Course: FdSc Agriculture (Precision Crop Technology)

Department: Agriculture

Type: Degree

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

The Programme

This programme gives students the knowledge, understanding and skills required to work at a management level in a precision arable farming production system. Work-based learning is an integral part of the programme, where you will be expected to apply the skills that you have developed in a real work situation. There is also an opportunity to customise your studies to your own career path by applying your research skills to a project that you are particularly interested in, which could also be related to your work experience placement.

What You Study

  • Crop production 
  • Precision technology
  • Soil management 
  • Farm management 
  • Impacts of farming on the environment. 

How To Apply

Application for the full-time programme is through UCAS, using code T43F and selecting campus code R, and application to the part-time course is 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.

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.