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Harper Adams University

Food Production and Marketing

UCAS Code: D640
BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
BSc (Hons) 4 years full-time, sandwich 2017
Ucas points guide

88-104

% applicants receiving offers

71%

Subjects
  • Food & beverage studies
  • Marketing
Student score
83% MED
Not Available
% employed or in further study
100% HIGH
Not Available
Average graduate salary
£20.1k MED
Not Available
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

A level Food Technology preferred, but is not mandatory. No more than two arts based subjects out of three.

Scottish Highers
BBBC

BBBC

BTEC Diploma
MMM

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
MMM

Applicants can expect to receive offers including specific module grades of a Merit or Distiction in BTEC qualifications.

International Baccalaureate
26

UCAS tariff points
88-104

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 88-104 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

71%

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

£9,250

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

Why study food? Providing a growing population with safe, wholesome, nutritious and affordable food, while addressing environmental concerns and limited resources is high on the UKâ??s agenda. The food industry (and the supporting land-based sector) is constantly evolving to meet the expectations of the consumer. Increasingly, people are becoming better informed and more demanding about their food and its quality. However, right across the UKâ??s food industry, there is a shortage of suitably qualified and experienced graduates with a technical understanding of food. At Harper Adams we offer food courses which develop multi-skilled graduates who will move ahead with the industry in a range of exciting and rewarding careers.

Modules

Modules include: Principles of marketing; nature of food; farm assurance and quality; animal product processing; managing people; consumer behaviour;

Harper Adams University

A class in a field

Harper Adams' attractive rural location in the heart of England provides the best of town and country. With a reputation for excellence and innovation, the Shropshire campus offers state-of-the-art facilities and rewarding courses for undergraduate, postgraduate and lifelong learners in agriculture, agribusiness, animal, engineering, food, rural and land-based studies.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
38%
62%

Year 1

32%
68%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

25%
75%

Year 4

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
34%
58%
8%

Year 1

18%
64%
18%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

11%
89%

Year 4

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 90%
Student score 83% MED
Able to access IT resources

87%

Staff made the subject interesting

84%

Library resources are satisfactory

90%

Feedback on work has been helpful

74%

Feedback on work has been prompt

68%

Staff are good at explaining things

100%

Received sufficient advice and support

90%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
19% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
76% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
24% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
304 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
53% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
6% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 100% HIGH
Average graduate salary £20.1k MED
Graduates who are managers and directors in retail and wholesale

9%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

30%

Graduates who are engineering professionals

17%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Unemployment rates for these disciplines were well below the average in 2012, and the most common jobs for first degree graduates were roles as food scientists or in quality assurance – with jobs in all parts of the food and drink industries, as well as in hospitality and retail. There are jobs for graduates from this discipline all around the country and London only took a relatively small share in 2012.
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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction Not Available
Student score Not Available

Sorry, not enough students have taken this subject here before, so we aren't able to show you any information.

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

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Sorry, not enough students have taken this subject here before, so we aren't able to show you any information.

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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study Not Available
Average graduate salary Not Available

Sorry, we don't have any information about graduates from this subject here.

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
The marketing industry hasn't been as badly affected by the recession as many others, and so lots of graduates from all kinds of subjects go into it - with marketing graduates doing so more often than others. A lot of the jobs are in London, but graduates don't just go to work in advertising agencies. All sorts of industries do their own marketing these days, and with the rise of digital and mobile technology, a lot of marketing is done in quite innovative ways, using a wide range of methods. A lot of jobs in this industry are handled through recruitment agencies, so if you get in touch with them early, that might give you a headstart for some of the jobs available. But be careful – unpaid working is not the norm in the marketing industry, but it is more common than in most sectors.
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