Cornwall College

FdSc Agriculture

The Cornwall College Group offers a wide range of undergraduate programmes across eight campuses throughout Cornwall and Devon, including Bicton College, Cornwall College, Duchy College and Falmouth Marine School. We offer specialist courses designed with employers and delivered by industry professionals. During your studies you will get the opportunity to work on live projects and start your career before you even graduate.

Course details

  • Year 1
  • Core modules
    • CORC1013C Personal and Employability Skills Development

      This module is designed to equip students with the necessary knowledge and skills to develop themselves in terms of their personal and employability skills.

    • CORD135 Research Skills

      This module is designed to develop the student's knowledge of the underpinning principles of research, experimental design and data analysis.

    • CORD143 Livestock Production

    • CORD144 Farm Mechanisation and Postharvest Technology

    • CORD145 Understanding the Farm Business

    • CORD146 Crop Production and Soil Science

    • CORD162 Agriculture and The Food Chain

  • Final year
  • Core modules
    • ABMR205 Contemporary Issues

      Contemporary Issues module will enable the student to explore current and future issues affecting the rural land based industry, such as legislation and local and global markets. It will identify changing business threats and opportunities.

    • CORD2078 Research Project

    • CORD2081 Strategic Business Planning

      This module will enable the student to develop a strategic development plan and simulate the process of setting up a business, having identified a range of resources available to the business and an appreciation of the influence of farming system and wider issues affecting the business.

    • CORD2082 Agricultural Management in Practice

      Students will seek their own work placement (with support provided by the Programme Team); undertaking a minimum of 80 hours within an agricultural enterprise. Prior to commencing work students will complete a reflective portfolio with regard to their own skills and employability status. Following work placement the students will conduct a critical analysis of the skills and abilities that they have gained to update their CVs.

    Optional modules
    • ABMR208 Analysis and Development of Livestock Enterprises

    • ABMR209 Effective Leadership

      The module allows the student to explore the role of leadership within organisations including both the practical and theoretical aspects of leadership and how the concept is changing over time.

    • ABMR210 Risk Management and Innovation in Finance

    • ABMR211 Business Admin and E-commerce

    • CORD2044 Plant Legislation Technology and Marketing

      Production of any crop should be as efficient and environmentally friendly as possible. This module explores ways in which management decisions can optimise production in a way that has minimal impact on the environment.

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

EU applicants should refer to our dedicated Brexit webpage for details of the implications of the UK’s plans to leave the European Union.

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

All applications for undergraduate courses are made through UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service). 

UCAS will ask for the information contained in the box at the top of this course page including the UCAS course code and the institution code. 

To apply for this course and for more information about submitting an application including application deadline dates, please visit the UCAS website.

Support is also available to overseas students applying to the University from our International Office via our how to apply webpage or email

Progression routes

Completing this course enables you to progress onto these related courses and programmes with the University of Plymouth at level 5 or level 6, as specifically defined by this programme’s progression agreement.

For further information, including the progression from foundation degree form, please visit

Our partnership with Cornwall 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. 

Studying with Cornwall College

Looking to study a specialist subject at university level? Want to do it in one of the most beautiful places in the world? Our wide range of courses gives you the chance to pick up the skills and experience you’ll need for your chosen profession.

Find out more about studying at Cornwall College