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Agri-Food Marketing with Business BSc (Hons)

Harper Adams University

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UCAS CODE: DN45

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Sandwich / Placement

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

This course develops skills across business, agriculture and food disciplines, producing well-qualified managers who are sought after in the agri-food sector. Students are able to register with the Chartered Management Institute and gain a level 5 Award or Certificate in Management and Leadership alongside their degree programme. There is an ever-increasing demand for food, with the UK relying on both imports and exports to feed itself and drive economic growth. Behind the supermarket shelves lies a globalised supply chain that is sensitive to economic and environmental events, e.g. too much or too little rain can reduce or devastate harvests. This dynamic complexity, together with more demanding consumers and concerns about food safety and security, local sourcing and carbon footprints make this an exciting and challenging employment sector.

BSc students undertake work placement in their third year. The one-year placement will help you put theory into practise in a commercial environment. Everyone learns differently and in the workplace you’ll need to work in different ways, so we make sure our courses test you in every way possible. Therefore, you will attend lectures and tutorials, undertake regular hands-on practical work in the laboratories or on the farm, sit exams, and complete coursework assignments. Assessment is via a balance of course work and examination. The careers of agri-food business graduates span the whole food supply chain, from agricultural merchants and pharmaceuticals companies to food manufacturers, distributors, retailers and traders. A combination of business and marketing skills plus technical awareness, make graduates attractive to organisations in the agri-food sector. The transferable nature of the commercial skills developed enables graduates to work in government, trade and overseas development organisations, banks, specialist market research agencies and consultancies. Many have also found that this qualification equips them to set up and successfully run their own food, farm or rurally-based enterprise.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

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£ 10,800per year

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Harper Adams University

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    41st

  • Campus address

    Harper Adams University, Newport, Telford And Wrekin, TF10 8NB, England

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