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International/EU: £13,995 per year
- Study food production and business, gain real-world experience and develop as an entrepreneur.
- Explore the production methods behind a range of 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 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.
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
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
- problem-solving exercises
- practical sessions in our state-of-the-art professional kitchen and restaurant space
- field trips
- site visits
- work with external organisations
Course leaders and tutors
Your future employability is at the heart of everything we do and the course includes an optional placement year. 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.
Alternatively, you can pursue an accelerated degree by participating in our Learning in the Workplace programme, where you combine your studies with a semester spent working with an employer. These opportunities will help you to appreciate the realities of small business ownership and enhance your knowledge of the challenges unique to food and drink businesses.
Opportunities for applied learning are embedded at each level of study, beginning in the first year when we nurture your enterprise and creativity. In the second year, you will transform your ideas for a new food and drink start up from a rough idea into a formal business plan before testing the market for your products and potentially launching your very own business through our final year 'Entrepreneurship in Action' module.
You will develop your knowledge of a range of artisan products and the process of craft working through organised field trips. Previously, our students have visited The Sheffield Tap, a local pub and microbrewery, to develop both their product knowledge of beer and learn about the complexities surrounding the brewing process.
You will interact with the food and drink industry through visiting speakers, annual events, our strong alumni network and the activities of student societies such as the Hospitality and Enterprise societies.
You're encouraged to participate in competitions which celebrate success within the industry including Young Guns, a competition which recognises those who have excelled during their placement year, as well as Passion 4 Hospitality, Zest Quest Asia and many others.
Come to an open day
Find out more at our undergraduate open days. Book now for your place.
This course 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.
City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.
Adsetts Library is located on our City Campus. It's open 24 hours a day, every day.Learn more
Equipment and facilities
On this course you work with
- a state-of-the-art kitchen and restaurant space
- specific software applications
This must include at least 64 points from two A levels or equivalent BTEC National qualifications. For example:
- BCC at A Level.
- DMM in BTEC Extended Diploma.
- A combination of qualifications, which may include AS Levels, EPQ and general studies
- English Language at grade C or 4 or equivalents.
- Maths at grade D or 3 or equivalents.
Access - an Access to HE Diploma with at least 45 credits at level 3 and 15 credits at level 2. At least 15 level 3 credits must be at merit grade or above, from QAA recognised Access to HE course or an equivalent Access to HE certificate..
If English is not the students first language, then a student will need an IELTS score of 6.0 or above, with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill. 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.
We also welcome applications from people studying craft-based courses. For example: Level 3 Advanced Professional Cookery; Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Supervision in Food & Beverage Services
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'.
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.
|Module: Academic And Professional Skills||Credits: 20||
|Module: Business Analysis For The Service Sector||Credits: 20||
|Module: Enterprise Change And Creativity||Credits: 20||
|Module: Global Food, Drink And Society||Credits: 20||
|Module: Hospitality Process And Decision Making||Credits: 20||
|Module: Marketing Communications||Credits: 20||
|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|
|Module: Placement Year||Credits: -|
|Module: Critical Approaches In Hospitality Marketing, Experiences And Analytics||Credits: 20||
|Module: Entrepreneurship In Action||Credits: 40||
|Module: Financial Management For The Entrepreneur||Credits: 20||
|Module: Food Supply Chain Management||Credits: 20||
|Module: Small Business Strategy||Credits: 20||
Fees and funding
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.
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.
Financial support for home/EU students
How tuition fees work, student loans and other financial support available.
Additional course costs
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