BSc (Hons)

Agriculture*

Top
5
In the UK for Agriculture, forestry and food
in The Guardian University Guide 2019
  • UCAS code(s): D406 / D407
  • Level(s) of study: Undergraduate
  • Study mode(s): Full-time / Sandwich
  • Location: Brackenhurst Campus
  • Starting: September 2020
  • Course duration: Three years full-time or four years with placement

*This course is subject to validation. We expect full validation of this course in summer 2019.

This course focuses on innovative agriculture. It will provide you with the skills and knowledge needed to apply sustainable agriculture practices and to play a part in global food security.

Why choose this course?

  • Study at our Brackenhurst Campus - a 200-hectare working farm and rural estate.
  • This course has been co-designed with the National Trust, one of the largest land owners in the UK.
  • You'll get the chance to undertake a significant research project in an area of your interest.
  • We're ranked third in the UK for agriculture, forestry and food courses (Guardian League Table 2019).
  • You'll have access to specialist equipment for exploring agriculture both in the field and in the laboratory.
  • Get the best of both worlds - you can split your free time between the Brackenhurst Campus and the vibrant city of Nottingham.

What you'll study

Our world is changing. Feeding an increasing population against a backdrop of different weather patterns induced by climate change presents a future challenge to the farming industry. We must adopt innovative and sustainable approaches whilst providing effective environmental stewardship. This course offers the opportunity to study at the University's 200-hectare farm and rural estate based at our Brackenhurst Campus. Here you'll practice and devise new techniques and technologies to enhance sustainable agricultural production.

You'll also have the opportunity to learn from visits and placements with a range of partner organisations. These will give you a broad knowledge of where the sector is and where it needs to go in the future.

  • Module topics include

    • Technological Solutions
    • Novel Crop Production Systems
    • Health and Welfare of Farmed Livestock
    • Farm and Estate Land Management

Careers and employability

Your future career

This course has been designed to allow you to enter this exciting industry in a range of roles. You'll be able to use your expertise to either work in farming at a managerial level, or in the allied industries in roles such as a farm advisor or crop protection specialist. There will also be opportunities for careers for those specialising in sustainable production, environmental protection and agricultural conservation.

Placement opportunities

Between year two and three you'll have the opportunity to take a placement year. Typical work experience takes place on farms, in agricultural research stations and in allied industries such as seed merchants, agricultural consultancies and advisory services.

Entry requirements

What are we looking for?

  • A-levels - BBC, including a Science subject; or
  • BTEC Extended Diploma - DMM, including relevant science modules; or
  • 112 UCAS Tariff points from three A-levels or equivalent qualifications, including an A-level equivalent in a science subject; and
  • GCSEs - English and Maths grade C / 4.

Applicants without A-levels will have their applications assessed for subject compatibility.

We also consider equivalent qualifications and combinations.

If you are unsure whether the qualifications you have, or are currently studying for, meet the minimum entry requirements for this course, please contact us before submitting an application through UCAS.

The UCAS Tariff

We've created a UCAS Tariff calculator to help you work out how many UCAS points your qualifications relate to.

Getting in touch

If you need any more help or information, please email our Admissions Team or call on +44 (0)115 848 4200.

What are we looking for?

We accept qualifications from schools, colleges and universities all over the world for entry onto our courses. If you’re not sure how your international qualification matches our course requirements please visit our international qualifications page.

Foundation courses

If you need to do a foundation course to meet our course requirements please visit Nottingham Trent International College (NTIC). If you’re already studying in the UK at a school or college and would like to know if we can accept your qualification please visit our foundation courses page.

English language entry requirements

If English is not your first language you need to show us that your language skills are strong enough for intensive academic study. We usually ask for an IELTS test and we accept some alternative English language tests.

Help and support

If you have any questions about your qualifications or about making an application to the University please email our International Team for advice.

How to apply

Ready to join us? Then apply as soon as you can. Just click the Apply button at the top of the page and follow the instructions for applying. Make sure you check the entry requirements above carefully before you do.

Writing your application and personal statement

Be honest, thorough and persuasive in your application. Remember, we can only make a decision based on what you tell us. So include all of your qualifications and grades, including resits or predicted grades.

Your personal statement is a really important part of your application. It’s your chance to convince us why we should offer you a place! You’ve got 4,000 characters to impress us. Make sure you use them to show how your skills and qualities are relevant to the course(s) you’re applying for. For more hints and tips, take a look at our page on how to write a good personal statement.

Keeping up-to-date

After you’ve applied, we’ll be sending you important emails throughout the application process so check your emails regularly, including your junk mail folder.

You can get more information and advice about applying to NTU on our Your Application page. Good luck with your application!

Getting in touch

If you need any more help or information, please email our Admissions Team or call on +44 (0)115 848 4200.

Please read our notes on the University's commitment to delivering the educational services advertised.

You can apply directly to the University for an undergraduate course if you’re not applying to any other UK university in the same year. If you are applying to more than one UK university you must apply through UCAS.

Apply as early as you can so that you have time to prepare for your studies. If you need a visa to study here you need to plan this into your application.

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Keeping up-to-date

After you’ve applied, we’ll be sending you important emails throughout the application process so check your emails regularly, including your junk mail folder.

Good luck with your application!

Getting in touch

If you need any more help or information, please email our Admissions Team or call on +44 (0)115 848 4200.

Please read our notes on the University's commitment to delivering the educational services advertised.

Fees and funding

Preparing for the financial side of student life is important, but there’s no need to feel anxious and confused about it. We hope that our fees and funding pages will answer all your questions.

Getting in touch

For more advice and guidance, you can contact our Student Financial Support Service.

Tel: +44 (0)115 848 2494

What do the course fees cover?

All mandatory costs for the course are covered in the course fee. In addition, most study modules will recommend one or more core textbooks, which most students choose to purchase. Book costs vary between courses and further information is available in the University’s bookshop. A good supply of these essential textbooks are available in the University libraries which students can easily borrow or access directly whilst studying in the library.

Students may choose to apply for a placement option during their course. If successful, students will be expected to pay for accommodation, travel and living costs whilst on placement.

All students will also be expected to provide their own steel toe-capped safety boots and working overalls.

While we aim to keep any extra study costs to a minimum, please see our page on additional costs and optional extras to find out about any additional expenses you may incur on your course.

International fees and scholarships

For information on international and EU fees and advice on how to pay, please visit our international fees page.

We offer prestigious scholarships to new international students holding offers to study at the University. For details and an application form please visit our international scholarships information.

What do the course fees cover?

All mandatory costs for the course are covered in the course fee. In addition, most study modules will recommend one or more core textbooks, which most students choose to purchase. Book costs vary between courses and further information is available in the University’s bookshop. A good supply of these essential textbooks are available in the University libraries which students can easily borrow or access directly whilst studying in the library.

Students may choose to apply for a placement option during their course. If successful, students will be expected to pay for accommodation, travel and living costs whilst on placement.

All students will also be expected to provide their own steel toe-capped safety boots and working overalls.

While we aim to keep any extra study costs to a minimum, please see our page on additional costs and optional extras to find out about any additional expenses you may incur on your course.

Still need help?

+44 (0)115 941 8418