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Agricultural Crop Science (Top-up) BSc (Hons)

University Centre Myerscough

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UCAS CODE: D448

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Preston Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 Years

Course summary

About the course

The course is delivered at University Centre Myerscough and awarded by the University of Central Lancashire. This programme offers a specialised route to top-up to an Honours Degree in crop science for students holding a Foundation Degree or HND in an agricultural related subject or who have completed two years of the BSc Agriculture programme at Myerscough.

The course provides the opportunity to study issues affecting sustainable agriculture at both a global and UK level. Five modules are studied, allowing for critical analysis of the underpinning science that will shape the future for agriculture with particular reference to the arable industry. It is designed to enable successful students to develop key employability skills and prepare for a successful career in the UK arable sector or overseas.

Assessment:

Students will face a variety of assessments including examinations, essays, debates, assignments, technical reports, group and individual presentations, individual study projects and industry based case studies.

Learning Environment:

Learning activities on the course are diverse, including lectures, seminars, tutorials and workshops. This course makes use of the extensive on-site research facilities and the College farms. Students will be expected to undertake extensive independent study and research to support lectures, seminars and assessments. Group work and group presentations will form an important part of the course. Students will also have access to specialist IT hardware and software including an on-line learning platform.

What work experience can I get?

Through core and option modules students will gain hands on experience in a variety of scenarios to build skills that can be used in a working environment.

Progression

On successful completion of the BSc (Hons) programme students may wish to apply for further qualifications such as MSc, M Phil or PhD.

Careers

Graduates will be in a position to apply for posts available in the agricultural industry (and other related industries) including:

  • Agricultural or crop research
  • Agricultural finance and insurance
  • Agricultural journalism
  • Arable specialist
  • Agronomist
  • Consultants
  • Contractor
  • Crop Chemical specialist
  • Crop Marketing
  • Farm Business Advisor
  • Lecturers
  • Plant Breeding specialist

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

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£ 12,700per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

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QUALIFICATION TYPE

Foundation Degree or HND in a related subject or 2 years (one at Level 4 and the other at Level 5) of Honours Degree work in a related discipline achieved at 'pass' standard or above.

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University information

University Centre Myerscough

  • Campus address

    Myerscough College, St Michael's Road, Bilsborrow, Preston, Lancashire, PR3 0RY, England

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