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Agriculture Top-up BSc (Hons)

Aberystwyth University

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site (Aberystwyth)

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 Years

Course summary

This one-year BSc Agriculture (Top-up) degree at Aberystwyth University will provide a direct route to a BSc Honours degree if you already hold a FdSc or HND in Agriculture (subject to grades) or other equivalent course. Aberystwyth is surrounded by a great diversity of farmland and agricultural terrain, and you will receive a high-quality academic education alongside vocational training on our commercially-managed university farms.The BSc Agriculture (Top-up) degree will provide you with a sound understanding of planning techniques for farm businesses, including how to construct fully detailed farm business plans. You will also gain practical experience of acting as a consultant to the manager or owner of an agricultural enterprise or business, providing solutions to the real-life challenges facing them. You will also have the opportunity to specialise in livestock production, crop and grassland production or the agri-environment through a choice of optional modules.**Here is why we think that Aberystwyth is a great place for you**- You will experience inspiring teaching that provides you with the practical skills and scientific knowledge base to underpin your future career- You will have access to our own farms and will visit farms and commercial businesses that are industry leaders in innovation and technical know-how- You will take part in a week-long field course / study tour to gain an understanding of the relationship between policy, socio-economic factors, agricultural practices and the rural economy- You will benefit from lectures by guest speakers from the agricultural sector.**A prize-winning institute that will help you reach your full potential!**This top-up degree is delivered by our award-winning Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS), which is also the home of the Farm Business Survey for Wales. Aberystwyth University has a long-established and enviable reputation throughout the world for its teaching and research in agriculture and rural science, and IBERS is the largest and best-resourced university department of its kind in the UK.Your BSc in Agriculture (Top-up) opens up a range of exciting opportunities for employment and further training. You will be a strong candidate for work as an agricultural consultant, farm manager or agronomist and a wide range of roles in the ancillary industries and with government and local authorities. Throughout your training you will develop a wealth of skills that can be easily transferred into almost any graduate or professional employment situation.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 16,300per 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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Normally must pass a Foundation Degree or HND in Agriculture or another appropriate subject area with an overall grade of Merit or above


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Aberystwyth University

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  • 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%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    65.0 65%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.10 82%



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