Growing food in the UK has become a key aspect of national security, with an impact on the welfare of all citizens and a higher political profile since the last War. Academically, the sciences which underpin all aspects of agriculture: food, fodder, fuel and fibre, have diversified and become more sophisticated.
This degree programme provides knowledge about the current and future science of agriculture, in the next few decades and beyond, combined with practical experience of both crop and livestock husbandry. It is characterised by an applied and hands-on practical emphasis, with a minimum of 25% of the summative assessment tasks in each course designed to test investigative, practical and report writing skills. Students will develop practical and IT skills, such as manipulative, observational and computer literacy, as well as generic skills, such as self-management and organisation, data presentation, numeracy and communication skills. There is also the opportunity to develop research skills.
All students will be challenged to develop an in-depth knowledge of agriculture combined with all relevant practical skills. This will include crop and livestock science and especially the newer molecular disciplines. Expertise in modern machinery will also be developed, including precision technologies. Students will gain the confidence to work in farm situations, within a wide range of crops and livestock enterprises and make informed decisions for profitable yet sustainable outcomes.
3 years, full-time
UCAS Institution Code:
G70 (University of Greenwich)
D400 H BSc/Agri
Year 1 - Level 4
- Introduction to crop and animal (15 credits)
- Crop production (15 credits)
- Animal production (15 credits)
- Principles of management (Land-Based) (15 credits)
- Principles of Machinery (15 credits)
- Practical agricultural skills (15 credits)
- Work placement (15 credits)
Year 2 - Level 5
- Integrated crop production (30 credits)
- Livestock production (30 credits)
- Agricultural mechanisation and technology (15 credits)
- Applied enterprise management (15 credits)
- Agricultural industrial experience (15 credits)
- Research skills (15 credits)
Year 3 - Level 6
- Advanced livestock and forage systems (15 credits)
- Agronomy and cropping systems (15 credits)
- Operational management (15 credits)
- Sustainable and regenerative agriculture (15 credits)
- Field studies (15 credits)
- Farm planning (15 credits)
- Agriculture honours project (30 credits)
A range of assessment methods will be employed as students will complete coursework, research projects, practical assessments, presentations and examinations.
- 96 UCAS points from A levels (preferably to include a science subject) or relevant vocational BTEC Level 3 qualification
- Candidates also require GCSE at C or above in Maths, English and Science
Applications from mature students without the standard entry qualifications, or who are working in the industry, are welcomed.
Graduates can engage with agriculture industries in the UK and Europe and use their intellect and skills to work effectively with all stakeholders throughout the food chain. These industries are currently in need of graduates and the current shortages mean that students with the critical skills gained from this degree are able to develop successful management careers across production, advisory, post-harvest, processing and retail sectors
- 270 hectare commercial farm with an additional 40 hectares of grazing land
- 120 cow award-winning commercial dairy unit
- 600 breeding sheep producing prime lamb
- 3 commercial farm shops
- Intensively managed grass leys, pastures and forage crops
- Maize, wheat, oilseed rape and other crops grown on a commercial basis
- Pedigree beef herd
- Commercial pig and free-range poultry operations
- Laboratories for soil, plant, and animal science
Please note that all programme specifications and course modules are subject to annual change.