

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What students say


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

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

79%
UK students
21%
International students
53%
Male students
47%
Female students
94%
2:1 or above
0%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
B

Crop production

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

79%
UK students
21%
International students
53%
Male students
47%
Female students
94%
2:1 or above
0%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
A
B

After graduation


The stats in this section 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, food and related studies

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£23,000
med
Average annual salary
95%
low
Employed or in further education
64%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

19%
Managers and proprietors in agriculture related services
15%
Natural and social science professionals
12%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers

About 70% of the UK's land area is given over to agriculture, so this is a subject representing an important part of the country's economy. Typical starting jobs for graduates in agriculture include agricultural science, farming and farm management, but graduates also go into other areas, such as the horticulture trade, auctioneering and conservation. Agriculture graduates are also in increasing demand for one of the hardest-to-fill jobs in the country - surveying. Jobs for agriculture graduates are often in rural areas - in 2016, areas like Essex, Lincolnshire, Staffordshire, Suffolk, Yorkshire and Kent were all important for agriculture graduates.

Agriculture

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£23,000
med
Average annual salary
95%
low
Employed or in further education
64%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

19%
Managers and proprietors in agriculture related services
15%
Natural and social science professionals
12%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers

About 70% of the UK's land area is given over to agriculture, so this is a subject representing an important part of the country's economy. Typical starting jobs for graduates in agriculture include agricultural science, farming and farm management, but graduates also go into other areas, such as the horticulture trade, auctioneering and conservation. Agriculture graduates are also in increasing demand for one of the hardest-to-fill jobs in the country - surveying. Jobs for agriculture graduates are often in rural areas - in 2016, areas like Essex, Lincolnshire, Staffordshire, Suffolk, Yorkshire and Kent were all important for agriculture graduates.

What about your long term prospects?

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

Agriculture, food and related studies

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

£23k

£23k

£21k

£21k

£26k

£26k

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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