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Royal Agricultural University

Food Production and Supply Management

UCAS Code: D642
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) years full-time, sandwich 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Food & beverage studies
Student score
Not Available
% employed or in further study
97% MED
Average graduate salary
£21k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

Example of possible offer Science subject recommended

Scottish Highers

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

Acceptable when combined with other level 3 qualifications

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

International Baccalaureate

UCAS tariff points

minimum three A2 subjects

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 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


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


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

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.


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

Royal Agricultural University

Students in the quadrangle

The Royal Agricultural College (RAC) is the oldest agricultural college in the English speaking world and has been at the forefront of land-based education since 1845. The diverse range of subjects offered to our 1,000 students includes food production, business management, equine, agriculture, rural land management and property.

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

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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
24% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
65% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
0% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
270 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
63% 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 97% MED
Average graduate salary £21k MED
Graduates who are managers and proprietors in agriculture related services


Graduates who are elementary agricultural occupations


Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
This is still not a common degree - about 400 graduates a year at the last count - and outcomes are good. The most common outcome for this group of graduates is to work as engineers in parts of the food industry, but a significant minority take specialist postgraduate courses and get jobs in our rapidly-expanding brewing industry. Jobs here are tied to the food industry and so are less likely to be in London or other big cities than other jobs.
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