This course is designed for students who have a strong interest in food and how it is marketed. You learn how the food industry operates from both a manufacturer and retailer perspective and gain the skills needed to work in this fast moving and competitive industry. The course is based on the final year of our BSc (Honours) Food Marketing Management and it allows you to top up your current qualifications to honours degree level.
This course is based on the final year of our BSc (Honours) Food Marketing Management. It allows you to top up your current qualifications to honours degree level.
You can apply for this course if you have a • higher national diploma • foundation degree • or equivalent in a relevant subject.
The degree provides you with the expertise you need to follow a career in food marketing, business management or food product design and development. You develop your skills in analysis and critical thinking.
This is a very competitive industry so throughout the course there is an emphasis on fast response and creative thinking.This course enables you to develop key analytical, technical, commercial and professional skills all of which form the foundation for developing a good food marketer.
You learn how to identify market niches and work with marketing teams and food technologists to develop products to satisfy consumer needs. You also learn how to promote products and encourage sales in a competitive environment.
The business modules develop your ability to
• manage people
• monitor and control operational performance
• plan long term strategic objectives in the food industry
Your learning involves • seminars • workshops • projects • laboratory sessions in our modern facilities at the City Campus.
You can also complete an international version of this qualification which places greater emphasis on the global events industry.
2017 entry requirements
Normally one from
• a HND or foundation degree in a relevant subject, with an overall merit profile from year two modules
• equivalent qualification in a relevant subject
If English is not your first language you need an IELTS score of 6.0 or above, with a minimum score of 5.5 in each skill.
International and European entry qualifications
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.
One year full-time
Typical modules may include
• strategic management • international marketing planning • consumer perceptions of food • food supply chain management • English for academic purposes or food innovation* • professional studies or project*
* If you have an IELTS score of less than 6.5 overall with a minimum score of 6.0 in each skill, you must study English for academic purposes and professional studies.
There are excellent career opportunities for well-qualified food graduates in food manufacturing and retail. You can find careers in • food marketing • food buying • food product development • food retail management.
Our graduates work in organisations such as • Unilever • Marks & Spencer • Samworth Brothers • Sainsbury’s • Tesco • Asda • Northern Foods.
Home / EU student
Please note tuition fees may increase in each subsequent academic year of your course, subject to government regulations on fee increases and in line with inflation. More information can be found in the ‘Tuition Fee Increases’ section of our Fees Regulations (PDF, 2.10 MB)
For the course fee and further information on scholarships and bursaries please visit our fees and funding pages.
2016/17 academic year
Typically £12,500 for the course
2017/18 academic year
Typically £12,750 for the course
Additional course costs
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