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Full TimeBSc (Hons) Agricultural Business Management (Crop Production)

Writtle College

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BSc (Hons) Agricultural Business Management (Crop Production) UCAS Code ND24 Duration&Mode 3 years FT (or 4 years with industrial placement on D4N2) Typical Offer: UCAS Tariff Points 140 tariff points to include at least 80 tariff points from 6-unit (GCE A-Level/VCE A-Level) and/or 12-unit awards (VCE A-Level). A maximum of 20 tariff points will be counted from Key Skills BTEC National Diploma MPP OCR National Extended Diploma (18 Units) P2 Irish Leaving Certificate CCCC Scottish Highers 190 - 240 points International Baccalaureate 24 points Postgraduate Qualifications Students on this course will be given the opportunity to progress to a relevant Masters programme in the Postgraduate School. Course Aims This award prepares students for a wide range of careers in the arable crop production industry and ancillary organisations. The course is designed to give students an opportunity to specialise in farm business management and crop production. On successful completion of the course, students will have an understanding of the broad principles underpinning general arable production whilst monitoring environmental and commercial viability. Course Content Students will gain the fundamental knowledge required to run a successful business. Issues such as personnel, economics, business planning and development, finance and marketing will be examined. Additional modules will cover the production of combinable and root crops; alternative cropping, food chain supply, land and resource management, sustainability and conservation issues. The graduate will be an educated agricultural practitioner who will be flexible, innovative and creative in the commercial management of business, land, environmental and related resources. Special Features This programme will instil considerations of business principles, environmental impact and sustainability into all facets of agricultural practice. It aims to produce graduates capable of critical thinking and who can analyse complex agricultural operations and suggest improvements and changes leading to commercial success. The course will also provide an awareness of research methodologies and a capacity to design and complete an individual investigative project. Industrial Placements Although placements are not compulsory, an industrial placement year is strongly recommended and provides students with invaluable experience, enhancing their future job prospects. Placements may be in an agricultural enterprise or with an allied industry, such as an agro-chemical company, co-operative or merchant. Overseas placements are possible, although a second language is often required. Career Prospects There is a high demand for well-qualified Agriculture graduates and this provision will support a varied industry; grain & seed merchants, agronomists, commodity traders; sales companies, fertiliser & chemical companies, food chain suppliers, machinery dealers, plant breeders and commercial farming production companies all seek graduates from Writtle College every year. Student Comment In my job I enjoy making decisions about the business and seeing their result, both good and bad. During my studies I gained as much industry experience as possible and worked on different types of farms. Drummond Scrase BSc (Hons) Agricultural Business Management (Crop Production)

BSc (Hons) Agricultural Business Management (Crop Production) UCAS Code ND24 Duration&Mode 3 years FT (or 4 years with industrial placement on D4N2) Typical Offer: UCAS Tariff Points 140 tariff points to include at least 80 tariff points from 6-unit (GCE A-Level/VCE A-Level) and/or 12-unit awards (VCE A-Level). A maximum of 20 tariff points will be counted from Key Skills BTEC National Diploma...

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