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Royal Agricultural University

Food Production and Supply Management

UCAS Code: D642

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,C,C

Example of possible offer Science subject recommended

Access to HE Diploma

D:21,M:15

Acceptable when combined with other level 3 qualifications

Acceptable when combined with other Level 3 qualifications

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

26

Irish Leaving Certificate - Higher Level

H3,H3,H3,H4,H4

Acceptable when combined with other level 3 qualifications

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

DMM

Scottish Higher

B,C,C,C,C

UCAS Tariff

104

minimum three A2 subjects

75%
Applicants receiving offers

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About this course


Course option

3years

Sandwich | 2018

Subject

Food and beverage production

Food supply chains provide the link between primary producers and the consumer through intermediaries such as processors, manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers. As such chains become more integrated there is a greater emphasis on food safety and quality, traceability and public health. Primary producers now have to work as part of the chain to meet the needs of consumers. Developed in consultation with major companies within the agri-food sector, this course focuses on addressing these issues whilst focusing on the management and quality enhancement of products. It provides a grounding in the technologies that define modern food production and explores the impact of rapidly evolving consumer science and behavior on supply chain management.
In the second year, students must take a (20 week minimum) industrial placement, working in an organisation between March and September. These opportunities are viewed very favourably by potential employers and provide students with the chance to experience real organisational life at first hand. Students are encouraged to choose wide ranging possibilities of types of organisation both in the UK and abroad. On occasions, students can elect to work for a longer period than 20 weeks and take a year out of University in order to do so.
Our graduates are equipped with the skills necessary to manage key aspects of the complex and dynamic food sector and have gone on to work in Waitrose, Tesco, Tebay Services to name but a few.

For part-time study, please contact the Admissions Office for more information.

Modules

For up to date module information, please visit the university website and download the Programme Specification: https://www.rau.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/courses/bsc-hons-food-production-and-supply-management

Tuition fees

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England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£10,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Royal Agricultural University

Department:

Department of Food

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

80%
med
Food and beverage production

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Agriculture, food and related studies

Teaching and learning

88%
Staff make the subject interesting
90%
Staff are good at explaining things
83%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
71%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

65%
Library resources
84%
IT resources
81%
Course specific equipment and facilities
72%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

After graduation


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Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Agriculture, food and related studies

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