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Agriculture (with integrated year in industry) FdSc

Aberystwyth University

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  • Qualification

    Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc

  • Location

    Main Site (Aberystwyth)

  • Study mode

    Sandwich / Placement

  • Start date

    26-SEP-22

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

This Foundation Degree in Agriculture which includes a year in industry is a three-year vocational qualification suitable for anyone wishing to develop their farming knowledge or retrain for a career in agriculture. You will be joining one of the most highly regarded departments in the UK. Agriculture is the mainstay of rural communities and a significant UK industry sector. You will study a fascinating blend of science, technology and management methods, starting with a firm grounding in business, economics and land use. You will move on to cover topics including the physiology of animal groups in the context of environmental conditions, the biodiversity of habitats, conservation, productivity and human impact on the countryside. Our agricultural students will be taught by enthusiastic teaching experts, who you may have already seen on TV documentaries or your favourite radio show. The department has over 1000ha of farmland which includes lowland and upland sheep farms, a 500 cow dairy herd, intensive and extensive beef production systems. Out of all the oats grown in the UK, 65% have come from varieties bred and developed at IBERS Aberystwyth University. Students on this course will have the opportunity to undertake a work experience placement for 9 months. This will enhance your employability prospects and give you the head start in the competitive industrial world over other graduates. The industrial placement in the agricultural sector is designed to allow you to obtain the relevant skills that the employer is seeking, making the transition from campus to career smooth.Our students benefit access to the numerous university farms, upon successful completion of the Agriculture degree, you will have the core capabilities and skills demanded in employment such as Agricultural Consultant; Farm Manager; Agronomist; Animal Nutritionist.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 16,300per year

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University information

Aberystwyth University

  • University League Table

    58th

  • Campus address

    Aberystwyth University, Penglais, Aberystwyth, United Kingdom, SY23 3FL, Wales

Welcoming international students since 1872. Over 100 different nationalities are represented on campus, creating a truly multicultural learning environment.
Highly-rated teaching (TEF Gold) and a high rate of graduate employability.
Generous scholarships and bursaries for international students.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    5th out of 19 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 155
    129 89%

    8th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    65.0 65%

    5th

    4
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.10 82%

    10th

    5

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