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Bishop Burton College

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Description of Bishop Burton College

  • Year of foundation: 1954
  • Location: East Yorkshire, England
  • Age of students: 16+
  • Number of students: 3000+
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Type of study: college.

The College of Continuing Education, located in Bishop Burton, East Yorkshire, was founded in 1954 as the Bishop of Burton Farm Institute and was one of the first in the country to be awarded pivotal status for the exceptional quality of agricultural courses and outstanding level of student support in 1999.

The first agricultural college in the UK to receive dual accreditation from the Skills and Education Council's Quality of Learning Standard. In 2002, the University of Hull opened undergraduate courses at the college, and in 2017 this educational organization received the third place in the Teaching Excellence Framework ranking in the nomination "Standards of Student Training".

In August 2012, the college took over from the University of Lincoln in conducting advanced training courses previously held at Reisholm College, winning the competition and beating 16 other educational institutions in England and Wales.

In 2014, construction began on a new additional campus with farms and dormitories for students.

In 2008, the college was included in the list of training grounds for preparation for equestrian competitions in the framework of the 2008 Olympics. In 2012, the indoor arena belonging to the college was used as a base for training the pentathlon team, and in 2015 it became the official Olympic training center.

The college is located in a picturesque and ecologically clean area, combining innovative approaches to education and modern technologies with real practical work on experimental farms and plots, which allows students to develop practical skills and skills that will be in demand while working in the specialty.

Student success is a top priority, and job prospects are the foundation of everything college does. All the courses offered here are specially designed to optimally prepare a person for a career, developing practical skills and valuable, useful knowledge in it. Among the basic specializations of the college are agriculture and zootechnics, horse breeding and animal husbandry, equestrian sports; at the same time, the educational institution offers dozens of other areas of training, each of which meets the highest quality standards.

Along with college programs, a number of short-term courses, university programs of basic degree and bachelor's degree are also offered here. The courses are open to both graduates and adults.

Scientific achievements

Bishop Burton College is proud to be engaged in a variety of applied research projects and scientific activities in various areas of the curriculum, including: animal welfare, equestrian sports, ecology and nature conservation, sports and exercise, farming and agriculture, creativity and design, criminology. Strong applied research and research activities are considered very important here.

The teaching staff of the college brings their valuable experience and academic potential, the highest qualifications of people who possess or work on obtaining a degree ranging from a bachelor's degree to a doctoral degree. In addition, staff in all areas of the curriculum are constantly involved in applied research and scientific activities, publishing in journals with a high impact factor, speaking at conferences both in the UK and abroad, as well as publishing monographs.

In all areas of the curriculum, students can participate in research projects on an equal footing with teachers – both in undergraduate and postgraduate study options. Every year, dozens of students participate in applied research projects, make publications and receive offers from potential employers.

Programs and prices, tuition fees in Bishop Burton College

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There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year
All year round
from 12782.00 £ / year
from 12782.00 £ / year
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year
All year round
from 12782.00 £ / year
from 12782.00 £ / year
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year

Accommodation, meals, prices

The college offers students residency. All rooms are equipped with the necessary furniture, including a bed, a desk, wardrobes and shelves for storage, a bathroom. Free parking spaces are assigned to each room, and free wireless Internet is available throughout the campus.

Students can use the laundry (payment by coins, bank card or mobile application). On campus there is a licensed bar, a dining room and several cafes.

There are two classes of accommodation: half board or self-catering. Both packages include the possibility of using the gym, free guarded parking and other services. However, if half board includes a £1,000 food card that can be used to pay for meals at any on-site establishment, the self-service option assumes that students will buy and prepare their own meals using access to an equipped oven, stove, microwave, kettle, large shared fridge and lockable cabinets.

The cost of accommodation in a room with half board will cost £ 5964 (the price includes a food card for £ 1000). Self-catering rooms cost £5214.

Activities Bishop Burton College

Students are offered a variety of options for amateur activities and extracurricular activities. The student council is responsible for the organization. These can be additional academic classes, support groups, psychological assistance, clubs in which students are engaged in music, fine arts, singing, expressive and dramatic arts; there is a Model UN, discussion and debate clubs.

The College organises regular tourist trips to various cities in the North of England and Scotland, London. There is a tourist club, whose members spend their leisure time hiking, cycling, sailing and kayaking, kayaking, boats.


  • First-class, high-quality technical education;
  • Respect for each other and the environment;
  • Positive attitude;
  • Striving for perfection in everything;
  • Diplomas and certificates of national standard;
  • Reputation as one of the best agricultural colleges in the UK and Europe as a whole.

Facilities and equipment at Bishop Burton College

The second half of the noughties was an era of intensive development and reconstruction with a total cost of over 17 million pounds, resulting in the creation of new animal farms, a student stadium and dormitories.

The college campus is located in a picturesque hinterland in East Yorkshire, near Beverly, in a pastoral area reminiscent of paintings by artists of the first half of the XIX century. At the same time, the infrastructure of leisure, entertainment, trade is quite developed; the town has restaurants, nightclubs and shops, and the proximity to York, Leeds and Hull allows you to touch medieval history, enjoy English and European cuisine, national culture, as well as the widest selection of shops.

The campus area exceeds 360 hectares, which house a student hostel for 300 people, two dormitories for teachers, a sports complex and a stadium, pig and sheep farms, as well as numerous educational complexes and public catering plants.

On campus there are:

  • A fully operational farm of 890 acres, divided between arable and pasture land, farms for pigs, cattle and sheep, as well as a fleet of the latest technology;
  • The Center for Agricultural Innovation (CAI), which engages in agricultural research and development in partnership with NFU Mutual;
  • Specialized department of keeping animals with more than 1000 heads;
  • Modern construction and engineering workshops;
  • Sports and fitness center, which includes 3G and grass fields, gyms, physiotherapy department, gym and dance studio;
  • An outstanding equestrian center with many horse riding arenas, a therapy and rehabilitation center, a stable, a fitness center for riders and a hall for performances;
  • Learning Resource Center (LRC) with state-of-the-art classrooms, subscriptions to newspapers and magazines, light fiction to help students relax, and more;
  • A STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) center with multiple labs and a variety of resources, including virtual simulators.

Admission dates and extra charges

The autumn semester lasts from September 5 to December 16, the spring semester - from January 4 to March 31, the summer - from April 17 to June 30.

Enrolment process

Applications for admission or degrees must be submitted through the University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). Part-time degree applicants can do this using the application form posted on the website.

Applications for the year in which you wish to take the course open in September of the preceding year and end in January; in some cases, the acceptance of applications may be extended until September (subject to the availability of vacancies).

Expat students should show that the applicant speaks English at a sufficient level, and also has the qualifications necessary for admission to the national university. The college requires a minimum of 550 points in the TOEFL test, a minimum of 6.0 points in the IELTS or GCSE test at level 4 or C or equivalent.

Qualification documents must be provided with a certified translation into English.

Bishop Burton does not provide assistance or support in obtaining a visa or sponsorship.

Entry requirements, how to apply, what is required to enrol

The following documents are required for the application form:

  • Confirmation of your immigration status;
  • A copy of the passport page with a photo;
  • A copy of the IELTS test certificate with a score of 6.0;
  • A copy of any official qualification (if any);
  • Statement and motivation letter on why you want to study at Bishop Burton College.

To study at a college in the UK, a student will have to confirm that he has a certain amount of money in his account. This can be a personal account, a parent's account or a sponsor's account. Money must be credited to this account no later than 28 days before the application is submitted. For college students, this amount is £9207 (£1023 per month for nine months).

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