Agribusiness at ARU Writtle (formerly Writtle University College) - UCAS

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Course summary

We are pleased to confirm that Writtle University College and ARU (Anglia Ruskin University) are joining together. The merger will happen during the 23/24 academic year. Writtle’s full range of Higher and Further Education courses will continue to be delivered on site at the Writtle campus, enhanced by resources available at nearby ARU. If you are starting your course in September 2024, your degree will be awarded by ARU. Find out more about ARU, including our recent Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework, at How we produce, distribute and consume food will fundamentally alter over the next few years. While the current global challenges present risks to business operations, they also bring vast opportunities for growth. The acceleration of the digital shift is set to play a key role in the transition towards purpose-led businesses that have at their heart the health of the people and planet, and a commitment to align with fundamental principles of sustainability. It will require the shaping of a new circular, regenerative economic model that can demonstrate both adaptability and resilience. The pandemic has triggered an unprecedented demand for solutions that are here to stay, with companies increasingly using strategies to be more efficient, transparent, and accountable. Digital and technological based tools enable supply chain transparency, greater collaboration, and decision-making, while also having the potential to boost corporate sustainability credentials. As the digital transformation unfolds, companies will face challenges related to digital skills gaps, social exclusion and inequalities. To future-proof the workforce, brands need to design their digital strategies putting people first, prioritising inclusion and reskilling or upskilling their employees, while also supporting less tech-savvy consumers as they transition to digital channels. These changes are gaining support across most Governments – as a result there is huge demand to deliver the skills and knowledge training required. This MBA will meet the need for managers across the globe to understand the risks and monumental opportunities that the fourth agricultural revolution will bring.

Entry requirements

The University College is fully committed and supportive of equal access and inclusion and aims to avoid unfair discrimination on any grounds. The University College is committed to a policy of equality of opportunity and aims to provide a learning and social environment that is free from unfair discrimination. The University College believes that a student body which is diverse in terms of background and experience contributes to a stimulating learning environment. All applicants are considered for admission on the basis of educational performance and/or professional experience that provides evidence of ability to meet the demands of the chosen programme. The University College therefore welcomes applications from students with the potential to succeed at WUC. Applicants are evaluated as individuals, considering both academic and vocational achievements, their potential to achieve and meet higher education outcomes. This approach is used to provide Individual advice and guidance from the course manager /admissions tutors during the admissions procedures for those meeting the entry requirements. Typically, this is a 2.1 or above in a relevant discipline and demonstrable management experience in the commercial, public or third sector. Meetings with prospective applicants will identify and agree any specific bridging studies and /or independent learning packages to aid successful level 7 study that can be completed prior to the start of the course. Typically, and as with most postgraduate students at Writtle University College, this takes the form of individual one-to-one discussions during the admissions procedure, and prior to application, to consider career aspirations, entry profile, background and interest.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £8996 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8996 Year 1
Scotland £8996 Year 1
Wales £8996 Year 1
Channel Islands £8996 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £8996 Year 1
EU £14810 Year 1
International £14810 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

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Agribusiness at ARU Writtle (formerly Writtle University College) - UCAS