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  • Qualification

    Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc

  • Location

    Preston Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    2 Years

Course summary

About the course

The course helps you develop knowledge alongside technical, practical and employability skills, to allow you to relate your studies to current issues and challenges in the farming industry. Set over 2 years and making use of our Farming and Food Innovation and Technology Centre, the course offers a broad range of topics, and aims to equip you for an exciting future in farming and food production.

Agriculture is also a major global employer and many students find their newly learnt skills are in demand overseas. If you enjoy the challenge of farming and its theories, innovation and policy, this is the course for you.

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.


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


On successful completion of the FdSc programme students may apply for further qualifications such as BSc (Hons) Agriculture, BSc (Hons) Agricultural Livestock Science (Top-up) or BSc (Hons) Agricultural Crop Science (Top-up).


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

  • Farm Management
  • Livestock specialist
  • Contractor
  • Farm Business Advisor
  • Feed Sales Management
  • Livestock Breeding specialist
  • Animal Nutritionists
  • AI Technicians
  • 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.

Entry requirements

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A level : CE

AS levels may be used to contribute to entry requirements but they are not sufficient for entry on their own.


University information

University Centre Myerscough

  • Campus address

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

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