Royal Agricultural University

International Business Management (Food and Agribusiness) with Foundation Year Royal Agricultural University Degree level: Undergraduate

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You will learn the fundamentals of business whilst also developing knowledge of the agriculture and food sector, under the guidance of lecturers with experience of domestic and international business management. With our strong network of industry contacts it’s no wonder graduates have gone on to pursue careers at companies including Criddle, Unilever, Pipers Crisps and Laurent-Perrier.

You will visit entrepreneurs on a free study tour to Europe with previous destinations including Spain and Germany. You will also network and gain business contacts before you graduate at careers fairs, as well as having access to our Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Programme. Upon completion of the degree you will receive the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Level 6 Diploma in Management and Leadership. Annual membership to CMI is free for one year after graduation.

Course structure
We are now offering this degree course with a foundation year that will give you the opportunity to gain the experience and skills you will need before progressing on to the traditional parts of the programme.

In the first year of your four year programme you will be developing your academic and team-working skills and gaining confidence in written work; handling numerical and statistical data, and ICT. You will be introduced to a range of rural land use topics including, learning about the agricultural year; mapping; laboratory skills, and you will have the opportunity to gain competence in a range of practical skills. The year will help you to make the transition to being an independent learner, and perhaps an entrepreneur. Successful completion of the foundation year will allow you to proceed onto Year 1 of the course.

The course will be delivered through lectures, tutorials, visiting lecturers, student and tutor-led seminars, directed reading, problem-based and experiential learning and case studies. Modules are assessed through exams, essays, reports, presentations and group work. The
Research Project is an integral part of the course. Completed in your third year, it provides the opportunity to study in-depth a subject of specific interest or of direct relevance to your future employment.

Work placement
In the second year, you will apply and develop your expertise during a 15 to 20-week work placement. If you wish to undertake an extended period of work placement there is the option to pause your studies and complete a 12 or 18 month period 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 for when you graduate.

Course details

Modules

Indicative Modules:

  • The Business Environment
  • Communication and Information
  • The Business of Food
  • Human Resources in Context
  • Business Finance
  • Fundamentals of Marketing and Retailing
  • International Agri-business Marketing

Assessment method

Modules are assessed through exams, essays, reports, presentations and group work.


How to apply

Application deadlines

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

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code DN60
Institution code R54
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 48 points
GCSE/National 4/National 5 Essential: five GCSEs at Grade C or 4 including English Language and mathematics


English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 6.0 no element below 5.5

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £10,000 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Provider information

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Royal Agricultural University
Stroud Road
Cirencester
GL7 6JS


Course contact details

Admissions

01285 889912