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International: £13,250 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
- Study your foundation year, then progress to the full degree.
- Develop important business skills from the very first day.
- Undertake applied projects and explore different ways of working.
This foundation year has been designed to enhance your knowledge in advance of undergraduate study. You'll study a range of business-related topics, and apply your skills on rewarding projects and assignments. After completing your foundation, you'll have everything you need for full honours degree study, and progress directly onto the BSc Food Marketing and Product Development course.
How you learn
The course is suitable if you don't meet the entry requirements for our BSc (Honours) Food Marketing and Product Development 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.
You will learn in a supportive, challenging and exciting environment. You will be based in Sheffield Business School — a vibrant, dynamic setting with excellent facilities located in the heart of the city.
You learn through
- lectures and seminars
- case studies
- self-directed study
- work placements
- activities and events
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
After the foundation year, you will be ready to start the full degree. BSc Food Marketing and Product Development is an engaging, challenging course. It is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Marketing, and will equip you with the knowledge and practical skills needed for a career in food marketing management
You will have the opportunity to arrange a year-long work placement in between your second and third years of the full degree. This gives you a real-world experience to prepare you for your future career. Due to our strong relationships with regional, national and international employers, we can help you to secure a great placement opportunity and support you while you are there. Salaries of up to £22,000 are possible.
Previous students have gained placements with organisations such as Hotel Chocolat, Tesco, Kantar World Panel, Mondelez, Sainsbury’s, Asda, Greencore, Premier Foods, Morrisons and Marks & Spencer.
The full degree prepares you for a career in
- food marketing
- food buying
- food product development
- food retail management
- brand management
- advertising and marketing communications
- account management
- category management
Where will I study?
You study at City Campus
City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.City Campus map
Adsetts Library is located on our City Campus. It's open 24 hours a day, every day.Learn more
GCSEs Maths at grade D or 3 and English Language or Literature grade D or 3.
48 UCAS points, including 24 points from one full A level, or equivalent, or an alternative qualification such as an Access course.
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'.
You can take an optional placement in year three.
|Module: Contemporary Issues||Credits: 20||
|Module: Introduction To Business||Credits: 20||
|Module: Organisation Management And Delivery 1||Credits: 20||
|Module: Organisation Management And Delivery 2||Credits: 20||
|Module: Self And Stakeholder Management||Credits: 20||
|Module: The Practice Of Business In The Events, Food, Hospitality And Tourism Industries||Credits: 20||
|Module: Academic And Professional Skills||Credits: 20|
|Module: Business Analysis For The Service Sector||Credits: 20|
|Module: Food Composition And Ingredient Functionality||Credits: 20|
|Module: Introduction To Food Safety Management||Credits: 20|
|Module: Marketing Communications||Credits: 20|
|Module: Principles Of Food Marketing||Credits: 20|
|Module: Academic Research Skills||Credits: 20|
|Module: Developing Food Products||Credits: 20|
|Module: Food Advertising And Branding||Credits: 20|
|Module: Food Concept Feasibility||Credits: 20|
|Module: International Food Marketing And Retail Practice||Credits: 20|
|Module: People And Organisations In Context||Credits: 20|
|Module: Placement Year||Credits: -|
|Module: Exploring Food Strategy||Credits: 20|
|Module: Food And Nutrition Research Project||Credits: 20|
|Module: Food Innovation Consultancy Challenge||Credits: 40|
|Module: Food Perception And Consumer Behaviour||Credits: 20|
|Module: International Food Marketing Planning||Credits: 20|
Fees and funding
Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2019/20 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 students starting full-time study in 2019/20 is £13,250 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
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.Additional costs for Food and nutrition courses (PDF)
Any offer of a place to study is subject to your acceptance of the University’s Terms and Conditions and Student Regulations.
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