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FdSc Agriculture

Agriculture & Agricultural Engineering
Agriculture & Agricultural Engineering
Agriculture & Agricultural Engineering
Agriculture & Agricultural Engineering

This practical foundation degree programme in Agriculture 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. 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.

Course Duration:

Full Time

College Attendance:

2 years, full-time

UCAS Institution Code:

G70 (University of Greenwich)

UCAS Code:

D401 H FdSc/Agri

Campus

Hadlow Campus

Course Content:

Year 1

  • Introduction to crop and animal science (15 credits)
  • Crop production (15 credits)
  • Animal production (15 credits)
  • Agricultural soil science (15 credits)
  • Principles of management (15 credits)
  • Principles of Machinery (15 credits)
  • Practical agricultural skills (15 credits)
  • Work placement (15 credits)

Year 2

  • Integrated crop production (30 credits)
  • Livestock production (30 credits)
  • Mechanisation (15 credits)
  • Research skills (15 credits)
  • Applied enterprise management (15 credits)
  • Work placement (15 credits)
     

The work based learning modules are a key feature of this course.. You will be expected to complete a work based project which occurs over an eight week period at the end of the academic session. You will be supported in finding an appropriate placement and your progress within a working environment monitored.

Assessment Method:

Coursework (written assignments, projects and presentations) as well as end of year examinations.

Entry Requirements:

48 UCAS points made up from A levels, preferably one in a science based subject, or relevant Level 3 vocational qualification. All applicants should also have a GCSE grade C or above in English, maths and preferably science.

Additional Experience:

Life experiences are taken into account when considering applications.

Progression Routes:

Successful students can enhance their skills and progress onto the BSc (Hons) Agriculture programme. Graduates will also be fully prepared for managerial and technical positions within the agriculture industry.

Available Clothing

Agriculture Sweatshirt

Agriculture Polo Shirt

Agriculture Boiler Suit

Land-Based Technology Polo Shirt

Land-Based Technology Boiler Suit

Resources

  • 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.

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