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BSc (Hons) Agriculture (Top-Up)

  • 6

    Level
    Level 6

  • Duration
    Multiple - see below

  • Start Date
    September 2021

  • Venue
    Easton College

  • Course Code
    F0078

Start Dates

  • September 2021, Full-time, 1 year
  • September 2021, Part-time, 2 years

Summary

This course is subject to re-validation during the 20/21 academic year and therefore the details below may change.

This degree programme provides a route for progression as a top-up from Easton College's current Foundation Degree in Agricultural Management, and similar Foundation Degree programmes elsewhere. The programme is ideal if you are currently working in agriculture, or who wish to combine study with structured employment in the sector, allowing you to gain relevant experience, apply your experience to your academic studies and to continue to earn a salary.

Why Our College?

Real working environment

Learn on our operational commercial farm covering over 200 hectares.

£9bn industry

with over 476,000 workers on farms in the UK.

Show your skills

Exhibit your work at regional agricultural shows.

Entry Requirements

Our typical offer is 240 credits (120 at Level 4 and 120 at Level 5) or equivalent HND qualifications in suitable subject areas are accepted - subject to an additional bridging 60 credit module Credit transfer and accreditation of prior learning or experience: If you have achieved a qualification of credits towards a Higher Education programme at another Higher Education Institution you may be able to enter this top up year or accredit matching modules. Please see our further information on our Credit Transfer/APL/APEL area.

Assessment

The programme provides you with a range of opportunities to display your understanding and application of the subject informally prior to summative assessments that will count towards your final grade. Each module normally contains at least one piece of formative (practice) work for which feedback is provided from tutors or peers but grades will not be provided for this work.

Formal (summative) assessments may be mid or towards the end of modules. A range of methods are utilised to assess performance including (but not limited to) examinations, essays or literature reviews, presentations, posters, portfolios, observed practical work and project reports. The grades from each formal assessment count towards an overall module grade.

The balance of assessment by examination and assessment by coursework depends on modules selected.

Feedback:
Feedback on coursework is provided via an online system. Feedback on examination performance is available in a broad summary but further feedback is available on request to the module leader.

Feedback is intended to help you to learn and to build your performance over time, therefor we encourage discussion of performance and progress with your programme tutor.

We aim to provide feedback within 21 working days.

Progression

On successful completion of the BSc (Hons) students may apply for post graduate study at other institutions in similar subjects at other institutions (subject to APL/APEL and/or entry requirements) Students may select to enter employment or graduate internships in a range of industry based careers such as agronomy, food production, farm business management, research, data analysis, agricultural engineering, freelance or contract farming.

Fees

September 2021, Full-time, 1 year

£9,000 per annum

September 2021, Part-time, 2 years

£4,500 per annum. Students will be required to complete 60 credits (0.5 of the full-time course) in any one academic year.

Why Our College?

Real working environment

Learn on our operational commercial farm covering over 200 hectares.

£9bn industry

with over 476,000 workers on farms in the UK.

Show your skills

Exhibit your work at regional agricultural shows.

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