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Postgraduate Courses in

Business for Agri-Food & Rural Enterprise

Postgraduate > Postgraduate Courses in Business for Agri-Food & Rural Enterprise

Postgraduate
Course Duration

1 year full-time or 3 years part-time

Course Location

Loughry Campus

Postgraduate Courses in Business for Agri-Food & Rural Enterprise

Postgraduate courses at CAFRE are offered on a full-time and part-time basis. To attain a Master’s (MSc) qualification, students will embark on Postgraduate Certificate and Postgraduate Diploma courses. On successful completion of the Certificate and Diploma courses independent research is undertaken to complete a research thesis to attain the final award of Master’s in Business for Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise. The qualifications are offered in conjunction with Queen's University, Belfast (QUB).

Postgraduate Certificate

The Postgraduate Certificate develops the skills required by supervisors/ managers to affect positive change in the business sector. The course consists of three modules, which provide an introduction to the core business concepts of the programme and concentrate on the specific skills required by the rural business sector. During the Postgraduate Certificate students complete a teaching/training project in an appropriate learning environment.

  • Skills to affect change within businesses
  • Rural business dynamics
  • Integrating learning with business needs
Progression opportunities and career destinations

On successful completion of the Postgraduate Certificate students may progress on to the Postgraduate Diploma course.

Postgraduate Diploma

The Postgraduate Diploma course builds upon the aptitude developed during the Postgraduate Certificate by augmenting the skills of planning, implementing and evaluating change at an organisational level. An industry, local business or work-based practical learning project is integrated into the course.

  • Research and development
  • Planning and evaluating change management programmes
  • One optional module from: Business communication, Innovation management or Rural enterprise development
Progression opportunities and career destinations

On successful completion of the Postgraduate Diploma students may progress on to the MSc research element of the programme.

Master’s

Students, with the support of a recognised tutor, undertake research to demonstrate independent, innovative and creative thinking. Primary data is collected, analysed and presented within a three module weighted 16-18,000 word research thesis.

Course Entry Requirements

• Applicants should normally possess a BSc (Hons) Degree at 2:2 or above.

We welcome applications from a diverse range of Primary Degrees (please check the suitability of your qualification with Queen’s Admissions).

OR

• Students who have successfully completed the Graduate Certificate in Business Communication for Rural Enterprise (obtaining a minimum of 50% in each module) may progress on to the course.

Course Fees

Fees for the programme are under review but currently are: £470 for full-time students and £315 for part-time students.

Loughry Campus

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

This course is offered in conjunction with:

Queens
Christopher McMinn

Christopher McMinn
Graduate

“While studying at Loughry I found the staff very supportive and approachable. Through completing the course I have gained confidence in my own skills, abilities and now have copious amounts of knowledge that I use in my job as a Business Lecturer. I would encourage anyone to further their studies at Loughry – it proved a great choice for me.”

Teresa McCarney

Key Contact

Teresa McCarney
Senior Lecturer

Teresa.McCarney@daera-ni.gov.uk

Fees

£470

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