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BSc in Agriculture with Business Management (Full Time)

Aberystwyth University

Bachelor Degree , Agriculture And Farm Estate Business

Course Description

The agricultural industry is becoming increasingly complex. Changes in support mechanisms and pressure to diversify and manage the environment have made success in the farming sector increasingly reliant on high quality, vigorous business management skills. This degree meets the strong demand for graduates who want to develop a firm understanding of both agriculture and business management. 

  • Students on this course will develop and benefit from the modern teaching facilities that equip you with the practical skills and scientific knowledge base to underpin your future career;
  • During the course, you will be invited on visits to farms and businesses that are innovating leaders and possess the technical know-how.
  • This degree is delivered by our award-winning Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS), which is also the home of the Farm Business Survey. Aberystwyth University has a long-established and enviable reputation throughout the world for its teaching and research in agriculture and rural science, and the Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences is the largest and best-resourced university department of its kind in the UK;
  • You will be taught by leading experts who you may have already seen on TV documentaries or heard on the radio; 
  • The University offers students over 1000HA of farmland, including lowland and upland sheep farms; a 500 cow dairy herd; intensive and extensive beef production systems; an equine centre and a flow of layer poultry;
  • At Aberystwyth University, we place a great emphasis on providing you with a student experience that is memorable and enables you to succeed in your degree.

The agricultural industry is becoming increasingly complex. Changes in support mechanisms and pressure to diversify and manage the environment have made success in the farming sector increasingly reliant on high quality, vigorous business management skills. This degree meets the strong demand for graduates who want to develop a firm understanding of both agriculture and business...

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Course Content

In the first year you will discover;

  • Technologies that are increasingly being developed for and adopted by the agricultural industry
  • Factors that influence land use
  • And identify management requirements of agricultural grassland and cereal crops
  • Marketing
  • Management
  • Accounting and Finance

In the second year you will explore;

  • The impact of agriculture and food supply systems on the environment
  • Crop production systems and strategies
  • Animal production systems
  • How to analyse, budge, and appraise a farm business

In your third year you will study;

  • Business planning techniques, and how to construct fully detailed farm business plans
  • Systems of crop production
  • Modern plant breeding strategies
  • The use of crops for bioenergy production
  • The environmental impacts of different agricultural systems
  • A week long course involving visits to farms, rural businesses and organizations involved in the regulation and management of the countryside will enable you to see the practical business applications of your theoretical and academic learning.

In the first year you will discover; Technologies that are increasingly being developed for and adopted by the agricultural industry Factors that influence land use And identify management requirements of agricultural grassland and cereal...

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Entry Requirements

UCAS Tariff 96 - 120

A Levels BBB-CCC

GCSE requirements (minimum grade C/4):
English or Welsh and Mathematics

BTEC National Diploma:
DDM-MMM

International Baccalaureate:
30-26

European Baccalaureate:
75%-65%

UCAS Tariff 96 - 120 A Levels BBB-CCC GCSE requirements (minimum grade C/4): English or Welsh and Mathematics BTEC National Diploma: DDM-MMM International Baccalaureate: 30-26 European Baccalaureate:

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Assessment Methods

Our assessment methods take various forms including essays, practical reports and exercises, oral presentations, exams, plans, worksheets, field notebooks and case studies.

Our assessment methods take various forms including essays, practical reports and exercises, oral presentations, exams, plans, worksheets, field notebooks and case studies.