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BSc (Hons) Sustainable Food Management (Arable Crop Production)

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BSc (Hons) Sustainable Food Management (Arable Crop Production) UCAS Code DD64 Duration&Mode 3 years full time. Also available part time. Typical Offer: UCAS Tariff Points 180 tariff points including at least 80 tariff points from a 6 unit (GCE A-Level/VCE A-Level) and/or 12-unit (VCE A-level) awards. A maximum of 20 tariff points will be counted from Key Skills. BTEC National Diploma MPP OCR National Extended Diploma (18 Units) P2 Irish Leaving Certificate 4 Grade C's at Higher level Scottish Highers 4 Grade C's International Baccalaureate 24 points Other qualifications, including relevant industrial experience, may be acceptable and each application is considered on its own merits. This course will be running from 2010/11 academic year. Areas of Study Especially developed to offer a holistic approach to Sustainable Food Management, this course encompasses aspects of the Food Supply Chain from on-farm production, through food science, technology and processing, to marketing, retail and regulation. Covers Sustainable Food Chains, and Food and Culture. For more information, download the course scheme diagram and core modules. Course Aims As the full effect of climate change is felt globally, it is likely that the role of the UK in the production of arable crops will increase in importance. A graduate with knowledge of crop production married with an understanding of the food industry as a whole will therefore be in high demand. Graduates of this course will have a developed knowledge of the 'farm to fork' supply chain within the food industry and be conversant with aspects of food production with regard to nutrition, politics and law, preservation and processing, packaging, quality, composition and analysis, hygiene, health and safety, cultural awareness, marketing, distribution, environmental impact and retailing. Course Content The Arable Crop Production pathway includes modules covering agronomic requirements of crops, environmental considerations, crop protection, plant health, sustainability and the role of legislation. Students will study crop science and production methods particularly in the production of economically important crops such as cereals, major oilseeds, sugar beet and potatoes. The core syllabus has been designed to provide the student with a comprehensive awareness of the principles and concepts of food supply chain management. Students will explore the social, ethical, political and cultural influences on the production, processing, marketing and retailing of food whilst gaining an understanding of the concept of sustainability and how it applies to the food supply chain. Special Features Students will develop both practical and theoretical skills relevant to the crop production industry, utilising the 135 hectares of the College estate devoted to farming practices and production. Students will undertake a European study tour taking in a variety of production, marketing and retail visits. Career Prospects Due to the holistic nature of the core syllabus, students will be equipped to enter the food industry in a wide range of careers. Predicted roles after graduation include primary food production with particular reference to Arable Crop Production, food processing, new product development, supply chain, technical and quality assurance and food retailers. Interested? You can find full details of the Food courses that we offer by looking through the website pages. You are very welcome to come along and visit the college on one of our open days. We look forward to meeting you! If you would like any further information or would just like an informal chat about the course or future career paths, please contact the Food Management Co-ordinator Jenny Ruth on 01245 424107.

BSc (Hons) Sustainable Food Management (Arable Crop Production) UCAS Code DD64 Duration&Mode 3 years full time. Also available part time. Typical Offer: UCAS Tariff Points 180 tariff points including at least 80 tariff points from a 6 unit (GCE A-Level/VCE A-Level) and/or 12-unit (VCE A-level) awards. A maximum of 20 tariff points will be counted from Key Skills. BTEC National Diploma MPP OCR...

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