With countries now growing more of their own food, scientific, practical, sustainable agriculture has a vital role to play in society. This degree offers students the chance to develop an in-depth knowledge of agriculture and experience of practical crop and livestock farming. Students also learn how to make decisions in agricultural management that are profitable and sustainable.

Throughout the course, students have access to farm resources, including a commercial sheep flock, beef herd, 180 hectares of pasture, a large dairy herd, and approximately 400 hectares of arable crops and forestry. There are also a variety of visits in the UK including pig, poultry and regenerative farming and students can take part in an International Study tour.

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Level 6


2 days a week




1 Year





  • What qualification will I gain?

    BSc (Honours) Agriculture (Top Up)

  • Entry Requirements

    Applicants must have successfully completed a relevant Level 5 programme e.g., Diploma of Higher Education, FdSc (Foundation degree) with a grade point average of at least 55%, or HND with a Merit. Applications from mature students without the standard entry requirements, who are working in the agricultural industry, are warmly welcomed.

  • What progression options will I have?

    Graduates can progress to a MSc or PhD in agriculture related subjects or to responsible positions in agriculture and related industries as below.

  • How will I be assessed?

    Honours project (dissertation), farm case studies, presentations, written assignments and examinations.