Course: FdSc Agriculture

Department: Agriculture

Type: Degree

Duration: Two years full-time or three years part-time.

The Programme

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.

What You Study

  • Crop and livestock production
  • Impacts of agriculture on the environment and sustainable production systems
  • Machinery
  • Farm account and business principles
  • Agronomy
  • Livestock science
  • Advanced land-based business
  • Investigational project (student’s choice of topic).

How To Apply

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.

Entry Requirements

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.

Jonathan Dearlove

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.