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Course summary

Gain the skills in technology, data and innovation for sustainable food production now and in the future, with our Agri-Food Technology 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 BSc (Hons) 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.


Year 1: Environmental Sciences and Sustainability. Agricultural Biological Sciences. Agricultural Systems and Production. Environmental Monitoring and Data Analysis. ersonal and Professional Development - Level 4. Year 2: Data Management and Geographical Information Systems. Remote Sensing and Database Interrogation. Ruskin Module. Population Ecology and Integrated Pest Management. Food Supply Chain Management. Project Planning and Management. Personal and Professional Development - Level 5. Year 3: Sustainable Agricultural Management. Social and Environmental Compliance in Agri-Food. Technology Integration in the Agri-Food Supply Chain. Food Security. Undergraduate Project.

Assessment method

We’ll assess you in several ways, including lab reports, essays and literature reviews, case study reports, tests, and practical assessments.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

If English not the first language, a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.0 (Academic level) or equivalent English Language qualification is expected to be demonstrated, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information 2022 International fees are to be confirmed
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