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Year of Entry 2021/22
BSc (Honours)

Food and Drink Entrepreneurship with Foundation Year

Think like an entrepreneur and get ready to start a business in the fast-growing artisan food and drink market.


Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home: £9,250 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
International/EU: £13,995 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
How long will I study? 4/5 Years
Where will I study? City Campus
What are the entry requirements? 64 UCAS Points
What is the UCAS code? B027
When do I start? September 2021
Placement year available? Yes

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Course summary

  • Prepare for the degree with an extra foundation year at the start.
  • Study food production and business, gain real-world experience and develop as an entrepreneur.
  • Explore the production methods behind various artisan and craft products.
  • Have the opportunity to launch your own food and drink business in the final year.

On this course, you’ll explore the world of food and drink, focusing particularly on artisanal products. You’ll gain essential skills in business operations, marketing and finance needed to manage your own business, while sharpening your strategic and entrepreneurial thinking. When you graduate, you’ll be ready to launch a successful food and drink start-up.

Sheffield Business School accreditation

Sheffield Business School is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), placing us in the top 5% of business schools globally.

How you learn

Watch course leader James Ellerby talk about this course.

The course is suitable if you don't meet the entry requirements for our BSc (Honours) Food and Drink Entrepreneurship course, or you want extra preparation before starting degree-level study. You share the first year with other Sheffield Business School foundation year students, then move on to the degree.

On the full degree, you are taught by lecturers with a rich industry background, who have held key management positions in catering companies or owned their own restaurant businesses. This provides you not only with sector expertise, but useful contacts too. Our experts infuse teaching with research, industry expertise and passion for artisan food and drink.

You will be provided with a challenging and supportive learning environment where you will experience hands-on practical learning combined with a traditional classroom environment.

You learn through

  • lectures
  • seminars
  • problem-solving exercises
  • presentations
  • practical sessions in our state-of-the-art professional kitchen and restaurant space
  • field trips
  • work with external organisations

In the foundation year, you’ll study wider business topics, while specialising in your chosen subject area. You’ll learn useful skills such as academic writing, work in diverse teams and learn to utilise a wide variety of data sources. In doing so, you’ll fully prepare yourself for undergraduate study.

Course leaders and tutors

Dr Karen Quine
Dr Karen Quine

Karen joined Sheffield Hallam University in 2012 where her teaching and research interest focus upon Strategic Management and Change. Karen Quine has been teaching H … Read more

Applied learning

Degree preparation

After the foundation year, you will be ready to start the full degree. BSc Food and Drink Entrepreneurship is an engaging, challenging course. You’ll gain the skills in business operations, marketing and financial fluency you need to manage your own business venture, while sharpening your strategic and entrepreneurial thinking. When you graduate, you’ll be ready to launch a successful food and drink start-up.

Work placements

You will have the opportunity to arrange a year-long work placement in between your second and third years of the full degree. Through our relationships with local, national and international employers, we can help you secure a great placement year and support you while you’re there.

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Future careers

The full degree prepares you for a career in

  • food and drink entrepreneurship
  • managerial positions within the catering and service industries
  • hotel and leisure groups

Where will I study?

You study at City Campus through a structured mix of online lessons and face-to-face teaching with access to digital and online resources to support your learning.

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Equipment and facilities

On the full course you work with

  • a state-of-the-art kitchen and restaurant space
  • specific software applications

Entry requirements

All students

UCAS points

  • 64

This must include at least 32 points from one A level or equivalent BTEC National qualifications excluding general studies For example:

  • CC at A Level
  • MPP in BTEC Extended Diploma.
  • A combination of qualifications, which may include AS levels and EPQ.

You can find information on making sense of UCAS tariff points here and use the UCAS tariff calculator to work out your points.

GCSE

  • English Language at grade C or 4 or equivalent
  • Maths at grade C or 4 or equivalent

• Access to HE Diploma from a QAA recognised Access to HE course. Normally we require 15 credits at level 2 and 45 at level 3. At least 15 level 3 credits must be at merit grade or above from a QAA-recognised Access to HE course, or an equivalent Access to HE certificate.

If English is not your first language, you will need an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills, or equivalent. If your English language skill is currently below IELTS 6.0 we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English score.

Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 at the point of enrolment.

Additional information for EU/International students

If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.

For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.


Modules

Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.

You can take an optional placement in year three.

Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Contemporary Issues Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Introduction To Business Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Organisation Management And Delivery 1 Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Organisation Management And Delivery 2 Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Self And Stakeholder Management Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: The Practice Of Business In The Events, Food, Hospitality And Tourism Industries Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Year 2

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Academic And Professional Skills Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Business Analysis For The Service Sector Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Enterprise Change And Creativity Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Global Food, Drink And Society Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Hospitality Process And Decision Making Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Marketing Communications Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Year 3

Compulsory modules
Module Credits
Module: Academic Research Skills Credits: 20
Module: Artisan Food And Drink Production Credits: 20
Module: Developing Food Products Credits: 20
Module: Enterprise And Small Business In Tourism, Hospitality And Events Credits: 20
Module: People And Organisations In Context Credits: 20
Module: Planning Your Own Business Credits: 20

Year 4

Optional modules
Module Credits
Module: Placement Year Credits: -

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Critical Approaches In Hospitality Marketing, Experiences And Analytics Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Entrepreneurship In Action Credits: 40 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Financial Management For The Entrepreneur Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Food Supply Chain Management Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Practical
Module: Small Business Strategy Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Fees and funding

Home students

Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2021/22 is £9,250 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.

† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.

International students

Our tuition fee for International/EU students starting full-time study in 2021/22 is £13,995 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.

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Additional course costs

This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.

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