This course is the same as BSc Agricultural and Livestock Science (D420), except for an extra year studying abroad as your third academic year. The additional language skills, experience and maturity gained can provide a considerable employment advantage in a competitive job market.
Prior to placement, students undertake a special European module (including language study) to improve their knowledge of the scientific and cultural aspects of their chosen country.
Year three: study abroad
This additional year offers students the opportunity to continue studying agriculture at one of our partner institutions in mainland Europe, in the language of the host institution.
See our School web pages for details and student profiles.
A levels: ABB-BBB, at least two science subjects at A level (which can include maths and/or geography) and an additional A level or equivalent. Also Grade B at GCSE or AS level (or equivalent) in French, German or Spanish (as appropriate to the host country, and which is not your home language).
English language requirements
IELTS 6.0 (no less than 5.5 in any element)
TOEFL iBT 79 (minimum 17 in listening and writing, 18 in reading and 20 in speaking)
For details please see alternative qualifications page
Foundation year - a foundation year is available for this course
Flexible admissions policy
We may make some applicants an offer lower than advertised, depending on their personal and educational circumstances.
Notes for applicants
Our modular courses are flexible and offer the opportunity to combine your main studies with modules in other subject areas (please note that all modules are subject to change).
Scholarships - for details of scholarships, please see www.nottingham.ac.uk/biosciences
Students on the European Certificate course will have international experience and language skills.
Average starting salary and career progression
In 2012, 93.2% of first-degree graduates in the School of Biosciences who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation. The average starting salary was £20,089 with the highest being £40,000.*
* Known destinations of full-time home and EU graduates 2011/12.
Careers Support and Advice
Studying for a degree at The University of Nottingham will provide you with the type of skills and experiences that will prove invaluable in any career, whichever direction you decide to take. Throughout your time with us, our Careers and Employability Service can work with you to improve your employability skills even further; assisting with job or course applications, searching for appropriate work experience placements and hosting events to bring you closer to a wide range of prospective employers.
Have a look at our Careers page for an overview of all the employability support and opportunities that we provide to current students.
Scholarships and bursaries
The University of Nottingham offers a wide range of bursaries and scholarships. These funds can provide you with an additional source of non-repayable financial help.
There are several types of bursary and scholarship on offer. Download our funding guide or visit our financial support pages to find out more about tuition fees, loans, budgeting and sources of funding.
To be eligible to apply for most of these funds you must be liable for the £9,000 tuition fee and not be in receipt of a bursary from outside the University.
* A 'home' student is one who meets certain UK residence criteria. These are the same criteria as apply to eligibility for home funding from Student Finance.
The International Office provides support and advice on financing your degree and offers a number of scholarships to help you with tuition fees and living costs.