Bridgwater and Taunton College

BSc (Hons) Agricultural Management

University Centre Somerset is the Higher Education offer for Bridgwater & Taunton College, a highly successful provider of education and training. We have campuses in three locations across Somerset; Taunton, Bridgwater and Cannington. Courses are delivered by talented tutors with professional experience and strong research and teaching skills. The College has Learning and Skills Beacon status, has received 13 National Beacon Awards in recent years, and was awarded a Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Education in 2023. In the same year, its higher education provision achieved TEF Silver for very high quality and outstanding features in relation to student experience and outcomes.
University Centre Somerset specialises in vocational qualifications, grounded in the real world. It prides itself on forging strong links with employers and delivering programmes that equip you with skills you can use in the workplace, that’s why our motto is Degrees for Real Life.

Course details

  • Year 1

  • Core modules

    • Strategic and Human Resource Management (BRID3318)

      This module supports students in making sense of the behaviour of the organisations in which they will work. It examines the nature and significance of strategic management, introducing theories, methods and tools which can assist strategic thinking, planning and implementation. It also provides students with an overview of key elements of human resources management within the food supply chain.

    • Agricultural Business Management (BRID3321)

      This module deals with a number of topics which are essential in making overall policy decisions for an agricultural business. It examines subsidies, business structure, financial control, taxation and succession. Students will have the experience of completing tasks such as succession plans for an agricultural business

    • Business Analysis and Development (BRID3334)

      Analysing the performance of a farm business is a complex process for which many farmers use a consultant. This module enables the student to analyse the business, and to prepare a plan for the business for the next 5 years. This is a practical module using accounts from farms in the region and providing feedback to those farmers

  • Year 2

  • Core modules

    • Honours Project (BRID3319)

      This module will allow the student to investigate, in depth, a topic of their choice and apply the findings to a practical situation: normally to their work-based-learning business. It will normally integrate with their work-based-learning module It will use applied research skills, investigation, critical appraisal and justification.

    • Sustainable Food Supply Chain Management (BRID3322)

      This module is designed to address how primary food producers can respond to the pressures for change in our current food supply system, particularly with regard to the challenges of climate change and related issues of food security and sustainability. It will examine contemporary food supply chains from ‘farm to fork’, the roles, interests and priorities of participants and the management issues they face. It will then evaluate the challenges that climate change, sustainability and food security pose to existing food supply chains and the options, opportunities and obstacles for primary food producers in the creation and management of more sustainable food supply chains which are efficient, effective, secure and affordable.

The modules shown for this course are those currently being studied by our students, or are proposed new modules. Please note that programme structures and individual modules are subject to amendment from time to time as part of the University’s curriculum enrichment programme and in line with changes in the University’s policies and requirements.

Fees, costs and funding

As this course is delivered by one of our partner colleges, please contact the college directly for information on fees and funding.

How to apply

For further information and to apply for this course, please contact the college's admissions team directly using the contact details below. 

Our partnership with Bridgwater and Taunton College

The University of Plymouth has developed partnerships with institutions around the world with the sole purpose of making higher education more accessible to those people who need something just a little different.

Our Academic Partnerships enable students to enrol for a degree at a partnership institution closer to home, or engage in distance learning – even when they’re in the middle of the ocean. They are there for those people looking to return to education, or enhance their professional development. Full- or part-time; foundation degree to masters-level – we cater for a huge variety of needs and aspirations.

Many of our partners offer specialist degrees, unique facilities, and smaller class sizes at a competitive price. And as a student of two institutions, you get the best of both worlds; a supportive learning environment as part of a close-knit community, and a university-level qualification awarded by the University of Plymouth. You’ll enjoy not only the facilities and services your partnership institution provides, but also all of the additional support and resources you need from us, and you’ll automatically become a member of our Students’ Union, too.

We are continuing to grow the number of partner institutions and expand our academic community to new locations around the UK and overseas. Why not visit the Academic Partnerships page on our website for a full list of partners and for more details on studying with us?

One of our partners delivers this particular course – so please visit their website for full course details, entry requirements, tuition fees and information on what student life is like there. 

Please contact Bridgwater College to apply for this course:

Bridgwater College
Bath Road 

Tel: +4412878455464

Open days

Partner college open days

This course is run at one of our partner colleges. Open days are held at the college and more details of these can be found on the college website. You'll find contact details below, on this page.

University of Plymouth open days

You are also very welcome to attend a University of Plymouth open day, to get a flavour of the courses you can progress to from a partner college. There will however be limited information on this specific course and college.

Studying with Bridgwater and Taunton College

An award-winning Beacon College. 13 Beacon awards. Four Centres of Vocational Excellence Awards. Our achievements speak for themselves – which is why every year 700 students from over 35 countries choose Bridgwater and Taunton College to pursue their education.
Plymouth students working on a group project