Distance Learning

We have designed our training to be as accessible as possible, particularly for those in full time employment. Each topic comprises a 12-14 week distance learning module worth 20 credits which can be taken for your own continuing professional development or interest; or built towards a postgraduate qualification. The research elements of our qualifications are carried out in your work place with regular academic supervision. The training is web-based which means that as long as you have access to a reasonable broadband connection (i.e. are able to stream videos such as on YouTube), you can study where and when best suits you. Learning material includes podcast lectures, e-group projects, guided reading, interactive workbooks and discussion forums, as well as assignments and e-tutorials. By signing a re-registration form each year you will have access to e-journals and library resources for the full five years. Find out what other learners have to say

Downloadable Resources

Current training available is:

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Ruminant Nutrition

Distance Learning begins September 2018


This module is worth 30 Dairy Pro points

This module qualifies for 16 ARPAS CEU’s

This ...more

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Upland Farming Systems

Distance Learning course next offered January 2019

This module examines the environmental, economic and social viability of various ...more

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Soil Management

Course next runs September 2017


This module will draw on the expertise of Bangor University and NIAB to provide both a practical and ...more

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Ruminant Gut Microbiology

Distance Learning starts May 2018


This module will explore the fundamental research that is developing our understanding of the ...more

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Ruminant Production

Practical Solutions for On-Farm Efficiency

Distance Learning Module runs from January 2019 

The focus of this module is on how to ...more

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Silage Science

Next starting in January 2019

This module will develop your knowledge of modern forage and grain ensilage systems, giving you the skills ...more

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Grassland Systems

Distance learning starts September 2017

This module has been awarded Dairy Pro points.


This module looks at the range and ...more

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Carbon Footprinting and Life Cycle Assessment

Distance Learning course next offered January 2019


This module will provide critical insight into the calculation and interpretation ...more

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Agriculture and Society

Distance Learning will begin May 2018

Compulsory for the MSc in Food Security in a Changing Climate

Truly sustainable and efficient ...more

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Agro Ecosystems Services Assessment

Distance Learning will begin September 2017.


Short film about the module 

This module will introduce you to the ecosystem services ...more

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Resource Efficient Farm Management

Distance Learning will begin May 2018

Drawing on resource efficiency expertise at Bangor University and a wide range of best practice ...more

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Ruminant Health and Welfare

This module has been postponed until next year due to the tutor's health

Distance Learning begins September 2018.

This course draws on ...more

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Organic & Low Input Ruminant Production

Distance Learning Starts May 2018


This module will examine the concepts behind ruminant production in a low input or organic system. ...more

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Research Methods

Starts each January and July

Compulsory for MSc schemes, MRes and Professional Doctorate

This module is compulsory for anyone ...more

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Genetics and Genomics in Agriculture

Distance Learning begins May 2018.

This module is designed to give those with little understanding of genetics a practical knowledge of ...more

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Homegrown Feeds

Distance learning begins January 2019.


Arable crops are often a key part of pasture-based agriculture, yet their selection and ...more

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Global Food Security

Available from January 2019

Compulsory for the MSc in Food Security in a Changing Climate

This module takes a global perspective on ...more

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Climate Change

Next start date September 2017

Compulsory for the MSc in Food Security in a Changing Climate

This module provides a detailed assessment ...more

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On- Farm Anaerobic Digestion (AD)

Next start date is May 2018

This 12 week module will explore the role of anaerobic digestion (AD) as an important technology to improve ...more

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Farm Business Management

Distance Learning starts May 2018


This module gives students the skills to analyse, carry out and revise farm business plans. The ...more

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Water & Agriculture

Distance Learning starts September 2017


Water shortage and water quality issues are increasingly affecting agricultural production ...more

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Plant Breeding

Distance Learning starts in January 2019.

This fourteen week distance learning module is designed to give those with an interest in ...more

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Next running in Sept 2018

Running from September, this module is provided through workshops and online assignments delivered by ...more

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