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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Preston Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

About the course

The course is delivered at University Centre Myerscough and awarded by the University of Central Lancashire.

Agriculture is an exciting and fast developing industry, harnessing new science and technology to increase productivity and efficiency on farms. Creative approaches, critical thinking, and innovation are needed to drive forward this longstanding yet resilient industry.

There is a shortage of skilled professionals in a wide variety of positions in the sector who can take on these challenges of new agriculture production, harnessing technology and forging policy. BSc Agriculture aims to help fill this skills shortage giving you a wide knowledge of the industry, along with analytical and problem solving skills demanded of such roles.

Making use of our Farming and Food Innovation & Technology Centre, this course will focus on livestock and crop production as well as essential business entrepreneurism. The final year options allows you to specialise in either livestock or crops or continue to study a mix of both with an emphasis on sustainable and novel technologies.

Learning and 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 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.


On successful completion of the BSc (Hons) programme students may wish to apply for our MSc Integrated Crop Management course.


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

  • Agriculture Quality Assurance Officer
  • Agricultural or crop or Livestock Research
  • Agricultural Consultant
  • Agricultural Finance and Insurance
  • Agricultural Journalism
  • Arable Specialist
  • Agronomist
  • AI Technician
  • Farm Animal Nutritionists
  • Crop Chemical Specialist
  • Crop Marketing
  • Farm Business Advisor
  • Farm Management
  • Feed Sales Management
  • Field Trials Officer
  • Food Supply Chain Manager
  • Food Purchase Manager
  • Livestock Breeding Specialist
  • Plant Breeding Specialist
  • Veterinary Drugs Representative

Application deadline

26 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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