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BSc (Hons) Agricultural Practice Top-up

Make the most of your own 360-hectare classroom complete with its own commercial farm and learning centre. Benefit from international learning opportunities and partnerships with big brands.

Top-up your existing qualifications to a full BSc degree. Focus on an area of agriculture to match your interests and career goals. Gain industry experience and uncover new knowledge through research. Explore new technologies and graduate with the skills you need for your career.

You’ll benefit from your own 360-hectare classroom, gaining hands-on experience on our own commercial farm, Home Farm.

Central to the degree is developing you to adapt to the demands of modern agriculture and sustainability issues.

You could choose to focus on crop production, livestock, international farming or a mixture of all three. You’ll conduct your own business and research projects throughout the year, focusing on an agreed topic that uncovers new knowledge relating to current farming issues and developments.

You'll spend time in industry alongside learning on campus. You might already have employment that you can use as your work placement or we can help you find something to match what you want to do.

Industry opportunities

You’ll spend time in industry, which is great preparation for your next step. Recent work placements have been undertaken across the UK and overseas, including subsistence farming in Uganda, working for abattoirs, seed companies, as well as arable and livestock farms in Gloucestershire, Suffolk and Cornwall.

This course is ideal for those who...

Want to progress their existing qualification and experience, whilst achieving a full BSc honours degree.

Learning and assessment

This programme comprises of different modules, which focus on specific subjects. The modular structure of the programme gives you flexibility and choice and you can attend introductory sessions for optional modules before having to finally decide which ones you wish to study. We usually offer all optional modules available to students however if we believe that we are unable to offer a high quality student experience (which can be particularly affected by low student demand) then we may make the decision not to offer it. 

Assessment is by coursework, written exams and practical exams and ratios may vary depending on the optional modules selected. Some modules have only one assessment, while others have two different types of assessment weighed together for the overall mark.

Graduate destinations

As an agriculture graduate you may well progress into agricultural management roles. Recent graduate destinations have included:

  • Agronomist
  • Livestock enterprise management
  • Shepherd/herd manager
  • Agricultural consultant
  • Agricultural commerce
How to apply for this course

Course Duration

1 Year
1 Year course
Course type:
Full Time

Entry Requirements

A pass at Foundation Degree or HND in a land based related subject.

Why study Agriculture at Hartpury University?

At Hartpury University, you’ll be given the knowledge, practical skills and work experience to stand out from the crowd when you graduate, whether you go into farming or a range of other careers in the land-based industries.

We’ll help you to understand and evaluate scientific thinking and practices and the increasing role of technology within agriculture plus we’ll give you the support and skills you need to develop new ideas and research that place you firmly at the forefront of your chosen field.

Honing your practical skills on our 360-hectare campus, you’ll become confident and competent in a range of practices on the college farm and you’ll be taught by specialists with many years of experience in small teaching groups.

Our extensive on-site and off-site commercial activities, coupled with our contacts and partnerships within the industry locally, nationally and internationally, also provide students with plenty of opportunities to get hands-on experience and learn within real-world environments.

Our graduates have gone on to become farm and estate managers, agronomists, agricultural advisors and sales managers and lecturers, while others have started up their own businesses or supported their family farm to diversify successfully.

Key information

  • Tuition Fees

    Year of entry Mode of study UK/EU International
    2019 Full-time £9,250 £13,000

    Please note that some courses have additional fees - please see the course information sheet (available above) to see specific fee information for this course.

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  • University accommodation

    At Hartpury you could choose to live on campus surrounded by Gloucestershire’s beautiful countryside or off campus in the heart of Gloucester City centre. 

    Whichever option you go for, you’ll get the best of both worlds.

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