BSc (Hons) Agricultural Management Top-Up Course

BSc (Hons) Agricultural Management (Top-Up)

A β€˜top up route’ to a BSc honours degree, for those who already hold a Foundation Degree, HND or equivalent qualification.

Course Details

  • Department

  • Qualification

    Level 6
  • Course Type

    Full Time
  • Length

    1 Year
  • Location(s)


Course at a glance (2025 entry)

Please note that this course is only available for 2025 entry onwards. The BSc (Hons) Agricultural Management (top-up) programme is created for those who want to enhance the future agricultural supply chain. As the global population soars, the call for sustainable agricultural practices has never been louder, making feeding the world responsibly of key importance.



Awarding Body: Harper Adams University

Centre Code


What you will learn

Embark on a course of study that aims to merge technical confidence with innovative management skills, tailored for the dynamic landscape of global food production. This programme can be a pathway to mastering scientific and technological advancements, navigating environmental challenges, and leading diverse land-based enterprises. It has been designed for those ready to make a significant impact in the agricultural and allied industries, delving into high-level technical knowledge and management strategies from both a domestic and global perspective.

This programme can help you to enhance your ability to manage and innovate in livestock or crop production, integrate agricultural systems, champion environmental sustainability, and understand the complexities of the supply chain impacting the commercial industry. Our modular approach can allow you to balance work with your studies, making learning more accessible no matter your lifestyle or seasonal demands. Distinguish yourself with a programme that blends online, applied and on-site learning, ensuring you can access innovative content and bespoke support.

The BSc (Hons) Agricultural Management (top-up) is positioned to let you apply your growing technical and managerial expertise directly within the agricultural industry, via access to the 238-hectare Home Farm. Experience first-hand the operations of a milking herd of 200 cows, engage with state-of-the-art high welfare precision beef facilities, and dive into the world of commercial flock management with 200 breeding ewes. Explore grade 2 arable land cultivating wheat, sugar beet, and maize with the latest precision field technology and software, enhancing both crop yields and livestock performance.

These facilities extend to our high-spec Agri-Tech Innovation Centre, where advanced agricultural and engineering training meets the forefront of industry engagement. You will have the opportunity to analyse live data from our DeLaval Digital Farm and robotic milker to interpret dairy cow performance, while on-farm data from various enterprises provides real-time insights into farm operations, inputs, and outputs through advanced software.

Transform your ambition into impact with the BSc (Hons) Agricultural Management (top-up) programme, where the future of agriculture awaits your leadership.

This programme is a ‘top-up’ route to a BSc Honours Degree for those who already hold a Level 5 qualification e.g. Foundation Degree, HND or equivalent qualification.

This course is 1-year full time (part-time study may also be available – contact for more information about part-time study).

Core Modules

  • Research Project
  • Rural Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Strategic Business Management
  • Global Food Production and Supply Chain Efficiency

Elective Modules

  • Recent Advances in Crop Production
  • Recent Advances in Livestock Production

Key Information

Applicants should have achieved:

Merit or above in a Foundation Degree (FdSc) or an HND in an appropriate subject.


Applicants who believe they may be eligible for Accreditation of Prior Certificated and/or Experiential Learning (APCL/APEL) will be considered on an individual basis. If you have any queries in relation to entry qualifications, then please contact the University Centre team directly.

*Prospective students will be invited to an applicant day, some students may also be called for an interview.

Students studying the course may enter a wide variety of roles in the industry as an agricultural consultant, farm manager, livestock breeding specialist, technical advisor.


Many students may progress further onto a Masters, PhD or other professional body courses.

UK, Isle of Man and Channel Isles Students on BSc Honours Degree/ BSc Top up/ Foundation Degree/ Extended Foundation Degree/ Higher National Diploma – Β£9,000

Please note that the fee status of each applicant will be assessed prior to any offer being made (Home Fee or Overseas/International Fee). Where required further information may be requested ensure the correct fee status is allocated. For further information about on studying in the UK and fee status, please visit UKCISA

Non-Home (Overseas Students) on Honours Degree/ Foundation Degree/ Extended Foundation Degree – Β£14,000

There is no requirement for students to undertake work experience as part of the top-up degree.

However, we would always encourage students to continue their professional development with undertaking experience in their own time.

Embark on a dynamic learning journey where textbooks are just the beginning. University Centre Askham Bryan fosters diverse talents and skills through a range of engaging assessment methods. From traditional coursework to time-constrained assessments that sharpen quick thinking, each evaluation opportunity showcases your abilities.

Engage in online assessments blending technology with intellect for adaptable problem-solving. Presentations amplify your voice, while scholarly Viva-voce discussions deepen understanding. Practical assessments bridge theory with real-world application, shaping you into an expert. β€―With our varied approach, learning isn’t about meeting standardsβ€”it’s about discovering your potential in a vibrant educational landscape.

In addition to tuition fees and accommodation if applicable, students will need to budget for extra costs as part of this course and will be responsible to cover them.

Below is a link to a list with approximate additional costs to help with your budgeting.

Additional Course Costs (UCAB)

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