Course: BSc (Hons) Agri-Food Business Management

Course details

  • UCAS Code

    DN80
  • Location

    Royal Agricultural University Campus
  • Duration

    3 years (Full time)
  • Academic Year

    21 September 2020 - 21 May 2021

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.

Course overview

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.

Work placement

In the second year, you will apply and develop your expertise during a 15-week work placement. 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. 

International study tour

As part of the 'Entrepreneur in Action' module which is taken in the first year, the entire course of students are taken on a free study tour to a foreign country. In the last three years we have visited Spain, Bulgaria and Germany. During this time we visit entrepreneurs and their businesses with a view to learn the character traits of successful entrepreneurs and how this can be applied to our own personal development.  All travel, accommodation and breakfasts are paid for by the University and it provides you with an amazing experience to meet agri-entrepreneurs. 

For UK students (as of March 2020) a visa may not be required but this may change. For non UK/EU nationals (current Tier 4 visa students), the student will have to arrange their own visa.

Students who cannot attend the study tour gain access to entrepreneurs through our Growth Hub and Farm 491 networks.

Accreditations and partnerships

We are delighted to work with a wider range of businesses, partners and accreditation organisations, some of which are shown below:

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Ready to take the plunge? Apply now

Applications to study at the Royal Agricultural University must be made through the UCAS system. This applies to all undergraduate courses.

Applications should be made by the UCAS deadline to ensure we are able to offer you a place on your first choice course. However, if you have missed the deadline please contact Admissions@rau.ac.uk as there are usually places available.

If you would like to apply during UCAS Extra or Clearing, please check that we have places available.

Applicants wishing to study on a course on a part-time basis will need to apply directly to the RAU.

Please contact admissions@rau.ac.uk to discuss your requirements and obtain an application form.