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

University Centre Myerscough

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Preston Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 Years

Course summary

About the course

The course is delivered at University Centre Myerscough and awarded by the University of Central Lancashire. The course is a specialised route to top-up to an Honours Degree for those who have a passion for livestock farming and the associated industries and who hold a Foundation Degree or HND in an agricultural related subject or who have completed two years of the BSc Agriculture programme at Myerscough.

Students explore issues affecting sustainable agriculture at both a global and UK level, along with using new and emerging technologies to manage livestock effectively for high welfare and profit. Five modules are studied, allowing for critical analysis of the underpinning science that will shape the future for agriculture with particular reference to the livestock industry. It is designed to enable successful students to develop key employability skills and prepare for a successful career in the UK livestock sector or overseas.

Learning and assessment

Learning activities on the course are diverse, including lectures, seminars, tutorials, practical sessions and workshops.

This course makes use of the extensive on-site research facilities and the College farms.

Students are expected to undertake extensive independent study and research to support lectures, seminars and assessments. Group work and group presentations form an important part of the course. Students will have access to specialist IT hardware and software, an on-line learning environment and reference facility.

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.

Professional accreditations

Students will be encouraged to maintain and develop further links with local and national agricultural organisations such Tenant Farmers Association, NFU, AHDB Dairy, Pork, Beef & Lamb, Breed Societies, NBA, NSA, RASE, agricultural discussion groups and Young Farmers Associations.


On successful completion of the course, students may apply for further qualifications such as MSc, M Phil or PhD


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

  • Agricultural or livestock research
  • Agricultural finance and insurance
  • Agricultural journalism
  • Livestock specialist
  • Consultants
  • Contractor
  • Farm Business Advisor
  • Feed Sales Management
  • Lecturers
  • Livestock Breeding specialist
  • Animal Nutritionists
  • Veterinary Drugs Representative

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 12,700per year

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

University information

University Centre Myerscough

  • Campus address

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

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