Hadlow College, University of Greenwich, London/ United Kingdom

B.Sc. International Agriculture

Internationally, agriculture is developing fast. There is demand across the world for technically competent agriculturalists who understand the global conditions in which agriculture operates. This practical programme focuses on efficient and environmentally sustainable crop and livestock production systems, and international agricultural development, trade and marketing.

Description

Internationally, agriculture is developing fast. There is demand across the world for technically competent agriculturalists who understand the global conditions in which agriculture operates. This practical programme focuses on efficient and environmentally sustainable crop and livestock production systems, and international agricultural development, trade and marketing.

Industrial experience is an important part of the programme and normally takes place during year 2 on a part-time basis. Some students may elect to complete their experience full-time in the summer between years 1 and 2 or years 2 and 3. Hadlow College has many contacts for agriculture industry placements in the UK, mainland Europe, USA and a number of other countries. UK and European study tours are also an important feature of the programme.

Aims of the programme

  • To understand agricultural science and practice in the UK and across the world
  • To be able to apply relevant business principles in an agricultural context
  • To appreciate the importance of wider issues of trade, development and sustainability in agriculture
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Detailed Course Facts

Tuition fee
  • GBP 9000 Year (EEA)
  • GBP 10350 Year (Non-EEA)

EU/Home: £9,000 International: £10,350

Scholarships available - please see our website www.gre.ac.uk/scholarships

Start date September  2015
Duration full-time 36  months
Languages Take an IELTS test
  • English
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time

Course Content

Year 1

  • Crop Science and Production (30 credits)
  • Animal Science and Production (30 credits)
  • Soil Science (15 credits)
  • Machinery (15 credits)
  • Principles of Management (Land-Based) (15 credits)
  • Practical Agricultural Skills (15 credits)

Year 2

  • International Crop Production (30 credits)
  • International Livestock Production (30 credits)
  • International Mechanisation and Technology (15 credits)
  • Applied Enterprise Management (15 credits)
  • Research Skills (15 credits)
  • Industrial Experience (15 credits)

Year 3

  • Organisational Studies (15 credits)
  • Honours Project (30 credits)
  • International Agricultural Trade and Development (15 credits)
  • International Sustainability (15 credits)
  • International Field Study (15 credits)
  • International Agricultural Planning (15 credits)
  • Operational Management (15 credits)

Extra Learning Opportunities

During the programme students are given the opportunity to take up additional training and study in the following:

  • International Study Tours/Placements
  • Food and Environment Protection Act (FEPA) Sprayer Tests
  • Forklift and Tractor Operation
  • First Aid
  • Proficiency Tests in Livestock, Machinery and Veterinary Medicines

English Language Requirements

To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

take an IELTS test.
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Requirements

Applicants should have:

240 UCAS points

FROM A-levels, preferably one in a Science based subject

OR a Level 3 vocational qualification

PLUS all applicants should also have a GCSE grade C or above in English, mathematics and science.

• Life experiences are taken into account when considering applications.

• Applications from mature students are welcome.

Students have access to the college's commercial farms, both of which offer excellent practical resources. These include a 130 cow dairy herd, beef, pig and poultry units, flock of 600 breeding sheep, crops and pasture leys, plus access to a 400 hectare arable estate for teaching purposes.

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

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