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BSc/BSc (Hons) Agriculture UCAS Code: D4U9


This programme offers an emphasis on agriculture and its underpinning sciences, related food production and land-based industry enterprises. In Year 2 and 3, the range of elective modules on offer will allow you to specialise in crop production, livestock production or rural enterprise and the food chain. Students on full time BSc programmes must complete a minimum of 10 weeks approved work experience to acquire a minimum of 30 placement credits.


Modules of Study Include:

Year 1
• Academic Skills
• Introduction to Business
• Introduction to Agricultural Production Systems
• Plant Science
• Soil Science
• Farm Accounts
• Agricultural Mechanisation
• Farm Animal Science

Year 2
• Academic Development
• Agri-Business Management
• Livestock Management Systems
• Crop Management
• Land and Environmental Management
• Farm Animal Health and Nutrition
• Rural Enterprise Development

Elective Modules
• Agronomy
• Grassland Management
• Rural Estate Management

Year 3
• Dissertation
• Research Methods
• Business Leadership and Management
• Advanced Land Management
• Global Food Production and Marketing
• Food Chain Management and Technology

Elective Modules
• Recent Advances in Crop Production
• Recent Advances in Livestock Production
• Applied Sustainable Practices


Entry Requirements

Applicants should have achieved 84 UCAS points plus 5 GCSEs including English, Maths and Science at grade C/4 or above. Equivalent qualifications may be accepted in lieu of GCSEs In addition applicants must have successfully completed a minimum of one year of Level 3 study and/or have significant industry experience.

An initial assessment process may be used to inform the College of your current status. Some students may be asked to attend an interview.

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 directly.

Further Study

Subject related programmes such as Masters or professional body courses

Askham Bryan College,
Askham Bryan,
YO23 3FR
01904 772277