|Location||United Kingdom, Aberystwyth|
|Type||Final year and top-up, full-time|
|Nominal duration||1 years|
|Tuition fee||To be confirmed|
High school / secondary education (or higher)
You must have finished at least 2 years of bachelor studies in relevant subject area. HND in related subject or the completion of first two years in bachelor studies in related subject
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
At least 2 reference(s) should be provided.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
Organic agriculture, with its potential to contribute to environmental protection and rural development, is growing fast in Europe and the UK, both in terms of the production base and the market. The prospects are for continued growth to more than 10% of European agriculture by 2010, creating plenty of job opportunities in this sector. This potential is recognised by the UK government’s encouragement to farmers to convert through the Organic Farming Scheme, and the establishment of the Organic Centre Wales, funded by the National Assembly for Wales and based in the Institute.
This modular, one-year scheme leads to the award of a BSc (Hons) degree. It has been designed specifically for those who have successfully completed a HND or Foundation Degree in organic or general agriculture. To gain entry to the scheme you will need to have achieved merit level, or above, in at least 75% of the credits in your HND, or passed an approved Foundation Degree.
This organic top-up scheme is management focussed and highly industry relevant, aimed at careers in managing farms and agricultural businesses and in advisory, inspection and certification services. Opportunities also exist at the interface between agriculture and processing, marketing and retailing companies where a good understanding of organic farming systems is required.
Even if you don’t end up working in the organic sector the scheme provides you with a range of transferable skills that equip you for careers in the wider agricultural sector and with environmental agencies concerned with improving the standards of environmental management in agriculture.