Food Business Management

College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise

Degree level: Undergraduate

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Course summary

The Honours Degree in Food Business Management, validated by Ulster University, has been designed to equip graduates with the key skills and knowledge to apply management practices to food supply chain businesses. Loughry Campus has excellent laboratory and teaching facilities to support its food education programmes. These include chemistry and microbiology teaching laboratories and a specialist food technology centre featuring the latest equipment and materials for producing food to EU standards. The specialist Food Technology Centre incorporates four mini-food processing areas; meat, bakery, fruit and vegetables and dairy and is designed to demonstrate best practice in food manufacture. This unique facility is equipped with an extensive range of modern pilot and industrial scale food processing and product development facilities to ensure that Loughry students acquire the competencies and skills needed by the food industry. Small-scale process equipment allows the demonstration of computerised process control systems used in food manufacturing. The state of the art laboratories are equipped with advanced scientific equipment which enables students to carry out essential and complex microbiological, chemical and physical analysis of food ingredients and products. The latest technologies in food analysis are continuously being reviewed, thus enabling students to gain valuable knowledge and experience relevant to careers in the industry. The Food Packaging Centre is a unique and well equipped facility used to evaluate packaging materials and complete packs. As food companies strive to meet consumer expectations through innovative packaging, Loughry Campus graduates are in a prime position to make a significant impact on the industry having worked in the centre.

Course details


Year 1 Digital marketing; Export marketing; Food enterprise studies; Food manufacture, safety and quality; Food packaging technology; Introduction to data management and analysis. Year 2 Business economics; Finance for non-financial managers; Food packaging design; Food product design; Sales management; Supply chain operation; Work placement (12 weeks for 3 year programme and 48 weeks for 4 year programme). Year 3 (Year 4 if Diploma in Professional Practice has been completed) Business improvement; Environmental and quality management; Food retail environment; Research project; Strategic business management.

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

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Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 104 points Students should normally have 104 UCAS tariff points at A2 Level to include a Grade B in Business, Home Economics or a Science subject, plus four GCSE subjects at Grade C or higher including a Science subject, Mathematics and English Language or equivalent. Please note we do not accept essential skills as an equivalent to GCSE English and Maths for this programme

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £1735 Year 1
Northern Ireland £1735 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Food Business Management at College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise - UCAS