BSc (Hons) Smart Sustainable Agriculture
(Crop Production)

This Programme Specification is designed for prospective students, current students, academic staff and potential employers.  It provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the intended learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if he/she takes full advantage of the learning opportunities that are provided.  More detailed information on the teaching, learning and assessment methods, learning outcomes and content of each module can be found in the Module descriptors.

Course content

The BSc (Hons) Smart Sustainable Agriculture  produces graduates who understand the complexity of modern agriculture and land management and are capable of working within the sector in a variety of roles. Graduates will have been exposed to a range of agricultural practices and will be confident to assist with the practical application of production methods including agronomy, livestock and land management in modern global agriculture.

This is a multi-disciplinary degree programme combining the study of management with agricultural processes, giving you an understanding of the economic and business principles that underlie management and its application to agricultural and land-based industries.


All our programmes provide practical skills and training opportunities, a focus on innovation and guidance for personal growth and development, insights into global challenges and perspectives, and the development and integration of research-informed teaching. Module content is designed to address the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, reflecting our shared commitment to the national and global challenges of sustainability, climate change and reduced carbon / net zero aims.

Year one

U1007 – Soil and the Environment
New – Data Science and Management
U1422 – Ecosystem Services and Sustainability
U1441 – Applied Animal Science
U1442 – Applied Plant Science
U1001 – English for Academic Purposes II (EAPII)
U1325 – Agriculture and Food Systems
U1445 – Innovation and Technology

Year two 

Core Modules

U2004 – Professional Development
New – Managing Smart Agricultural Systems
U2011 – Introduction to Research Skills
U2373 – Agronomy
U2372 – Animal Health and Welfare
U2349 – The Resilience of Agro-Ecosystems

*Plus any two electives from the list below

New – Regenerative Food Systems
New – Fresh Produce Production
New – Grassland and Forage Production
New – Fibre Production (Plant and Animal)
New – Urban and Controlled Environment Systems
New – Precision Agriculture

Year three

Core Modules

U3004 – Research Project / Dissertation
U3330 – Technology and Agroecological Innovation
U3329 – Climate Change and Natural Resource Challenges
U3331 – Food Supply Systems and Policy
U3332 – Specialist Study (Shell Module)

*Plus any two electives from the list below

New – Sustainable Farm Management
New – Agronomy Challenges and Solutions
New – Land Tenure and Governance
New – Livestock System Challenges and Solutions
New – Data Application and Innovation
New – Applied Agri-Finance

Careers and graduate destinations

Upon graduation, students are aware of the importance of the pillars of sustainability, animal welfare and soil management to the success of the agricultural industry and the complex interaction between elements within an enterprise, and how these can be utilised to produce sustainable performance that has a positive impact on the success of the parent business.

You could progress into a range of careers including:

Entry requirements

Students completing successfully the BSc (Hons) Agriculture (Foundation Year) can progress to the BSc Farm Business Management degree. Meanwhile, the following standard University entry requirements will be appropriate for those who didn’t complete the Foundation Year of the current programme:

1. IELTS Academic (UKVI version) min. overall 5.5 with no element below 5.5 or the equivalent of either:

Please note that University offers a Corinium Language Associates examination (developed on demand to test candidates of the International Agriculture University) for those who don’t have the above-mentioned certificates on a paid basis.

2. 104 UCAS Tariff points or the equivalent of either:


The tuition fee for the BSc Farm Business Management is 28 000 000 UZS per year (can be paid quarterly).

Tuition fees cover the cost of a student’s academic studies. This usually includes teaching costs, registration and examination fees (not repeat or trailing modules, re-sit fees or coursework resubmission). Any costs associated with work placements will be the student’s responsibility.

Jakhongir Alimov

Subject Area Leader

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