Learning in practice

Course structure

Students on a farm visitThe degree is based around a number of core modules, with other optional modules selected with guidance from your Personal Tutor and Programme Director. Our aim is to build on a number of key management skills and techniques yet still provide you with a flexible programme by offering multiple optional modules through which you can explore your own interests.

This course recognises that Agriculture is a very broad subject and the core modules ensure that all students have a working knowledge of the most important aspects. The optional modules however, mean that those of you who wish to specialise can follow one of four pathways: Animals; Crops; Agri-Environment; Agri-Business. You can use the optional modules to combine two or more of these areas in your degree. Teaching is through lectures, seminars, practical work, visits and directed private study.

The course requires a substantial amount of independent reading, research and study. Students are expected to take personal responsibility and show initiative in developing their knowledge and understanding of the field of study. Students will also have the opportunity to enhance and develop their communication, presentation, information handling and problem solving skills, and the use of information technology. Students will learn to work independently, under time pressures, and will be expected to set priorities and manage their time in order to meet strict deadlines.


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