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Moulton College

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Overview
Overview

Overview

Moulton College specialises in land-based, sport and construction courses. It is based in the village of Moulton and has a range of class-leading facilities. It is linked to the University of Northampton, with many of its degree-level courses being accredited by the university. The range of foundation and honours degrees can be found in the following subject areas:

  • Applied Animal Studies
  • Agriculture
  • Countryside and Wildlife Management
  • Arboriculture
  • Horticulture and Garden Design
  • Construction Management
  • Civil Engineering
  • Equine Studies
  • Sports Studies
  • Teacher Training
  • Access to Higher Education Diplomas

All of the degrees are science qualifications and culminate in a BSc. Some MSc (masters-level) postgraduate courses are also available.

Job Prospects
Job Prospects

Job Prospects

Most of the courses taught at Moulton College include some degree of practical experience. There are commercial enterprises which pair you with estate and industry partners to gain valuable experience and contacts. 95% of graduates were in employment or further study six months after completing a course at Moulton. There are specialist career advisers on-hand to help with career choices, university applications and employment.

Course and lecturers
Course and lecturers

Course and lecturers

During the course of a typical week, you can usually expect around 13 hours of scheduled time with staff. This may be spent in a classroom, or it may be spent doing practical activities which are related to your course.

Assessments are also varied, you may find that you have formal exams and written assignments mixed with presentations and other methods of assessment.

Alongside your main course you can also receive a Moulton College Award in Higher Education, which demonstrates your employability skills and is available to those who have undertaken industry-based work experience and demonstrated individual research.

Students' Union
Students' Union

Students' Union

Moulton College has a Student Association, which is based from the College Social centre. It is designed to promote social events and student activities. If you are a Higher Education student, you can also join the University of Northampton’s Students' Union.

Accommodation
Accommodation

Accommodation

There’s a range of accommodation available for students on further and higher education courses. It’s possible for students who are local to live in the student accommodation if they want to experience the independence of living away from home.

The Holcot Centre was opened in 2014 and features 152 en-suite rooms and is offered to students on a self-catering basis. There is also the possibility to pay extra for a catered package. There are kitchens which are fully equipped, but you need to bring your own crockery, cutlery and saucepans - you can purchase them through the college and have them delivered before you arrive if you prefer.

Rents as below:

  • £3,600 for a single room
  • £3,050 for a shared room
  • £1,800 for the half-board catering package
Facilities
Facilities

Facilities

Opened in 2012, the College Social Centre has a restaurant and campus bar, along with a shop and a multi-faith room.

There’s lots of subject specific facilities. There is an Animal Welfare Centre for animal studies students, along with an Animal Therapy Centre.

Equestrian students can benefit from the Equine Centre, which has an indoor riding arena with judges’ area, two outdoor arenas and stabling for 60 horses.

For sports students, there is a top-class sports hall which features a fitness suite and climbing wall, along with grass and all-weather pitches, including a water based astroturf for hockey. The Chris Moody Centre opened in 2012, and is the UK’s leading sports therapy and rehabilitation centre, and includes a whole-body cryotherapy chamber, thermal infrared saunas, a hydrotherapy pool and a 25-meter swimming pool with a movable floor.

You can find more information about subject specific facilities on the Moulton College website.

City life
City life

City life

Northampton city centre is just six miles away from Moulton College, with a free bus for students travelling between the college and the University of Northampton. In the city, you’ll find a wide array of restaurants, bars, clubs and cafes. There’s also a good mix of cinemas, theatres, and sporting venues. You can also travel to London or Birmingham in less than an hour on the train.

Clubs and Societies
Clubs and Societies

Clubs and Societies

The college doesn’t have any clubs or societies.

Student support
Student support

Student support

Support is offered to all students and covers a variety of different bases. The team is based in the College Social Centre.

There’s a Wellbeing Service which offers confidential one-to-one support to students, including counselling. There are nurses to provide general health advice, sexual health advice, stop smoking support and referrals to specialist services. 

An Additional Learning Support team is available for students with disabilities and mental health problems. They can help with revision skills, exam support, planning assignments and more.

Fees
Fees

Fees

UK Students per year: £9,000

Scholarships/ Bursaries
Scholarships/ Bursaries

Scholarships/ Bursaries

19+ Bursary

Available to students with a household income which is less than £28,000 a year. For those with an income of below £21,000 a year, extra financial help is available. Bursaries can cover residential fees, transport costs, clothing and equipment necessary for your course, fees, childcare support and campus contributions.

Trust Bursaries

Bursaries from two independent charitable trusts - Thomas Harrison Trust and Sir Thomas White Charity provide support to allow students experiencing financial difficulties to attend college.

Townscape Heritage Initiative

A Heritage Lottery funded scheme worth up to £500 to help pay for training on Stonemasonry or Carpentry courses, along with up to £100 to help with tools.

To find out more information on bursaries and scholarships, head to the college’s website.

Academic strengths
Academic strengths

Academic strengths

Moulton College specialises in land-based, sport and construction courses. All of the courses are science based, with undergraduate degrees culminating in a BSc (as opposed to a BA).

Entry requirements
Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Requirements vary for each course so head to the website to look at the entry details. These can be found on each course page.

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17 Jan 20

Applied Animal Studies BSc(Hons) BSc (Hons)

Generally a good uni if you're willing to put the work in. The course provides a broad overview of the animal sector covering a range of modules and lecturers are passionate about their studies. Accommodation is basic but the inclusion of an en suite is beneficial and the facilities are fine for...
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16 Jan 20

Agricultural Technologies BSc (Hons) BSc

My experience so far is mixed. Some days i enjoy it others i don’t. The content we are learning is and can be interesting but it’s not being taught in a way that makes it appeal to everyone, it can be very boring. Some lessons we don’t actually learn anything. Practical lessons are good because...

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