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BSc (Hons) Agriculture (Regenerative Systems)

New for 2020, BSc (Hons) Agriculture (Regenerative Systems) is the first of it’s kind in the United Kingdom and is recognition of the shifting emphasis and changing direction of the agricultural industry as a result of political, economic social and environmental influences.

The drivers of change include the recent threat to supply chains during the coronavirus crisis, climate change, biodiversity targets, a new UK agricultural policy and an increasing public awareness of the issues surrounding the production of food.

Regenerative Agriculture is an alternative approach to farming production systems that focuses on enhancing and restoring resilient systems and relates to the science of managing the soil, landscapes and communities. The course has been developed to encompass thinking across conservation agriculture, agro-ecology, climate smart agriculture, carbon farming, technology use, and integrated management practices.

Particular emphasis is placed on the importance and relevance of soil health and the integration of livestock along with the practices which underpin the principles. These include minimising soil disturbance, maintaining soil cover, reducing the use of pesticide and artificial fertilizer and using grass leys to build fertility providing food for soil improving livestock. Such farm level practices can contribute to global goals of building resilient local food chains, the provision of ecosystems services and mitigating the impact of climate change.

BSc (Hons) Agriculture (Regenerative Systems) focuses on crop production while the BSc (Hons) Agriculture (Regenerative Systems and Livestock) focuses on livestock, each recognising the importance of a holistic approach, which should include both in a circular structure.

 

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

UCAS Tariff Points
96
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
MMM
BTEC Level 3 Diploma
DD
C & G Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma (720)
Distinction (96)
C & G Level 3 Extended Diploma
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.

GCSEs

All applicants must hold a minimum of four GCSE passes at grade C/4 or above to include English, Maths and Science.

Access course

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Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL/APEL)

Information about our Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL/APEL) policy can be found on our Higher Education Regulations and Policies page.

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

  • Farm walks and practicals
  • Tutorials
  • Seminars and debates
  • Inquiry-based learning
  • Farm visits
  • Online quizzes, wikis and activities
  • Laboratory practical classes including dissections

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

Good to know...

Undergraduate part-time student loans are available to students that have already studied at degree/higher education level before!

Under the equivalent or lower qualification (ELQ) exception rule, our Agriculture, Horticulture and Sustainable Food honours degrees are all eligible for part-time funding.


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