Agricultural Technology

Course Overview - Agricultural Technology

The agricultural industry is undergoing an unprecedented period of change. Traditional reliance on production is being challenged through changes in government policy at local, national, European and global levels, as well as changes in consumer demand. Agricultural production now requires an understanding of these demands and other concerns regarding food quality and safety and the environmental impact of production methods in the short, medium and long term.

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Course Information

Study Mode

Full-time

Duration

3 Years

Start Date

16/09/2024

Campus

Main Site

Course Address
University Road
Belfast
BT7 1NN
United Kingdom

Application Details

Course Code

D473

Institution Code

Q75

Points of Entry

Year 1

Entry Requirements

A level

B,B,B

A,B,B

ABB including a relevant subject OR BBB including two relevant subjects NB: If Biology or Chemistry is not offered at A-level then GCSE Chemistry grade C or Double Award Science at grades CC. GCSE Mathematics grade C. Relevant subjects:Agricultural Science, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Environmental Science, Geography, Geology, Home Economics, ICT, Mathematics, Physics, Physical Education, Psychology, Technology & Design. Other subjects considered on an individual basis. A-level General Studies and Critical Thinking are normally excluded from offers. However, the grade achieved may be taken into account when results are published in August and may be used in a tie-break situation.

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Scottish Higher

ABBBB including a relevant subject OR BBBBB including two relevant subjects NB: If Biology or Chemistry is not offered at Higher Level then GCSE/National 5 Chemistry grade C or Double Award Science at grade CC or equivalent. GCSE/National 5 Mathematics grade C. Relevant subjects:Agricultural Science, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Environmental Science, Geography, Geology, Home Economics, ICT, Mathematics, Physics, Physical Education, Psychology, Technology & Design.

Access to HE Diploma

Considered on an individual basis. Contact the Admissions and Access Service for further advice at: admissions@qub.ac.uk Access Course should have Science content (normally Biology and Chemistry).

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

32

33

Successful completion of IB Diploma with 33 points overall with 6,5,5 at Higher Level including one relevant subject. OR Successful completion of IB Diploma with 32 points overall including 6,5,5 at Higher Level to include two relevant subjects. NB: If Biology or Chemistry is not offered at Higher Level then GCSE Chemistry grade C or Double Award Science at grades CC. Relevant subjects:Agricultural Science, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Environmental Science, Geography, Geology, Home Economics, ICT, Mathematics, Physics, Physical Education, Psychology, Technology & Design.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

Successful completion of BTEC National Extended Diploma (180 credits at Level 3) with 100 Credits at Distinction and 80 Credits at Merit. GCSE Mathematics grade C. NB: National Extended Diploma should have appropriate Agriculture/Science content.

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H3,H3,H3,H3,H4,H4

H3,H3,H3,H3,H3,H3

H3H3H3H3H3H3/H2H3H3H3H3 (5 Highers) including a relevant subject at H3 + If not offered at Higher Level - Ordinary Level Mathematics grade O4. OR H3H3H3H3H4H4/H3H3H3H3H3 including two relevant subjects at H3 + If not offered at Higher Level - Ordinary Level Mathematics grade 04. NB: If Agricultural Science, Biology or Chemistry is not offered at Higher Level then Ordinary Level grade O4 Chemistry is required.

Scottish Advanced Higher

Offers are set on an individual basis taking into account performance at Scottish Highers and are normally based on a combination of Scottish Highers and Advanced Highers.

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Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland £4,750
England, Scotland, Wales, Channel Islands £9,250
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