FdSc in Agriculture and Rural Studies

College of Agriculture, Food And Rural Enterprise
Leicester, United Kingdom
Study mode
Full-time, Part-time
3 years
January April September
Total tuition fee (local)
USD 34,866
Total tuition fee (foreign)
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Entry Requirements

  • at least 100 UCAS tariff points at A2 Level (including a Science subject)
  • at least two A2 Level passes;
  • four appropriate GCSEs or equivalent, including English and Mathematics at Grade C or above.

Note: A-Level Chemistry or Biology are preferred but Geography and Technology are acceptable if a Grade C or higher has been achieved in Double Award Science at GCSE level. Students entering with a BTEC qualification should normally have achieved a Merit overall and at least one Distinction achieved in a final year subject.


Year 1 

  • Animal science
  • Arable crop science
  • Countryside management
  • Enterprise management
  • Environmental studies
  • Estate management
  • Grass systems
  • Introduction to business management
  • Livestock husbandary, health and welfare
  • Principles of mechanisation
  • Rural development

Year 2

  • Work placement
  • Distance learning modules:-
  • Human resource management
  • Introduction to organic production
  • Research methods

Year 3 

  • Crop production systems
  • Environmental management
  • Farm buildings and mechanisation
  • Farm business management
  • Improving business opportunities
  • Non-ruminant production systems
  • Ruminant production systems
  • Sustainable enterprise management

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