This programme has been specifically designed to enable students to enter the industry with the best possible qualifications and experience. You will develop the knowledge and skills you need for a successful career in agriculture through a combination of academic study, practical classes on the College farm, work experience and study visits This programme provides an in-depth understanding, not only of agricultural production, but of the essential economic, political and environmental issues which are shaping the future of the farming industry.
- Crop and livestock production
- Impacts of agriculture on the environment and sustainable production systems
- Farm account and business principles
- Livestock science
- Advanced land-based business
- Investigational project (student’s choice of topic).
Application for the full-time course is through UCAS, using code D400, and application to the part-time programme is through our online application form.
Two years full-time or three years part-time.
There is an opportunity to progress on to the ‘top up’ BSc Agricultural Resource Management at the College following successful completion of this Foundation Degree.
Work at a senior level as an assistant farm manager, technical adviser and consultant for crops and livestock, livestock production manager, farm and land appraiser, trials officer, agricultural sales manager, agricultural inspector and many more.
Please use the following links to learn more about our policies and procedures.
- Academic Regulations: This programme follow the regulations of The Royal Agricultural University.
- Student Disciplinary Policy
- Higher Education College Charter
Please visit our Document Downloads page to access the College's other policies, i.e. our Mental Health Policy.
Please note that due to changes for all Higher Education providers, the College has made an application to be registered with the Office for Students and expects an answer by September 2018. Find out more.
Applicants should have 48 UCAS points at A-Level, a Level 3 Extended Diploma or equivalent or an Access to Higher Education Diploma.
Life experience of mature students will be taken into account when considering applications. The successful completion of an entry task may be required when considering applications without the required formal entry qualifications.
BSc (Hons) Agricultural Resource Management (Top Up)
Mature student Jonathan returned to College to pursue his passion for working in the farming industry.
During his time at Bishop Burton he enjoyed national acclaim in the Farm Planner of the Year competition, where he secured second place after competing against teams from some of the biggest colleges and universities in the country.
He said: “I first studied horticulture at the College around 20 years ago and had a successful career in that area. I then decided to have a career change, having always wanted to study agriculture.
“It has been really interesting and I have learned a lot. It has been a really good group to be a part of.
“I’m now looking at doing a master’s degree and would eventually like to work in agronomy.”