FdSc Agriculture :: Riseholme College

Course: FdSc Agriculture

Department: Agriculture

Type: Degree

Duration: Two years full-time or three years part-time

The Programme

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.

What You Study

  • Crop and livestock production
  • Impacts of agriculture on the environment
  • Machinery
  • Business principles
  • Agronomy
  • Livestock science
  • Advanced land-based business.

How To Apply

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.

Entry Requirements

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 Arden

FdSc Agriculture

Ivory combines her part-time degree studies with working on the family farm, where she manages the Poultry Unit.