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Full Time BSc (Hons) Sustainable Food Management with Global Crop Production

Writtle College

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BSc (Hons) Sustainable Food Management with Global Crop Production UCAS Code DD6L 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 The consumer is increasingly demanding foods that are produced globally. A graduate with knowledge of global 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 Global Crop Production pathway explores the economic and social significance of horticultural crops whilst appreciating factors affecting horticultural production globally including physical and social influences. It examines the agronomic requirements of crops, environmental considerations, crop protection, plant health, sustainability and the role of legislation. Subjects covered include plant propagation, climatic factors affecting tropical crop production, global supply chains including goods transport and distribution, and Post-harvest physiology and technology. 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. Core modules studied include Primary Food Production Systems, Food Science and Technology, Sustainable Food Chains, Food and Culture, Food Marketing and Retailing, and Food Regulation and Politics. Students will also undertake a research dissertation exploring a particular issue in greater depth. 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. 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 with Global Crop Production UCAS Code DD6L 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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