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Agricultural Bioscience topup degree BSc/BSc Hons

Scotland’s Rural College

Full-time

Undergraduate

For those with a relevant HND, entry into year 3 of the BSc (Hons) Agricultural Bioscience is offered.

Agricultural Professional Practice MSc

Scotland’s Rural College

Distance learning

Other

The programme is a mix of technical production, management, and skills development modules. The MSc consists of eight taught modules, followed by a period of dissertation project work. Five modules are compulsory: 

Professional Leadership and Management

This module will develop key skills required for professional practice in Agriculture eg. communication skills, facilitating meetings, networking, customer relations, presentation skills and dealing with the media. It will also focus on professionalism, leadership and management skills and will include the setting of personal goals for career progression and identifying relevant CPD opportunities. Participants will be encouraged to...

Agricultural Professional Practice PgDip

Scotland’s Rural College

Distance learning

Other

The programme is a mix of technical production, management, and skills development modules. The PgDip consists of eight taught modules. Five modules are compulsory: 

Professional Leadership and Management

This module will develop key skills required for professional practice in Agriculture eg. communication skills, facilitating meetings, networking, customer relations, presentation skills and dealing with the media. It will also focus on professionalism, leadership and management skills and will include the setting of personal goals for career progression and identifying relevant CPD opportunities. Participants will be encouraged to identify and display appropriate attitudes, behaviors and values...

Agricultural Science HND

Scotland’s Rural College

Full-time

HNC / HND

Your studies will include livestock breeding, nutrition and disease control, soil science, crop nutrition, breeding and protection, agricultural energy efficiency and pollution control, with a choice of elective subjects ranging from renewable energy and specialised field crops to the quality and processing of agricultural products.

The course provides a thorough training in practical and laboratory skills, together with farm and industrial visits to reinforce the relevance of your studies. A second year case study will allow you to apply your scientific understanding to solve a technical problem on a selected farm.

Agricultural Technology BSc/BSc Hons

Scotland’s Rural College

Full-time, Part-time

Undergraduate

SRUC gives you the opportunity to develop a complete understanding of Agricultural Technology and how it can be applied. Throughout the course you will also develop other skills for the workplace, e.g. in IT, data handling, problem-solving and communication. Teaching isn’t confined to the classroom. Case studies, study tours, conferences and visits to relevant development sites, research institutes and commercial companies further demonstrate the implementation and latest applications of the technologies studied. To further prepare you for employment, you will undertake real case studies involving the development of specific sites. The third year case study involves working as...

Agriculture BSc / BSc Hons

Scotland’s Rural College

Full-time, Part-time

Undergraduate

Tutorials and seminars with researchers and consultants will be a feature of the degree course. You will study topical issues and the latest technological advancements in agricultural science in modules such as New Perspectives in Plant Protection and Animal Feed Technology.

As you progress through your studies, your exposure to and interaction with specialist research and consultancy staff will increase. To provide an international perspective, you can undertake an overseas study tour based on a relevant theme.

In your fourth year you will undertake your own research project in a subject which interests you,...

Agriculture Crops or Mixed Farming SVQ at SCQF Level 6

Scotland’s Rural College

Work based training

Vocational

Crops strand: specialist units will teach you how to prepare planting equipment and plant crops monitor and maintain the provision of nutrients to crops and plan and manage thharvesting of crops.

Mixed farming strand: the course units will cover both knowledge and practical skills in the areas of health and safety, health and welfare of livestock and will teach you how to prepare planting equipment and plant crop, monitor and maintain the provision of nutrients to crops and establish and confirm pregnancy in livestock.

A Modern Apprenticeship for this level can be achieved by...

Agriculture HNC

Scotland’s Rural College

Full-time, Part-time

HNC / HND

Throughout the course you will develop:

skills and knowledge in crop production, animal production and mechanisation along with the ability to complete and maintain appropriate records and documents
an awareness of health and safety, animal welfare and environmental issues directly related to agriculture
the skills in production agriculture which, along with practical experience, will enable you to undertake the running of a farm enterprise at enterprise manager or assistant farm manager level.

You will study a wide range of subjects including modules such as Arable Crop Production, Farm Power, Livestock Breeding, Soils...

Agriculture HND

Scotland’s Rural College

Full-time, Part-time

HNC / HND

Throughout the course you will develop:

an overview of all agricultural systems including livestock, crops and farm buildings and machinery   
the essential business skills necessary to run a successful farm business
an understanding of how agriculture relates to animal welfare, environmental and conservation issues
the skills and knowledge to pursue a career at supervisory/junior management level within agricultural industries, or for self employment in farming or other land-based sectors.

You will study a wide range of subjects including modules such as Crop and Livestock Mechanisation, Farm Buildings and Controlled Environments, Livestock...

Agriculture NC

Scotland’s Rural College

Full-time

Group Award or National Certificate

A range of topics will be covered during the course including livestock husbandry, crop and grassland production and machinery operation. Topics such as farm maintenance skills and farm record keeping may also be included.

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