BSc (Hons) Agriculture (Arable Crop Management) - Writtle University College

BSc (Hons) Agriculture (Arable Crop Management)

UCAS Code: D400

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  • This award prepares students for a wide range of careers in the arable crop production industry and ancillary organisations. The course is designed to give students an opportunity to specialise in farm business management and crop production. On successful completion of the course, students will have an understanding of the broad principles underpinning general arable production whilst monitoring environmental and commercial viability.
  • Course Modules

  • Information about each module can be viewed by clicking on the module title within the table below.

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  • Entry Requirements

  • The following information provides students with the entry requirements for this particular course.

    UCAS Tariff Points
    GCE A Levels
    96 UCAS tariff points, to include one GCE A level grade C or above
    Irish Certificate
    96 UCAS tariff points, to include 3 x B1 or H2 higher
    Scottish Highers
    96 UCAS tariff points, to include 3 x B
    International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma
    Total (IB) Diploma point score of 24 or more
    BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
    BTEC Level 3 Diploma
    C & G Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma (720)
    Distinction (96)
    C & G Level 3 Extended Diploma
    Merit (96)
    C & G Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma (1080)
    Merit (96)
    C & G Level 3 Diploma
    Distinction (96)

    Please note:
    An equivalent or higher combination of grades to that indicated above will also be accepted.

    All applicants must hold a minimum of four GCSE passes at grade C or above to include English, Maths and Science.

    Access course
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    Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL/APEL)
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  • Learning & Teaching Methods

  • The following list shows the variety of learning and teaching methods experienced on this course.

    • Farm walks and practicals
    • Lectures and tutorials
    • Seminars and debates
    • Inquiry-based learning
    • Farm and business visits
    • Online quizzes, wikis and activities
    • Case studies

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  • Assessment Methods

  • Students are assessed in a variety of ways many of which are centred on the College farm, these include.

    • Practical assessments with both livestock and crops
    • Examinations - both multiple choice and essay questions
    • Presentations - both individually and in small groups
    • Essays and technical reports
    • Assessed seminars
    • Case studies
    • Experimental work and laboratory reports
    • Poster presentations
    • Debates
    • Dissertation

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  • Employment Details

  • This list of careers below are those that graduates from this programme have been successful in.

    • Farm Manager
    • Agronomist
    • Supply industry
    • Grain trader
    • Land agent
    • Post-graduate study

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