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FdSc in Agriculture (with integrated year in industry) (Full Time)

Aberystwyth University

Foundation Degree , Agriculture

Course Description

Agriculture is a vocation and way of life. Whether you are interested in animals or crops, upland or lowland, intensive or extensive farming systems, the breadth and depth of teaching in the highly popular Agriculture Foundation Degree at Aberystwyth University, will cater for your needs.

This three-year course is taught within the highly prestigious Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences in an area renowned for its agricultural innovation, productivity, diversity and beauty.

  • Modern teaching facilities that provide you with the practical skills and scientific knowledge base to underpin your future career;
  • Visits to farms and businesses that lead the industry in innovation and technical know-how;
  • Work experience as a component of the course;
  • Progression route to honours degree level;
  • Study through the medium of Welsh or English.

Agriculture is a vocation and way of life. Whether you are interested in animals or crops, upland or lowland, intensive or extensive farming systems, the breadth and depth of teaching in the highly popular Agriculture Foundation Degree at Aberystwyth University, will cater for your needs. This three-year course is taught within the highly prestigious...

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Course Content

In the first year you may explore: 

  • The technologies that are increasingly being developed for and adopted by the agricultural industry;
  • The factors that influence land use;
  • The primary resources required to operate a rural business;
  • Identify management requirements of agricultural grassland and cereal crops; 
  • The scientific principles governing plant and crop growth processes in the field; 
  • Livestock production systems and their importance for world food production;
  • Consider the role of biotechnology in improved physiology and nutrition science. 

In the second year you may study further:

  • The UK livestock industries;
  • The crop production systems and strategies;
  • How to analyse, budge and appraise a farm business; 
  • The ecological impacts of modern food production methodologies; 
  • Opportunities to gain certificated practical skills and experience in areas such as using a chainsaw a pesticide application. 

In the first year you may explore:  The technologies that are increasingly being developed for and adopted by the agricultural industry; The factors that influence land use; The primary resources required to operate a rural business; Identify management requirements of agricultural grassland and cereal...

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Entry Requirements

UCAS Tariff 72 - 96

A Levels CCC-DDD

GCSE requirements (minimum grade C/4):
English or Welsh, Mathematics or a Science subject

BTEC National Diploma:
MMM-MMP

International Baccalaureate:
24-26

European Baccalaureate:
60% overall

UCAS Tariff 72 - 96 A Levels CCC-DDD GCSE requirements (minimum grade C/4): English or Welsh, Mathematics or a Science subject BTEC National Diploma: MMM-MMP International Baccalaureate: 24-26 European...

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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.