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Foundation Degree (FdSc) Agriculture 2017 Entry 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.


Its key areas of activity include livestock, crops, business management, machinery and the environment. In Year 2, the range of elective modules on offer will allow you to specialise in crop production, livestock production or business management. The course also includes the development of employability skills that are applicable across a range of agricultural disciplines.

Modules of Study Include:

Year 1

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

Year 2

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

Year 2 Elective Modules

Crop specialist module electives:

• Crop Management
• Advanced Agronomy**

Livestock specialist module electives:

• Livestock Production
• Animal Health and Welfare**

Business module elective:

• Rural Estate Management

Subject to validation

**co-requisite restrictions apply

Entry Requirements

For admission to Foundation Degree courses (except Veterinary Nursing), students must have achieved grade C or above in a minimum of five GCSE subjects including English, Mathematics and Science or have passed suitable equivalents.  In addition, for admission onto FdSc programmes, students must have achieved a pass grade in a minimum of one ‘A2’ level subject (or equivalent) or have successfully completed an Extended/ National Diploma in a relevant subject area. Using the UCAS tariff system, a typical offer for admission to the FdSc would be a minimum 48 UCAS points*.

Some students will be invited to attend an interview at Askham Bryan College and places will be subject to a satisfactory reference. Equivalent qualifications may be considered.

*In line with the new UCAS tariff system for more information please visit

Further Study

A one year top up route to an Honours Degree.

Newton Rigg College,
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