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Agricultural and Crop Science
Bachelor of Agricultural and Crop Science
Bachelor of Agricultural and Crop Science

Bachelor of Agricultural and Crop Science

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  • Level:3-Year Bachelor's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

English Requirements

  • IELTS 6.0 (no less than 5.5 in each element) or
  • PTE 65 (with a minimum of 59 in each element) or
  • TOEFL (iBT) 79 (with a minimum of 17 in writing and listening, 18 in reading and 20 in speaking)

Course Information

Environmental challenges mean that crop science is now a vital subject for our future. There is a growing demand for major food crops and the production of biofuels.

You'll develop your understanding of crop science, management skills and commercial awareness. You can get a closer look at current practice around the UK on the Agronomy Field Course. You'll see how growers use crop physiology understanding to inform their management practices.

  • Study plant physiology, applying this to farms and the development of future crops
  • Grow, manage and market your own crop in our enterprise module
  • Visit commercial and research organisations
  • Gain industry knowledge through our research collaborations. We work with agricultural consultancy, ADAS, and Hutchinsons, a leading agronomy company in the UK

Sutton Bonington Campus is home to the University Farm and Dairy Centre. The farm is commercially run, with facilities for research and teaching. Farm staff contribute to the teaching on our degree programmes.

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Year 1

You will develop your knowledge of the biological sciences that support crop production. 

  • Sustainable Systems: From Farm to Fork
  • Sustainability in Agricultural Systems
  • The Ecology of Natural and Managed Ecosystems
  • Introduction to Plant Science
  • Introduction to Genetics and Biochemistry
  • Plant Science Research Tutorials
  • Essential Study Skills

Year 2

This year, you'll be introduced to economics and marketing, and how this is applied in agriculture. You'll gain a further understanding of agronomy, using practical sessions to apply your knowledge. 

Core modules

  • Applied Agricultural and Food Marketing
  • Applied Plant Physiology: from cell to crop
  • Plant Pests and Diseases
  • Economic Analysis for Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
  • Enterprise Management Challenge
  • Soils
  • Professional Skills for Bioscientists
  • Research Techniques for Bioscientists

Optional modules

  • Agri-Business Enterprise and Innovation
  • Climate Change Science
  • Ecosystem Processes
  • Practical Policy Making

Year 3

You'll choose a research project to suit your interests, which can be undertaken on the University Farm or as part of an industry placement year.  You can start your project in year two to allow you to spend a full growing season studying a field crop for your research.

Core modules

  • Agronomy Field Course
  • Agriculture Research Project
  • Field Crops Cereals

Optional modules

  • Agronomy Case Study
  • Rural Business Management
  • Current Issues in Crop Science
  • Genetic Improvement of Crop Plants
  • Management Consultancy
  • Plants and the Light Environment
  • Plant Disease Control
  • Plants and the Soil Environment

 Agrics Society

The student Agrics Society host many events throughout the year including trips to a variety of farms, guest speakers and socials in Nottingham and locally. They organise training and certifications using university facilities such as tractor licenses.

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Opportunities in this sector are likely to increase as environmental constraints and growing demand require greater efficiency in crop production.

Roles include:

  • agronomy
  • plant breeding
  • crop production
  • arable farm managers

You could work as a consultant or in agrochemical and produce marketing roles. You may decide to follow a research career in further education or industry.

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

Insurance-Single: 300 GBP/year

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