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Modern business is a dynamic environment where customer wants and needs constantly change. New products and services are launched into already crowded markets on a regular basis. The technology that managers rely on is also changing at an ever faster pace. Modules studied include agriculture in year 1 and in subsequent years understanding food and the consumer, alongside a range of business modules. Students will be able to apply their knowledge to deal with issues and opportunities facing the agri-food supply chain and put this into practice during their placement year. By critically analysing the social economic, legal, technological, ethical and environmental contexts of the provision of goods and services from farm to fork students will gain an understanding of the global, regional and local contexts. Students who undertake the BSc degree (also referred to as an Ordinary degree) will typically complete their award in four years (including an industrial placement year), with successful completion of the award graded as either a pass (with commendation) or pass. The main difference between this and a BSc (Hons) degree, is the reduced volume of study and assessment required by the BSc degree. The BSc degree and the BSc (Hons) degree share a common first year, which provides an opportunity for transfer between the two degree types subject to academic performance. 4 years (full-time) including a one-year work placement. A three year programme is available for applicants with at least two years, full-time relevant work experience. Please contact Admissions for further information on this option.
Assessment is via a balance of course work and examination. Students receive written feedback on all course work to help them improve. In addition, first year students undertake examinations in two subjects at the end of the first term to enable them to gauge how they are progressing and feedback is provided on these exams. Examples of assessments may include a group of three students present on a specific issue in food production – e.g. pesticide residues in crops / fresh produce – and how the relevant farm assurance schemes requirements effectively manages the risk to levels which remove the problem / risk from the food chain.
How to apply
This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||72 - 88 points||From A2 only|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DMM|
|Access to HE Diploma||M: 30 credits P: 15 credits|
|Scottish Higher||CCC||Or BB|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||24 points||Pass at 24|
|Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)||We accept the Welsh Baccalaureate as equivalent to a full A level. For further information please contact the Admissions team.|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||H3, H4, H4|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||All applicants must have a minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade C/4 or above including English Language, Maths and a Science.|
Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
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