Scotland's Rural College University
Agricultural Technology HNC
Scotland's Rural College University

Key Course Facts

Course Description

For more information on this course, please refer to the SRUC website (

What You Will Learn

Programme content: As a student of Agricultural Technology, HNC you will study the following course modules.

Year 1

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Qualification requirements

To include Biology, Chemistry or Environmental Science

To include Biology, Chemistry or Environmental Science

Do you not fulfill the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements?
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still be able to join Agricultural Technology, HNC.

Visa Requirements for International Students

Visa requirement

All international students (including citizens from EU countries) intending to study this or any other academic programme for more than 6 months in the UK require a Student Visa.

International students younger than 18 years require a special Child Student Visa. Exceptions from this general rule may apply to holders of other UK work visas, British National Overseas visa, family member visa and recognised refugees or asylum seekers.

Permission to work while studying

SRUC is listed by the UK government as an institution licensed to sponsor migrant students.

Student visa holders from licensed institutions are entitled to work during their full-time bachelor's, master's or Phd studies for
- 20h/week during the term
- Full-time outside term time (e.g. vacations, work placements, once course ended)

After completion of a bachelor's or master's programme of at least 12 months Student Visa holders of licensed institutions can convert their visa into a Graduate Visa which entitles graduates to work for 2 years in the UK.


Tuition Fees Agricultural Technology HNC

Scotland £1285 year 1
England UK £7500 year 1
Northern Ireland £7500 year 1
Wales £7500 year 1
Channel Islands £7500 year 1
Ireland £7500 year 1
EU £15000 year 1
International £15000 year 1

Additional fee information

Scottish students can apply to the Students Award Agency for Scotland SAAS to have tuition fees paid by the Scottish government. Students from the rest of the UK can apply for financial assistance, including a loan to cover the full cost of the tuition fees, from the Student Loan Company.

Average student cost of living in UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2023

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)

University Rankings

Positions of Scotland's Rural College University in top UK and global rankings.

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What students say about studying Agricultural Technology in the UK?

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About Scotland's Rural College University

Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) is a publicly funded research school focused primarily on the education of agricultural subjects, such as Countryside Management, Animal Nutrition, and Forestry. SRUC offers courses and programmes across six campus locations, including eight fully-functional farmlands for students to get hands-on and practical experience in.

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