Royal Agricultural University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Agri-food Business Management with Placement Year

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Course summary

This degree is designed to develop an awareness of the management of the agri-food supply chain and the knowledge and skills of those who are involved in a range of these management activities. Changes in how food is produced, marketed and controlled in the global supply chain has created a need for professionals with transnational knowledge and a grasp of its practical needs. This course will help you to develop the skills that this sector demands. You will be absorbed into the world of agri-food business with a free study tour to Europe to meet entrepreneurs and explore their businesses. You will also attend networking events and gain contacts through our alumni network. Upon completion you will receive the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Level 6 Diploma in Management and Leadership. Also, annual membership to CMI is free for one year after graduation. *Course structure * Students will develop their knowledge through a number of different classes and assessments which will provide a wide range of academic experiences. In the third year they will complete a Research Project which will give them an opportunity to study in-depth a subject of specific interest or of direct relevance to their future employment. Across the programme Employability Standards are built into every module. These are designed by the School of Business and Entrepreneurship in consultation with employers, so students will always be able to see the relevance of what they are studying to their future career. Students will develop an enquiring, critical and reflective approach to ideas and issues, enabling successful graduates to contribute proactively to the agri-food industry. There is a strong emphasis on development of business knowledge, skills and capabilities appropriate to the global agri-food supply chain business. *Work experience * In the second year, you will apply and develop your expertise during a 15-week work placement. If you wish to undertake an extended period of work placement there is the option to complete a year in the workplace. Not only could you find yourself working for prestigious companies in the UK or across the world, you will develop confidence and industry contacts. 1 Year Work Placement (Year 3) This module is designed to enable students to complete a relevant enhanced work placement experience to help them identify future career choices and enhance relevant skills sets sought by employers. It is an additional module that students can choose to take after their work experience at Level 5. The module allows students to develop a deeper understanding and gain further experience in a relevant business or employment area to enhance their work experience at Level 5. Students are expected to experience and engage in various aspects of their chosen industry from an operational to practical working.

Course details

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Chartered Management Institute

How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2021.

If you already have a 2021 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice in Track – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

This course is not accepting applications from students requiring a Student visa. For more information, please contact the course provider.

Application codes

Course code:
DN82
Institution code:
R54
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Each applicant is assessed on individual merit and offers can vary. All qualifications that you have already studied or still working towards, will be considered when reviewing your application. The entry requirements listed above represent typical offers for some of the most popular qualifications taken by applicants. If you cannot find the qualifications that you are studying (or have previously studied) please contact our Admissions Office Tel: 01285 889912; or Email: [email protected] for advice.

Additional entry requirements

Interview

may be required


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6none of the four elements below 5.5

Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
82%
Student satisfaction
75%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
90%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £11000 Year 1

Additional fee information

UK/EU placement year fees - £1850 International placement year fees - tbc
Agri-food Business Management with Placement Year at Royal Agricultural University - UCAS