The Course

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.

It is aimed at students who have completed a relevant foundation degree or equivalent and require a final year.

The programme content is specifically designed to be appropriate to the needs of the agricultural industry. It includes business and employment elements to improve transferable skills and enable students to set up their own business.

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Financial Information

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  • What You Study

    • Dissertation
    • Global food production
    • Agricultural marketing
    • Integrated farm management
    • Rural business management
  • Entry Requirements

    • Applicants should have a relevant Level 5 qualification.
    • Applicants need an appropriate academic reference.
    • Life and / or experience of non-traditional 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.
    • If your first language is not English, or a Tier 4 student visa to study is required and GCSE grade C / 4 English or equivalent is not held, English language proficiency level such as International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 6.0 overall (with a minimum 5.5 in each skill) will need evidencing.
  • Contact Time

    Approximately 16 hours a week to include lectures, seminars, work experience, practicals and tutorials. Students are also expected to carry out a significant amount of private study in addition to contact time (25-30 hours a week).

    Students can expect to receive their timetables during induction week.

  • Learning and Teaching Approach

    For all modules, theory lectures are delivered that aim to facilitate the core content and provide the underpinning knowledge. To complement the theory lectures, students have group seminars sessions that are used to reinforce concepts delivered theoretically.

    The focus of the teaching approach is to give a model that can be applied in the work place, putting theory into practice and vice versa. The teaching methods focus on facilitating a student centred approach to enhance the independent learning that takes place outside of the classroom.

    You can choose to study at either our Bishop Burton campus, in East Yorkshire or our Riseholme campus, which is in Lincolnshire.

  • How You're Assessed

    Assessment methods include case studies, examinations, competitions, presentations, real life management problems, problem-based scenarios and reflective assignments. Opportunities for feedback on assessments are available prior to the final submission to support student development and achievement. Staff aim to return assessed work within a 15 working day timeframe (not including holidays) in order that students can most benefit from the feedback.

  • Progression

    You may also wish to pursue further studies on a related post-graduate course.

  • Careers

    On completion, students will be able to go into wide and varied job roles, which could include farm managers, agricultural consultants, livestock managers and agricultural sales persons. 

  • Equipment Required / Additional Costs

    Students will need to buy overalls and appropriate footwear. Waterproof clothing and footwear for outdoor practicals is also required.

    A suitable electronic device, e.g. a laptop or tablet, with internet connectivity is required for accessing online learning.

    Trips and short courses may also be offered at extra cost.

    On successful completion of the programme, students have the opportunity to graduate at a ceremony wearing formal dress. The hire of the formal dress is an additional cost.

  • How To Apply

    Application is through UCAS, using code DN41.

    Applications for the year you wish to study open in September the year before. Whilst UCAS advertise a January deadline, we continue to accept applications through to the September you wish to start with us, provided we have spaces available and the programme remains open.

  • Download Programme Guide

    Download our programme guides to find out more about studying the BSc Agricultural Resource Management (Top Up) at either University Centre Bishop Burton or Riseholme College.

Laura

Laura studies the BSc (Hons) Agricultural Resource Management (Top Up) and says the University Centre Bishop Burton has given her the platform to launch her dream career in farming.

I’ve absolutely loved it. I’ve met so many new friends and really learned a lot about the industry. It has been a fantastic experience.

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