This programme has been specifically designed to enable students to enter the industry with the best possible qualifications and experience. You will develop the knowledge and skills you need for a successful career in agriculture through a combination of academic study, practical classes, work experience and study tours. This programme provides an in-depth understanding, not only of agricultural production, but of the essential economic, political and environmental issues which are shaping the future of the farming industry.
- Crop and livestock production
- Impacts of agriculture on the environment
- Business principles
- Livestock science
- Advanced land-based business.
Apply for the full-time course through UCAS using code D400 and selecting campus code R. Entry onto the part-time course is by direct application through 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.
Two years full-time or three years part-time.
Students who complete this course can study the more advanced final year degree programme at Bishop Burton College.
Work at a senior level as an assistant farm manager, technical adviser and consultant for crops and livestock, livestock production manager, farm and land appraiser, trials officer, agricultural sales manager, agricultural inspector and many more.
Find out more about our Foundation Degree in Agriculture.
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.
Applicants should have 80 UCAS points at A-Level or a Level 3 Extended Diploma or equivalent. 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.”