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n280 - Agri-Business Management BSc

Agri-Business Management BSc Honours

UCAS Code: N280 (3 or 4 Years)

Course Overview

The agri-food chain is one of the world's largest industries. It involves the delivery of products from farms to worldwide markets.

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At a Glance

UCAS Code
N280

UCAS Institution Name and Code
NEWC, N21

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Degree Awarded
BSc Honours

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Course Duration
3 or 4 Years

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Entry Requirements
A Level: AAB-ABB
IB: 35 points

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Opportunities
Study Abroad
Work placement

This degree focuses on concepts from economics and business studies disciplines, as applied to food, fibre and energy chains.

This is an applied course where you will learn about the management of businesses operating from the farm gate to consumer plates.

Along with business management skills, you will learn and be able to reflect on the key challenges of securing a sustainable food supply for this and future generations.

Key topics covered are:

  • food economics and management of agro-food businesses
  • food policy and its implications for businesses and consumers
  • gathering evidence through data analysis to support sound decision
  • agriculture and food production and distribution
  • consumer studies and marketing management

This degree could lead to work in a range of international business sectors, such as food markets and marketing, retail management, and business consultancy. 

Highlights of this degree

Student profile

I love the diverse choice of modules. We cover everything from law, to marketing, to statistics and with everything I find I can see how useful it is to the business world and where it can be applied.

Taisie, Agri-Business Management BSc Honours
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Course Details

Our degrees are divided into stages and each stage lasts for an academic year.

You will take 120 credits' worth of modules at each stage. Some modules are compulsory to make sure you get all the essential knowledge you need and optional modules let you tailor the degree towards your personal interests.

Programme modules do change and therefore may differ for your year of entry.

Stage 1

At Stage 1 you'll be studying foundation modules to help you learn about the subject.

Compulsory modules

Stage 2

By Stage 2 you'll be studying more complex topics that reflect your growing knowledge.

Compulsory modules

Optional modules

You take 40 credits from the following list:

Other optional modules may also be available.

Work placement year

Between Stages 2 and 3, you can spend the year on work placement. This will be with an approved organisation in the UK or abroad.

You will also need to take a compulsory 120-credit module: ICM0055 Intercalating Module for AFRD.

Permission to undertake a placement is subject to the approval of the Degree Programme Director.

Stage 3

At Stage 3 you'll be studying advanced topics, informed by our research expertise. These are designed to prepare you for your future career.

Compulsory modules

Optional modules

You take 50 credits from the following list of optional modules, giving you increasing freedom to tailor the degree to your career aspirations.

Entry Requirements

All candidates are considered on an individual basis. If your qualifications are not listed here, please see our additional entry requirements web pages to find out which other qualifications are considered. 

The entrance requirements below apply to 2017 entry.

Careers

Agri-Business Management careers

A degree in Agri-Business Management opens the door to many careers in the private and public sectors.

The specialist knowledge and skills gained during this degree programme develop candidates for roles in a diverse range of popular career destinations in the food and retailing sector. However, the wide range of business knowledge gained and the transferable skills you will develop opens the door to many careers in the land based and business sectors.

For example, some of our graduates progress to careers in finance, recruitment, management, marketing and communications, in a variety of businesses, including consultancy, hospitality and logistics.

Recent graduates have been recruited into prestigious national and multinational companies such as:

  • Andersen Consulting
  • KPMG
  • Accenture
  • BT
  • P&G
  • Unilever
  • Marks and Spencer
  • Sainsbury's
  • Morrisons
  • Tesco

You will receive bespoke careers support throughout your degree programme, which includes help to write an outstanding CV.

Find out more about the career options for Agri-Business Management from Prospects: The UK's Official Careers Website.

What our graduates go on to do: employment and further study choices

See what our recent graduates went on to do and view graduate destinations statistics. These statistics are based on what graduates were doing on a specific date, approximately six months after graduation. The most recent data available is for graduates who completed their course in 2013/14.

The destination data is available in varying levels, beginning with the University and moving through Faculty and School down to individual course reports. This final level may give you some useful ideas about possible options after your course or a course you are considering.

Careers and employability at Newcastle

Newcastle University consistently has one of the best records for graduate employment in the UK.

94.1% of our 2014 UK/EU graduates progressed to employment or further study within six months of graduating.

More than three quarters (77%) of our graduates who entered employment achieved a graduate-level position.

We provide an extensive range of opportunities to all students through an initiative called ncl+. This enables you to develop personal, employability and enterprise skills and to give you the edge in the employment market after you graduate.

Our award-winning Careers Service is one of the largest and best in the country, and we have strong links with employers.

Fees & Funding

 

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UCAS codes for Newcastle University

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  • institution code - N21

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