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Foundation Degree (FdSc) Agriculture 2019 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 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, livestock production or 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
  • Farm Animal Health and Nutrition
  • Livestock Management Systems

Elective Modules

  • Agronomy
  • Crop Management

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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