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Diploma of Higher Education in Agriculture

Writtle University College
Course summary
2-4 years
Full time/part time
Chelmsford
Next available date: Enquire for more information - Chelmsford
Postgraduate Education

Course description

Diploma of Higher Education in Agriculture

Revised for 2020, our Diploma of Higher Education in Agriculture course recognises the changes in UK agriculture in the wake of the new agriculture policy and the threat of climate change. While the broad themes of the course are food production systems & precision farming, the economic, social and environmental sustainability of practices are recognised and evaluated as are the links to food security, consumer behaviour and supply chains.

This two year full time award has been developed to give students knowledge of arable and livestock farming with a wider consideration of environmental impacts and sustainability.

On successful completion of the course, students will have an understanding of the broad principles underpinning general farm production whilst monitoring environmental and commercial viability.

Suitability - Who should attend?

  • UCAS Tariff Points: 80
  • GCE A Levels: 80 UCAS tariff points, to include one GCE A level grade C or above
  • Irish Certificate: 80 UCAS tariff points, to include 2 x B1 or H2 higher
  • Scottish Highers: 80 UCAS tariff points, to include 2 x B
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma: Total (IB) Diploma point score of 24 or more
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma: MMP
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma: DM
  • C & G Level 3 Extended Diploma: Pass (48 + in combination with other qualifications to meet 80)
  • C & G Level 3 Diploma: Distinction (72 + in combination with other qualifications to meet 80)
  • GCSEs: All applicants must hold a minimum of four GCSE passes at grade C/4 or above to include English, Maths and Science.

Training Course Content

Stage One

Semester 1

  • Graduate, Professional Skills
  • Biological Processes
  • Agribusiness Management for a Circular Economy
  • Global and Local Food Systems
  • Introduction to Livestock and Production Systems
  • Integrated Production Systems
  • Introduction to Regenerative Agriculture

Semester 2

  • Graduate, Professional Skills
  • Principles of Sustainable Development
  • Climate, Soils and Land Use
  • Agribusiness Management for a Circular Economy
  • Global and Local Food Systems
  • Introduction to Livestock and Production Systems
  • Integrated Production Systems
  • Introduction to Regenerative Agriculture

Stage Two

Semester 3

  • Academic and Professional Development
  • Political and Economic Contexts
  • Livestock Production Systems
  • Issues and Solutions In Crop Production
  • Fresh Produce Production

Semester 4

  • Academic and Professional Development
  • International Value Chain
  • Livestock Production Systems
  • Issues and Solutions In Crop Production
  • Fresh Produce Production

Course delivery details

Learning & Teaching Methods

The following list shows the variety of learning and teaching methods experienced on this course.

  • Farm walks and practicals
  • Lectures and tutorials
  • Seminars and debates
  • Inquiry-based learning
  • Farm and business visits
  • Online quizzes, wikis and activities
  • Case studies

Why choose Writtle University College

Ranked Top University-Sector Institution in East Anglia for overall student satisfaction!

*Based on NSS 2021 Based on Taught Data

Beautiful rural campus situated between London and the coast.

Rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted

Expenses

Home Students

Full-time

  • £9,250

Part-time

  • £1,156 per 15 credit module
  • £2,312 per 30 credit module

International Students (Including EU students)

Full-time

  • £12,450

Continuing Studies

This list of careers below are those that graduates from this programme have been successful in.

  • Farm Manager
  • Agronomist
  • Animal nutritionist
  • Land agent
  • Nutrition company sales representative

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Writtle University College

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Writtle University College, Lordship Road
CM1 3RR Chelmsford Essex

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