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Foundation Degree (FdSc) Agriculture UCAS Code: D4U8


The FdSc Agriculture is designed to give you a combination of the practical and academic skills which are essential to the agricultural industry and its key areas of activity including livestock, crops, business management, machinery and the environment. In Year 2, the elective modules on offer will allow you to specialise in subjects related to crop production or livestock production. There is a strong focus on business management. The programme also includes the development of employability skills that are applicable across a range of agricultural disciplines.


Modules of Study Include:


Year 1

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

Year 2

• Academic Development
• Professional Development
• Agri-Business Management
• Grassland Management
• Land and Environmental Management
• Personal Research Project

Elective Modules

• Agronomy
• Crop Management
• Farm Animal Health and Nutrition 
• Livesock Management Systems

Entry Requirements

Applicants should have achieved 48 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

A one year top up route to an Honours Degree.

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