The course Our Food Business Management degree is ideal for those who are seeking a career in the food sector, whether for a major retailer or producer or for a small, specialist artisan business. Our integrated approach to food business will equip you with the skills, knowledge and understanding specific to the food sector and supplement this through the development of transferrable skills that will increase your career opportunities and potential. You will experience a blend of academic and practical learning, with time spent in the kitchens of our Food Academy, backed up by a fascinating range of events and activities that get you working alongside successful food businesses. You will try your hand at finding real-world solutions and meet leading industry experts from a range of sustainable, competitive food businesses. You’ll spend a transformative placement year working in industry. Along with essential practical, technical skills you will also be learning invaluable soft skills that employers rate so highly, such as communication, teamwork, creativity, motivation and leadership. The modules that make up the degree are assessed in a variety of ways to allow you demonstrate your capabilities including real-world projects, team challenges, portfolios of achievements, business writing and research, and you will manage your learning with the support of focused, frequent feedback. As you progress through your degree you will develop your capabilities in commercial thinking in the food business sector, along with business planning, and management, and in your final year you’ll be working at a strategic level. You’ll develop a deep understanding of organisations and the roles within them and learn the skills required for successful entrepreneurship too, preparing you to confidently take your next step into a food business management career. New programme for 2023 This is one of a series of Harper Adams undergraduate courses undergoing a curriculum refresh to ensure they provide the best content and experience for students and deliver excellent graduates into industry. Definitive course information will be shared as soon as it is available. The route is currently subject to validation and subject to accreditation. Duration 4 years (full-time) including a one-year work placement. A three-year programme is available for applicants with at least two years of full-time relevant work experience. Please contact Admissions for further information on this option.
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.
Republic of Ireland
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
For full entry requirements, including details of all other qualifications accepted, please see our website www.harper.ac.uk. The University is happy to consider applications from those who are studying mixed qualifications, such as combinations of BTECs and A levels. Due to the numerous combinations available it is impossible to state the entry requirements for these, but applicants can expect to receive offers with comparable grades to those without mixed qualifications. For advice please contact the Admissions Team. The University is committed to bringing fresh talent to the industries we serve and has developed a range of initiatives to give everyone the best chance to access our undergraduate programmes. Known as 'Access to Harper' our contextualised offer scheme recognises difficulties that some applicants may face and provides those applicants with an offer lower than our standard requirements. Further details can be found at https://www.harper-adams.ac.uk/apply/how-to-apply/access.cfm
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Additional entry requirements
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Fees and funding
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
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