n280 - Agri-Business Management BSc

Agri-Business Management BSc Honours

UCAS Code: N280 (full time: 3 Years)

Course Overview

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

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At a Glance


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Degree Awarded
BSc Honours

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Course Duration
3 Years

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

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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.

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

Key topics covered are:

  • food economics and management of agri-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

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Course Details

Modules for 2019 entry

Please note

The module and/or programme information below is for 2019 entry. Our teaching is informed by research and modules change periodically to reflect developments in the discipline, the requirements of external bodies and partners, student feedback, or insufficient numbers of students interested (in an optional module). To find out more read our terms and conditions.

Module/programme information for 2020 entry will be published here as soon as it is available (end of May 2020).

Our degrees are divided into Stages. Each Stage lasts for an academic year and you need to complete modules totalling 120 credits by the end of each Stage. Further information, including the credit value of the module, is available in each of the module descriptions below.

Stage 1

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

Compulsory modules

Stage 2

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: 

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

Stage 3

Compulsory modules

Optional modules

You take one of the following modules: 

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

*You may opt to take only 20 credits of NCL modules

    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 2020 entry.

    Undergraduate Admissions Policy

    See our Admissions Policy (PDF: 71 KB).

    See further policies related to admission.


    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. Take a look at the most recent data available for our graduates.

    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.

    96% of our 2017 UK-domiciled UG/PG graduates progressed to employment or further study within six months of graduating.

    85.5% of our graduates are in graduate level employment or further study within six months of graduating.

    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.

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    UCAS codes for Newcastle University

    • institution name - NEWC
    • institution code - N21

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