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Agricultural Science

Scotland`s Rural College (SRUC)

Venues

Ayr Campus

Content

Farms and rural businesses depend increasingly on scientific and technical support as they seek ways to improve their efficiency, diversify into new enterprises and meet required standards for animal welfare, food quality, pollution control and environmental protection.

The industry needs well-trained agricultural scientists to develop more sustainable systems for managing our soils; improve the efficiency with which fertilisers, water and energy are used; help control livestock disease epidemics; and develop new disease-resistant crop varieties that yield well in our changing climate.

Your studies will include livestock breeding, nutrition and disease control, soil science, crop nutrition, breeding and protection, agricultural energy efficiency and pollution control, with a choice of elective subjects ranging from renewable energy and specialised field crops to the quality and processing of agricultural products.

Entry Requirements

2 Highers at CC including Biology, Chemistry or Environmental Science plus English and Maths at National 5.

Progression Routes

Year 3 of the BSc/BSc (Hons) Agricultural Bioscience or BSc/BSc (Hons) Applied Animal Science

Start Date

September

Qualification

HND

Study Method

Full time

UCAS Code

007D

Course Length

2 years

Department

Animal, Biological and Agricultural Sciences

SCQF Level

8

Website

www.sruc.ac.uk

Career Sectors

Agriculture

Aquaculture and Fishing

Arboriculture and Horticulture

Earth Studies

Environmental and Rural Resource Management

Environmental Services

Forestry

Work with Animals