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BSc/BSc (Hons) Agriculture 2017 Entry UCAS Code: D4U9


A three year honours degree course which includes skills and knowledge that can be applied to a wide range of areas within the agricultural industry.


On this course there is an emphasis on agriculture and related food production and land-based industry enterprises.

Modules of Study include:

Year 1

• Industry Skills
• Academic Skills
• Introduction to Business
• Plant Science
• Soil Science
• Farm Accounts
• Agricultural Mechanisation
• Farmed Animal Science

Year 2

• Personal Research Project
• Academic Development
• Agri-Business Management
• Grassland Management
• Livestock Production Systems
• Land and Environmental Management
• Farm Animal Health and Welfare

Elective Modules

• Rural Estate Management
• Agronomy
• Crop Weeds, Pests and Diseases

Year 3

• Dissertation
• Research Methods
• Applied Sustainable Practices
• Strategic Business Management
• Genetics
• Global Food Production and Marketing

Elective Modules

• Animal Breeding and Nutrition
• Advanced Agronomy

This course is subject to validation.

Entry Requirements

BSc/BSc (Hons)*
84 UCAS points plus 5 GCSEs including English, Maths and Science at grade C or above or equivalent.

Please be aware that the UCAS Tariff system for calculating your overall points has changed for applicants due to commence study from September 2017. The entry requirements for our programmes are in line with the new UCAS Tariff. Further guidance on the UCAS Tariff and how to calculate your UCAS points - regardless of when you completed your qualifications - can be found on the UCAS website:

*Entry to all undergraduate programmes have an expectation of 5 GCSEs at C or above in English, Maths and Science. Acceptable alternatives are welcome and applicants without formal qualifications can undertake an initial assessment process. Prospective students will be invited to an applicant day, some students may also be called for an interview.

Further Study

You may be able to progress to MSc or PhD studies.

Newton Rigg College,
CA11 0AH
01768 893400