Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Agriculture

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  • Do you like working with animals or crops?
  • Do you know how to survive if a natural disaster destroyed the tranport system? Are you self-sufficient?
  • Would you like to learn about agricultural techniques and issues all from the comfort of your own home?

If you answered ‘Yes’ to one or all of the above questions, the Warnborough College Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Agriculture degree program could be for you!

The ideal candidate must be able to work independently very effectively. Possible scenarios of prospective candidates include:

  • someone with a keen interest in farming who would like to have the opportunity to work professionally in agriculture.
  • someone with spare land they would like to cultivate and/or rear animals upon. Whether this is for personal use or for private enterprise, the BSc in Agriculture would be perfect for you!
  • a company looking to expand the skill set of its work force in a cost efficient fashion.
  • someone with farming experience looking for the opportunity to make their knowledge more in-depth.

Applicants are also expected to be skilled in the use of computers, especially with respect to word-processing and spreadsheets (eg. Microsoft Word and Excel). If your skills are limited in this area, you may find it necessary to undertake an I.T. course before commencing the degree. Applicants should have a good command of the English language. If English is not your native language, we will require proof that your English language skills will allow you to cope with the course material and requirements (eg. a TOEFL score of 550 or an IELTS score of 6.0).

240 credit points

Thirty (30) modules must be completed successfully for the degree to be awarded. Each module of 100 hours duration provides 8 ECTS credits toward the degree. A total of 120 credit points must be attained for the degree to be awarded.

A short introductory, online module on Academic Writing must be completed at the very start of the degree. This module should take only a few hours to complete and is not examinable. The student will be given access codes within a day of processing their enrolment, in order to immediately commence these initial studies.

Year 1 (80 credit points)

Core (Compulsory) Modules
BAG101 Animal Anatomy and Physiology (8 ECTS credits)
BAG103 Soil Management (8 ECTS credits)
BAG104 Farm Management (8 ECTS credits)
BSC103 Animal Biochemistry (8 ECTS credits)
BSC105 Machinery and Equipment (8 ECTS credits)
Workplace (Compulsory) Projects:
BGN104 Industry Meetings (8 ECTS credits)
BGN102 Research Project I (8 ECTS credits)

Optional (Elective) Modules
Four (4) modules need to be chosen from these electives.
BAG204 Horse Management I (8 ECTS credits)
BHT101 Horticulture I (8 ECTS credits)
BHT209 Weed Management (8 ECTS credits)
BHT112 Crop Production I (8 ECTS credits)
BHT114 Herb Production I (8 ECTS credits)
BAG206 Beef Cattle (8 ECTS credits)
BAG208 Poultry (8 ECTS credits)

Year 2 (80 credit points)

Core (Compulsory) Modules
BAG201 Animal Health (8 ECTS credits)
BAG202 Animal Nutrition (8 ECTS credits)
BAG212 Pasture Management (8 ECTS credits)
BBS201 Project Management (8 ECTS credits)
Workplace (Compulsory) Projects:
BGN201 Research Project II (8 ECTS credits)
BGN103 Workshop I (8 ECTS credits)

Optional (Elective) Modules
Four (4) modules need to be chosen from the following electives.
BSC203 Biochemistry II (8 ECTS credits)
BAG204 Horse Management II (8 ECTS credits)
BAG203 Animal Psychology (8 ECTS credits)
BHT102 Horticulture II (8 ECTS credits)
BHT210 Irrigation I (8 ECTS credits)
BHT207 Plant Protection (8 ECTS credits)
BHT206 Plant Pathology (8 ECTS credits)
BHT224 Hydroponics I (8 ECTS credits)
BHT221 Cut Flower Production I (8 ECTS credits)
BHT223 Protected Plant Production (8 ECTS credits)
BHT222 Vegetable Production(8 ECTS credits)
BHT217 Fruit Production – Warm Climate(8 ECTS credits)
BHT220 Viticulture (8 ECTS credits)
BSC205 Engineering Applications (8 ECTS credits)
BAG207 Calf Management (8 ECTS credits)
BAG209 Pig Management (8 ECTS credits)
BAG210 Sheep Management (8 ECTS credits)
BAG205 Dairy Production (8 ECTS credits)
BAG211 Aquaculture (8 ECTS credits)
BAG215 Sustainable Agriculture (8 ECTS credits)
BHT205 Trees for Rehabilitation (8 ECTS credits)
BHT201 Permaculture Systems (8 ECTS credits)
BTR301 Ecotour Guide (8 ECTS credits)
BTR203 Guesthouse Management (8 ECTS credits)
BEN201 Conservation and Environmental Management I (8 ECTS credits)
BAG305 Organic Farming (8 ECTS credits)
BAG216 Equine Behaviour (8 ECTS credits)

Year 3 (80 credit points)

Core (Compulsory) Modules
BSC303 Statistics (8 ECTS credits)
BBS301 Professional Practice for Consultants (8 ECTS credits)
BAG304 Agricultural Marketing (8 ECTS credits)
Workplace (Compulsory) Projects:
BGN202 Research Project III (8 ECTS credits)
BGN203 Workshop 2 (8 ECTS credits)

Optional (Elective) Modules
Select an additional four (4) modules from the following options:
(Note: Upon approval, electives from other years may be accepted here)
BAG302 Horse Management III (8 ECTS credits)
BAG301 Animal Breeding (8 ECTS credits)
BAG303 Irrigation Management (8 ECTS credits)
BHT310 Mushroom Production (8 ECTS credits)
BHT219 Nut Production (8 ECTS credits)
BHT309 Berry Production (8 ECTS credits)
BHT301 Advanced Permaculture (8 ECTS credits)
BSC302 Biochemistry III (8 ECTS credits)
BEN302 Water Conservation and Management (8 ECTS credits)
BAG306 Agronomy (8 ECTS credits)
BAG219 Animal Diseases (8 ECTS credits)
BAG307 Horse Breeding (8 ECTS credits)
BAG105 Dog Care (8 ECTS credits)
BAG221 Dog Psychology (8 ECTS credits)
BAG222 Cat Psychology (8 ECTS credits)

Upon satisfactory completion of all requirements, students will be awarded the Bachelor of Science in Agriculture degree.
EXIT POINT: Students who withdraw after successfully completing Semester I, and before commencing Semester II; may apply for and be awarded a Certificate in Agriculture by ACS Distance Education (UK).

The program is conducted via distance learning only.

Modules can be done through a combination of online study materials, learning packages sent via post, and videos. Students have access to a personal tutor for each individual module.

Students are required to obtain texts needed for successful completion of program projects, through libraries, on-line resources and/or bookstores.

You will receive unlimited email support from our fully-qualified teachers throughout the entire program, even for individual modules/courses. In some cases, we can also arrange telephone support.

Check the Frequently Asked Questions page, or feel free to contact The Warnborough Team!