Aimed at those currently working in agriculture, and others who wish to combine study with structured employment in the sector, gain relevant experience and apply their experience to their academic studies and to continue to earn a salary.
- Qualification: BSc Honours Degree
- Course Code: D402
- Start Date: 09/09/2019
- Duration: 1 year full-time
- Campus: Easton
- 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.
- Cost:Full-time £8500
This degree programme will provide 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 will also be aimed at those currently working in agriculture, and others who wish to combine study with structured employment in the sector.
Securing food production for the future of the UK and globally in a sustainable manner is key in government priorities and as such the industry needs knowledgeable, forward thinking employees to enter the industry. Agriculture is classically seen as the cultivation of the land and production of animals but modern agriculture encompasses soilless systems, growing under cover, the use of technology and data driven production and needs sound business and management skills in its staff.
This BSc (Hons) top-up programme rounds off the student's knowledge and skills to an honours degree level. Subjects studied at Foundation Degree (or equivalent) are built upon and students have the opportunity to opt for specialist modules of study in business, sustainability, innovative technology and advanced agronomy or sustainable livestock production.
For the academic year 19-20 the tuition feed for this programme are:
All fees quoted are for UK/EU students. For Overseas student please
Students are taught via a combination of lectures, seminars, guest speakers and practical activities within laboratories or on our farm units and estate. This mix of teaching and learning methods allows students to develop both academic and farm competencies side by side, applying theory from the classroom in real situations. Typical groups sizes are of 10-18 but are larger for cross-college modules (40 +), this smaller group profile allows you more contact time and support from our lecturers and subjects specialists. Technical staff such as laboratory technicians, farms technicians and unit managers support the team and may deliver supportive sessions.
Students will be expected to utilise computers widely in research and producing their work and will have access to the programme Virtual learning Environment that support lectures and provided additional materials of interest.
When not in timetabled sessions you are expected to continue learning independently through self-study. Typically this will involve reading journals articles, books and working on individual assessments or project work and preparation for examinations. You will be expected to work in groups at time for formative tasks or for summative assessment. This independent work is supported by the college’s library facilities, HE computer suite/common room and access to online journals and VLE materials.
Students should expect to spend 25-30% of their time in scheduled activities
Teaching Learning and Assessment 300 hours
Independent Learning 900 hours
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 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.
Easton and Otley College aims to support students with learning needs. Applicants that have identified needs are eligible for support via DSA which aims to provide equipment, training or additional support to students on Higher Education programmes. Further information is available at application or during enrolment and induction.
The College provides a bursaries and funds available for undergraduate students which you may be eligible to apply for.
You can check your eligibility for these types of financial support along with their value for more information see the Financial Support pages.
220 hectare farm
Dedicated HE area including common room, study facilities and kitchen
4 on site laboratories
Farm units include- agricultural engineering workshop and machinery, pig unit, poultry unit, suckler cattle, flock of sheep (varying varieties including the Norfolk Horn
Range of teaching and learning rooms including lecture theatre and conference facilities
Well equipped library
Free wi -fi
Free parkingHE accommodation
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.