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Agricultural Science

Scotland`s Rural College (SRUC)

Venues

Barony Campus

Content

Throughout this course you will develop a strong foundation in the biology and biochemistry of animals, plants and microorganisms and gain an understanding of approaches to raise standards of animal welfare and protect against livestock disease epidemics.

You will gain knowledge and understanding of crop and livestock production and approaches to increase agricultural productivity. You will develop specialist knowledge of livestock breeding, nutrition and disease control, crop nutrition and protection, soil science and biotechnology. You will gain an understanding of measures to reduce the environmental impact of agricultural systems and learn skills to apply biological knowledge, understanding and analytical techniques to solve problems in the agricultural industry. You will learn practical, laboratory and research techniques required by the agricultural bioscience sector, ensuring that the skills you have to offer prospective employers are up to the minute.

Content includes: Land Use Systems; Soils and Plant Nutrition; Agroecosystems: Energetic Efficiency; Livestock Health: Approaches to Disease Control.

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 and Biological Sciences

SCQF Level

8

Website

www.sruc.ac.uk