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Agriculture FdSc

UK

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What will I learn?

This programme sets out to produce graduates who will be the farmers of the future. Graduates will have the skills and knowledge required to develop and run adaptable, innovative, sustainable and successful business ventures within the agriculture sector. Across both levels 4 and 5 a broad spectrum of modules will be delivered to ensure graduates have the key attributes to go into higher level graduate roles or onto level 6 study.**What will I study?**Year 1:- Academic, Employment and Professional Skills - Fundamentals of Business- Industry Skills for Agriculture - Livestock Production - Mechanisation - Plant and Soil Science - Crop Production Year 2:- Livestock Science- Agronomy- Agriculture and the Environment - Financial Management and Planning - Precision Technology in the Wider Sector - Enterprise and Entrepreneurship - Introductory Research Analysis.**Learning and Teaching Approach**The programme is delivered with a variety of learning and teaching approaches. For all modules, there are theory lectures which aim to deliver the core content, provide the underpinning knowledge and facilitate further expansion of such concepts by the students, through independent study.To complement the theory lectures, students have group seminars that are used to reinforce those concepts delivered theoretically. The seminars focus on delivering using a student-centred approach to enhance the independent learning that takes place outside of the classroom.Practical sessions at Bishop Burton Farm are also incorporated into a range of modules on this programme making it extremely applied and prepares students effectively for the workplace. The academic curriculum provided by the programme is supported throughout by the extensive practical facilities offered at both the college farm. **What is the contact time?**Contact time includes approximately 16 hours a week to include lectures, seminars, practicals and tutorials. Students are also expected to carry out a significant amount of independent study in addition to contact time (approximately 25-30 hours a week). Independent study includes reading around the subject, preparing for tutorials and seminars, preparing for, and completing, module assessments and revision for examinations; forming an essential part of a student’s learning journey.**What else can I expect?**- Additional facilities include Science Centre, IT suites, dedicated University Centre, study spaces and social areas, and modern Learning Resources Centre.- Online Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) used to enhance and facilitate teaching and independent learning on all programmes.- Experienced, supportive and motivated staff with both academic and industrial experience.- Our experienced Life Coaches are on hand to help you through your University journey from mentoring and coaching to health, wellbeing and resilience. Learn more about how our Life Coaches can support you: https://www.bishopburton.ac.uk/university-centre/life-skills-team-at-ucbb- Talks from a range of visiting speakers.- Opportunities to attend trips to enhance learning.- Students have access to a range of support through our study skills, and health and wellbeing teams. Further information can be found on our website: https://www.bishopburton.ac.uk/student-life/student-support- Relevant extra-curricular activity and/or work experience is encouraged of all students in order to enhance learning.**What kind of job can I get when I graduate?**Students graduating from this programme could follow careers in farm management, genetic technologists, trainee agronomists, machinery dealerships, livestock nutrition as well as farm advisory roles.

Which department am I in?

Agriculture

Study options

Full Time (2 Years)

Tuition fees
Information not available
Start date

11 September 2023

Venue

Riseholme

Riseholme College,

Showground Campus Horncastle Lane,

North Carlton,

LN1 2ZR, England

Full Time (2 Years)

Tuition fees
Information not available
Start date

11 September 2023

Venue

Bishop Burton

University Centre Bishop Burton,

Bishop Burton,

Beverley,

East Riding Of Yorkshire,

HU17 8QG, England

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