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BSc (Hons) International Agriculture

Agriculture and Sustainability
Agriculture and Sustainability
Agriculture and Sustainability

Internationally, the agriculture industry is expanding creating with it lots of opportunities for well educated and technically competent graduates. From the outset of the course, you will gain an understanding of the global conditions in which agriculture operates and take a hands on approach to the issues which this sector faces. By focusing on efficient and environmentally sustainable crop and livestock production you will appreciate the bigger picture in relation to agricultural trade and development.

For more information on the BSc (Hons) International Agriculture degree programme please see our dedicated microsite on the Rural University Experience you can expect from Hadlow College.

Course Duration:

Full Time

College Attendance:

3 years, full-time

UCAS Institution Code

G70 (University of Greenwich)

UCAS Code:

D450 H BSc/IntAg

Campus

Hadlow Campus

Course Content:

Year 1 – Level 4

  • Crop Science and Production (30)
  • Animal Science and Production (30)
  • Soil Science (15)
  • Machinery (15)
  • Principles of Management (Land-Based) (15)
  • Practical Agricultural Skills (15)

Year 2 – Level 5

  • International Crop Production (30)
  • International Livestock Production (30)
  • International Mechanisation and Technology (15)
  • Applied Enterprise Management (15)
  • Research Skills (15)
  • Industrial Experience (15)

Year 3 – Level 6

  • Organisational Studies (15) Honours Project (30)
  • International Agricultural Trade and Development (15)
  • International Sustainability (15)
  • International Field Study (15)
  • International Agricultural Planning (15)
  • Operational Management (15)

As part of the course students are expected to undertake work experience. Whilst this normally takes place in the second year on a part-time basis, some students choose to complete it on a full-time basis in the summer between Year 1 and Year 2. You will be supported in finding an appropriate placement to gain an insight into working in agriculture.

Assessment Method:

Coursework (practical assignments, written reports and presentations) as well as end of unit examinations

Entry Requirements:

  • 96 UCAS points made up from A’ Levels, preferably one in a science-based subject. These points should have been made up over two years of studying at Level 3, or
  • A minimum of a Merit grade from a relevant vocational Level 3 Extended Diploma.

All applicants should have GCSE Grade C or above in English, Maths and Science. 
Applications from mature students without the standard entry requirements are welcome.

Additional Experience:

Life experiences are taken into account when considering applications

Progression Routes:

Successful students may progress onto a related MSc or PhD programme. Alternatively, students may enter the industry as farm managers or pursue a career in one of the many agricultural companies or technical agencies across the world

Specialist Equipment Needed

Protective clothing and footwear.

Available Clothing

Agriculture Sweatshirt

Agriculture Polo Shirt

Agriculture Boiler Suit

Land-Based Technology Polo Shirt

Land-Based Technology Boiler Suit

Resources

  • 270 hectare fully functioning commercial farm with an additional 40 hectares of grazing land
  • 120 cow award-winning dairy herd with fully functioning dairy unit
  • 600 breeding sheep producing prime lamb
  • 3 commercial farm shops
  • Intensively managed grass leys, pastures and forage crop
  • 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.

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