Postgraduate Diploma in Business for Agri-Food and Rural Enterprise

The Postgraduate Diploma course builds upon the skills developed in the Postgraduate Certificate course by developing the skills of planning, implementing and evaluating change at an organisational level.

A student must pass the three Certificate modules and the three modules within their chosen option to obtain the Postgraduate Diploma award. Examples of topics covered include: resource and needs analysis, business communication, research and development and project management.

Course content

Core modules:

  • Planning and evaluating change management programmes
  • Research and development

Specialised modules:

Students may also choose one of the following specialised modules reflecting their personal interests and preferred career route.

  • Business communication
  • Innovation management
  • Rural enterprise development

How to apply

Applicants for the Postgraduate Diploma course should apply using the on-line Queen’s University Belfast Postgraduate application form, which can be found at

Entry Requirements

Applicants should normally possess a BSc (Hons) Degree in Agriculture, Geography, Horticulture, Food, Consumer Studies, Business Studies, Environmental Science,Rural and Business Studies or related subject.


We welcome applicants with a diverse range of primary degrees as students from these different backgrounds make a positive impact within the agri-food and rural business sectors.