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Agriculture BSc (top-up from FdSc) (part-time)

Shuttleworth HE Agriculture


Agriculture BSC (Top-up from FDSC) (Part-time)

This is a two year part-time route to an Agriculture Honours Degree. It is aimed at those who already possess a Foundation Degree, HND or equivalent in Agriculture or a related area. The course is validated by the University of Bedfordshire, with all study taking place at Shuttleworth College. The course offers a scientific approach to the management of agricultural land and livestock with a strong focus on how we can help establish global food security. It fosters the use of scientific inquiry and research principles to solve problems faced in a vocational context. Practical use of farm and laboratory resources will be integral to the delivery of learning, with study trips to external agents providing enhanced learning opportunities.

To apply to this course visit the UCAS website here or call 0345 658 8990 for further information.

Course information

Course content

During this course you will have the option to study a range of units such as: agricultural science research project, environment and climate change, animal physiology and disease and food security.

Entry requirements

You must have a Foundation Degree, HND or equivalent qualification in Agriculture, Animal Science or related subject area.

Assessment methods

You will be assessed through reports, course work, group work and presentations, as well as practical assessments and final exams.

Further study and career options

The course can lead to careers in arable management, crop and livestock research, land management and conservation and scientific research into animal health and nutrition. Graduates can progress onto further post-graduate education for example a Master of Science Degree. Shuttleworth College has excellent contacts with employers and associations in the Agriculture and food production industry.

Additional information

We have established links with agricultural and research enterprises, national and international companies and specialists who provide a wide range of opportunities for our students. Regular visits by industry experts, industry placements and trips are essential parts of this qualification.

There are additional costs of £90 for safety equipment and £750 for trips (optional).

Available Courses
Shuttleworth College
Starts: 26/09/2022
Type: HE
Day(s): Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time(s): 9:00am - 4:30pm
Length: 30 weeks
Fees: £4,625.00

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Funding Information

You could be eligible to take out a loan to cover the cost of your tuition fees. Click on the link below to find out more about the financial support available for our Higher Education courses.

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If you decide to pay for your course yourself, we also offer an affordable Direct Debit instalments option to help spread the cost of tuition fees (terms apply).

Additional Learning Support

If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.

Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome Support

We are committed to developing the provision for students on the autistic spectrum, including Asperger’s Syndrome.


We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 for more information.

Additional formats

Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 to order your copy.