This course is aimed at students who have completed a relevant Foundation Degree or equivalent and require a final year. You will be equipped with the skills needed to manage agricultural resources to meet diverse objectives such as profit, sustainability and environmental protection. Students benefit greatly from guest speakers from companies in the agricultural sector, as well as field visits and attending conferences, allowing practical examples of best practice to be shared. The college has excellent links with local and national companies.
- The global perspective to agricultural production
- Integrated farm management
- Marketing for agriculture
- Rural business planning
- Dissertation research project.
Application for the full-time course is through UCAS, using code DN41 and selecting campus code R.
If you are currently studying for a degree at Riseholme and wish to 'top up' with this course, please apply via our online application form.
Applications for the year you wish to study open in September the year before. Whilst UCAS advertise a January deadline, we continue to accept applications through to the September you wish to start with us, provided we have spaces available.
One year full-time.
There are a wide range of graduate trainee schemes in Agriculture which cover production, management and consultancy.
On completion of this degree you will have the opportunity to enter the agriculture industry at a senior level, working as a farm manager, or in the ancillary industries as technical sales personnel or an agronomist, among others.
Please use the following links to learn more about our policies and procedures.
- Academic Regulations: This programme follow the regulations of The Royal Agricultural University.
- Student Disciplinary Policy
- Higher Education College Charter
Please visit our Document Downloads page to access the college's other policies, i.e. our Mental Health Policy.
A relevant Foundation Degree, related HND at merit level or ordinary degree is required. Life experience of mature students will be taken into account when considering applications. The successful completion of an entry task may be required when considering applications without the required formal entry qualifications.
If your first language is not English, or you require a Tier 4 student visa to study and do not hold GCSE grade C English or equivalent, you will be required to provide evidence of your English language proficiency level such as International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 6.0 overall (with a minimum 5.5 in each skill).
Ivory combines her part-time degree studies with working on the family farm, where she manages the Poultry Unit.
Having already spent three years studying Agriculture at Further Education level at the College, she wanted to increase her knowledge of the sector even more. She admits working and completing her degree has been a challenge, but one she ultimately believes will prove worthwhile.
“I thought it is good to get a degree behind you and thought I could manage work with my studies, rather than coming out of education completely,” said Ivory. “We’ve learned livestock science, agronomy, land-based business and accountancy, among other things.
“The facilities are really good, including going over to use the Bishop Burton farm, and I’ve learned a lot about different aspects of agriculture. It is very well managed and the staff are very supportive.
“Ultimately I want to help expand the family business further and I think this will help me do that.”