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BSc (Hons) Degree in Food Business Management

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Course Duration

Full-time: 3 years or 4 years including Diploma in Professional Practice.

Course Location

Loughry Campus

BSc (Hons) Degree in Food Business Management

The Honours Degree in Food Business Management, validated by Ulster University, has been designed to equip graduates with the key skills required to apply management practices to the food chain, ensure differentiation, improve efficiency and build skills and capabilities within the global food marketplace.

Course content

Modules (Level 4:Year 1)

  • Digital marketing
  • Export marketing
  • Food enterprise studies
  • Food manufacture, safety and quality
  • Food packaging technology
  • Introduction to data management and analysis

Modules (Level 5:Year 2)

  • Business economics
  • Finance for non-financial managers
  • Food packaging design
  • Food product design
  • Sales management
  • Supply chain operations
  • Work placement

Modules (Level 6:Year 3/Year 4 if work placement is completed)

  • Business improvement
  • Environmental and quality management
  • Food retail environment
  • Research project
  • Strategic business management
Work placement

Students undertaking the four-year course will complete a one-year work-based learning placement in the food industry during year three of the programme. On successful completion of the 48-week placement a Diploma in Professional Practice will be awarded.

The work placement encourages students to develop practical and managerial skills, and gives them the opportunity to demonstrate transferable skills in ICT, problem solving and communication. Students can complete their work placement either locally or abroad.

Additional qualifications

During the course, students may have the opportunity to achieve additional, nationally recognised qualifications to complement their course, which can give a competitive advantage in employment or career progression.

Course Progression

Students may have the opportunity to progress on to relevant postgraduate studies.

This course provides students with career prospects in a range of managerial posts in retailing, purchasing, distribution, sales and marketing. Graduates develop the skills which will enable them to make strategic decisions, analyse problems, provide solutions, develop action plans and effectively manage resources.

Fees and funding support

For information about fees and funding support click here.

Course Entry Requirements

104 UCAS tariff points at A2 level to include a Grade B in Business, Science or Nutrition and Food Science plus four GCSE subjects at Grade C or higher including a Science subject, Mathematics and English Language or equivalent.

In addition to meeting the course entry requirements applicants must also meet the General Entrance Requirements for Ulster University

For other qualifications, including Irish Leaving Certificate, please consult the UCAS website Tariff Tables.

How to apply

To apply to study the course full-time please follow this link to the UCAS website

To apply to study the course part-time please follow this link to the CAFRE online application system

UCAS Course Code

Institution code: A45 Course code: D630

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Loughry Campus aims to develop learners’ skills and competitiveness through education, training, business and technology programmes to meet the needs of the food industry.

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      Regan Reid

      Regan Reid

      “I have just started my work placement with McColgan's Quality Foods working within their Procurement Department. I am involved in sourcing ingredients and packaging for the processing and retail sites. The work is really interesting and staff are friendly, I feel right at home."

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      Dr Gillian Stevenson
      Senior Lecturer (Food)



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