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  • Qualification

    Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc

  • Location

    ARU Peterborough

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    2 Years

Course summary

Prepare to play your part in making food production more sustainable using technology, innovation and data, with our Agri-Food Technology foundation degree at ARU Peterborough.If you’re committed to the sustainable production of high-quality food from field-to-fork while protecting the environment, and you have a passion for technology, innovation and data, our undergraduate degree course is for you.We live in an inter-connected world, where industry, economics, society, and the environment all impact on one another.The food supply chain is no exception and is critical to the health and wellbeing of everyone. As we tackle challenges from climate change to globalisation, it’s more important than ever that we future proof the production and supply of food.By studying our FdSc Agri-Food Technology, you’ll explore the use of new technologies to ensure the availability of food to everyone in society, while reducing the impact of food production on the environment.As an Agri-Food Technology student at ARU Peterborough, you’ll acquire important skills and experience, including a detailed understanding of crop and animal production systems.You will build your understanding of soils, water, and the atmosphere, which are essential for understanding the environment, and food production. You’ll also gain a thorough grounding in the social, environmental, and business principles that underpin food security and sustainability.Working alongside industry you will see how data science, technology and innovation help farmers and food companies become more sustainable and focus on current issues in food production and future impacts, looking at how we can address them, while considering environmental protection and sustainability.You’ll make use of specialist labs, software and field sites to test your ideas and propose solutions. As well as this, you’ll visit production systems and processing facilities, hearing from professionals how organisations respond to a range of issues affecting production and supply.You’ll find there’s an emphasis on developing key transferable skills throughout the course, such as teamwork, communication, and numerical and computational skills, innovation and entrepreneurship.Our foundation degree also offers a progression route (with 50% or higher overall grade) to our BSc (Hons) Agri-food Technology. 195 credits will be awarded on progression.This is a new course starting in September 2022, and is subject to validation.

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15 January

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UCAS Points : 96

from a minimum of 2 A Levels (or equivalent) to include biology, chemistry or related subject at grade C.


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Anglia Ruskin University

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  • Campus address

    Anglia Ruskin University, East Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB1 1PT, England

Welcoming local community and buddy scheme.
Diverse student cohort from all over the world.
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Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    29th out of 43

  • Entry standards

    / Max 171

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    90.0 90%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.16 83%


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