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Agriculture, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
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About the Course

The Agriculture programme offered by Scotland's Rural College (SRUC) is a wide-ranging course giving you an understanding of the entire food chain, from plough to plate. You will develop the ability to tackle problems by collecting, analysing and evaluating qualitative and quantitative information and using it to make sound decisions.

You will develop the knowledge and understanding required for a senior management position within the agricultural, agri-business or agri-food industries in both a UK and global context. You will also acquire a good appreciation of the environmental, moral, ethical and legal issues relevant to the agricultural industry today, and an understanding of how agriculture inter-relates with society.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Arable Crop Production
  • Crop Protection and Harvesting Mechanisation
  • Environmental Awareness
  • Farm Power
  • Financial Records for Business
  • Graded Unit Agriculture: Project
  • Grass and Fodder Crop Production
  • Information Technology: Applications Software
  • Land Use Systems
  • Livestock Breeding
  • Livestock Growth, Health and Welfare
  • Livestock Husbandry and Recording
  • Livestock Production Systems
  • Plant Protection
  • Soils and Crop Establishment 
  • Agricultural Produce: Quality and Processing
  • Crop and Livestock Mechanisation
  • Farm Buildings and Controlled Environments
  • Farm Manures, Wastes and the Environment
  • Graded Unit Agriculture: Business Case Study
  • Graded Unit: Agriculture Exam
  • Livestock Management Systems
  • Livestock Nutrition
  • Pasture Management
  • Planning, Budgeting and Control
  • Plant Protection: Integrated Approaches
  • Using Financial Accounting Statements

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

Admission requirements

  • Those wishing to study an undergraduate course (BA/BSc degree, Honours degree, HND, HNC) full-time have to apply through UCAS.
  • How to apply through UCAS
  • All applications to UCAS are made online through the UCAS website.
  • There are a number of benefits to applying online:
  • You can change your application as often as necessary before you send it to your teacher, careers advisor or directly to UCAS.
  • The co-ordinator at your school, college, careers centre or British Council can return your application if it needs to be changed.
  • Applications are normally processed by UCAS within one working day.
  • There is an online help facility that can guide you through your application.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14000 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1820 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1820 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs

  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom

    725 - 1170 GBP/month
    Living Costs
  • Aberdeen, United Kingdom

    729 - 1070 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


For many students, financing their studies will be one of the biggest worries when considering starting a course. The finance and funding arrangements vary greatly depending on the type and level of course you are studying, so only general information is given here.

SRUC has a dedicated central Funding Team based at our Elmwood Campus and they are available to answer any questions or queries you may have.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.


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