Agriculture

Introduction

Course Title: FdSc Agriculture Science
Course Code: AG072



Due to the multitude of challenges facing the agricultural industry and an increasing awareness of the relationship between farming, food production, tourism, the environment and rural affairs, there is currently a shortage of highly skilled and qualified professionals within the industry. This foundation 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. Furthermore, it will support the government's commitment to agriculture through its Agri-Tech strategy.

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 a global and UK level.

Overview

Course Content

FdSc Agriculture Science

Entry Requirements

Year 1 Introduction to Business Management Soil and Environmental Science Crop Production Science Livestock Production Science Agricultural Mechanisation Study andRresearch Skills Agricultural Policy and Legislation Animal Health and Disease Year 2 Core Modules 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 Sustaibale Agronomy and Livestock Production Appled Breeding and Population Genetics Experimental Field Trial and Analysis

Next Steps

A maximum of 64 UCAS tariff points equivalent to grade C in A Level Biology or Merit in Level 3 Extended Diploma Agriculture or MPP in BTEC Extended Diploma Agriculture. 5 GCSEs grade C or above including English, Maths or Science. 150 hours work experience on a commercial farm.

Career Opportunities

Top Up opportunites are at the Royal Agricultural University in BSc (Hons) programmes in Agriculture and Agricultural Management.