Undergraduate

d402 - Agriculture w Farm Business Management BSc

Agriculture with Farm Business Management BSc Honours

UCAS Code: D402 (3 Years)

Course Overview

This degree focuses on the management of each element of an agricultural business: the whole estate; the farm; and individual arable, livestock and diversified enterprises.

Two students undertake fieldwork in a field of rapeseed flowers. Hands-on experience is provided through a second-year crop management project, regular visits to the University's commercial farms and vacation opportunities that include lambing and harvest jobs.
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At a Glance

UCAS Code
D402

UCAS Institution Name and Code
NEWC, N21

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Degree Awarded
BSc Honours

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Course Duration
3 Years

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Entry Requirements
A Level: ABB-BBB
IB:30-32 points

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Opportunities
Work placement

You study wide-ranging agriculture topics in your first two years, exploring biology, soil science, nutrition, management, accounting and law.

In your third year, you specialise in farm business management. You will explore management techniques used for decision-making in agricultural businesses.

Core modules develop your skills in:

  • farm planning and organisation
  • budgeting and accounting
  • land law

You can boost your employability and professional skills with an optional placement year in industry or the commercial sector. 

You'll also enjoy practical workshops and demonstrations of the major software used in farm business planning and control, and apply your knowledge to real farm case studies.

Highlights of this degree

Student profile

We are a close group of people on the course as it’s a small group, and being able to form relationships with staff allows us to get the best out of our degrees.

Henry, Agriculture with Farm Business Management BSc Honours
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Course Details

Our degrees are divided into stages. Each stage lasts for an academic year and you need to complete modules totalling 120 credits by the end of each stage.

Please be aware that course modules do change and therefore may differ for your year of entry.

Stage 1

Compulsory modules

Stage 2

Compulsory modules

The first two years are the same for all of our agriculture degrees so you have the flexibility to change between them up to the end of Stage 2 should you find your interests change.

If you wish to take ACE3037 Crop Pests Field Course at Stage 3, please note that this module will take place at the end of the Semester 2 assessment period of Stage 2.

Stage 3

Compulsory modules

Optional modules

You take 40 credits of the following optional modules:

Other optional modules may also be available.

Entry Requirements

All candidates are considered on an individual basis. If your qualifications are not listed here, please see our additional entry requirements web pages to find out which other qualifications are considered. 

The entrance requirements below apply to 2017 entry.

Careers

Farm Business Management careers

Newcastle agriculture graduates are highly regarded in the world of agriculture and related industries and as a result have a wide choice of careers open to them.

Whilst many graduates are employed in farm management or go on to manage their own farms, others use the breadth of skills and experience that they develop during their degree to follow a range of opportunities in the service and supply industries. These include research, and advisory and consultancy work with public and private organisations.

Graduates also find employment in commercial companies supplying fresh and processed produce, seeds, fertilisers, agrochemicals, animal feedstuffs, veterinary products and equipment.

Building on their background in economics, business studies and farm and estate management, some of our students enter careers in finance where they are particularly well equipped to work as agricultural specialists. We are confident that Newcastle agriculture graduates have the breadth of knowledge and skills needed to succeed in whatever they choose to do.

Some of our recent graduates have gone on to a variety of positions such as: agronomist, Agrovista UK Ltd; farm management consultant, Brown and Co; reserves officer, Durham Wildlife Trust; Director of Rural Research, Bidwells Property Consultants; higher executive officer, DEFRA; farm manager, Co-operative Farms; and animal nutritionist, Harbro Ltd.

Find out more about the career options for Agriculture from Prospects: The UK's Official Careers Website.

What our graduates go on to do: employment and further study choices

See what our recent graduates went on to do and view graduate destinations statistics. These statistics are based on what graduates were doing on a specific date, approximately six months after graduation. The most recent data available is for graduates who completed their course in 2014/15.

The destination data is available in varying levels, beginning with the University and moving through Faculty and School down to individual course reports. This final level may give you some useful ideas about possible options after your course or a course you are considering.

Careers and employability at Newcastle

Newcastle University consistently has one of the best records for graduate employment in the UK.

94% of our 2014/15 UK/EU graduates progressed to employment or further study within six months of graduating.

Of our graduates who entered employment 85% were in a professional or managerial position.

We provide an extensive range of opportunities to all students through an initiative called ncl+. This enables you to develop personal, employability and enterprise skills and to give you the edge in the employment market after you graduate.

Our award-winning Careers Service is one of the largest and best in the country, and we have strong links with employers.

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