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Course summary

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.


Modules are subject to change and availability. Year 1: Core modules Literacies in HE Introduction to Life Sciences 1 Introduction to Life Sciences 2 Year 2: Core modules Environmental Sciences and Sustainability Agricultural Biological Sciences Agricultural Systems and Production Environmental Monitoring and Data Analysis Personal and Professional Development - Level 4 Year 3: Core modules 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 4: Core modules 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

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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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

Additional fee information
Agri-Food Technology [with Foundation Year] at Anglia Ruskin University - UCAS