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Course summary

Our MSc in Business for Agri-food and Rural Enterprise, allows students to specialise in either Innovation Management, Rural Enterprise Development or Business Communication. Here are the courses we offer, on both a full and part-time basis:

  • MSc in Business for Agri-Food and Rural Enterprise (with options in Innovation Management, Rural Enterprise Development or Business Communication).
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Business for Agri-Food and Rural Enterprise (with options in Innovation Management, Rural Enterprise Development or Business Communication)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Business for Agri-Food and Rural Enterprise

Assessment method

Upon successful completion of the Postgraduate Diploma course, students with the support of a recognised tutor, undertake research, demonstrating independent, innovative and creative thinking. Students complete an 18,000 word research thesis, where primary data collection is part of the research process. Examples of previous research titles include: • The development of a participative paradigm for inclusion of farmers in local decision making • To fish or not to fish: Is risk perception a factor? • Attitudes and behaviours of farmers in Northern Ireland towards renewable energy • Optimistic bias: Does it have a role in health promotion? • Is policy the solution to Northern Ireland’s BVD problem?


Entry requirements

Applicants should normally possess a BSc (Hons 2.2) Degree in Agriculture, Geography, Horticulture, Food, Consumer Studies, Business Studies, Environmental Science, Rural and Business Studies or related subject. We welcome applicants with a diverse range of primary degrees as students from these different backgrounds make a positive impact within the agri-food and rural business sectors. Students who successfully complete all six modules on the Postgraduate Diploma programme (with a minimum of 50% in each module) may complete a research project in an area associated with the option chosen at Postgraduate Diploma level.


Fees and funding

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Additional fee information

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Business for Agri-Food and Rural Enterprise at College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise - UCAS