Cornwall College

FdSc Agriculture

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Course details

  • Year 1
  • Core modules
    • CORD145 Understanding the Farm Business

    • 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.

    • CORD146 Crop Production and Soil Science

  • Year 2
  • Core modules
    • 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

    • CORD162 Agriculture and The Food Chain

  • Year 3
  • Core modules
    • CORD2000 Research Project

      This module allows students to select a topic for investigation, to undertake a review of the literature on the subject and a detailed original investigation.

    • 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.

    • CORD209 Business Planning

      This module will allow the student to simulate the process of setting up a business or project proposal within their chosen sector of study.

  • Final year
  • Core modules
    • ABMR206 Strategic Developments

    Optional modules
    • 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.

    • ABMR211 Business Admin and E-commerce

    • ABMR210 Risk Management and Innovation in Finance

    • 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.

    • ABMR208 Analysis and Development of Livestock Enterprises

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 to this course, please contact the college's admissions team directly using the contact details below. 

Progression routes

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

*Your progression route application must be submitted by 28th November 2016.

Our partnership with Cornwall College

Plymouth University 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 college 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 Plymouth University. You’ll enjoy not only the facilities and services your college 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 Partners 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. 

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