Cornwall College

BSc (Hons) Agriculture and Food

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Course details

  • Year 1
  • Core modules
    • CORC1013C Personal and Employability Skills Development

      This module is designed to equip students with the necessary knowledge and skills to develop themselves in terms of their personal and employability skills.

    • CORD1015 Agri-Food Economics and Policy

    • CORD185 Agriculture and Food Science

    • CORD187 Food and Farming Business Case Studies

  • Year 2
  • Core modules
    • CORD2037 Micro-organisms in the Food Chain

    • CORD209 Business Planning

      This module will allow the student to simulate the process of setting up a business or project proposal within their chosen sector of study.

    Optional modules
    • CORD143 Livestock Production

    • CORD146 Crop Production and Soil Science

    • CORD188 Food Processing and Quality

    • CORD190 Food Safety Management

      Food safety is the prime concern of all food producers and this module introduces the concepts and principles that underpin its effective management.

  • Year 3
  • Core modules
    • CORD2036 Internship

    • CORD2039 Research Methods

    Optional modules
    • CORD2038 Applied Agricultural Science

    • CORD2040 Applied Food Science and Nutrition

  • Year 4
  • Core modules
    • CORD309 Contemporary Issues In Food and Farming

    • CORD310 Sustainable Agri-food Systems

    • CORD312 Strategic Management Issues

      This module enables students to evaluate different management strategies and theoretical approaches, and how they can be used in the context of current issues affecting the sector. These approaches will be explored in relation to their relevance and application in developing appropriate strategies for businesses.

  • Final year
  • Core modules
    • CORD311 Marketing

      This module aims to illustrate the dynamic influences on a business and the need for a planned approach to marketing through marketing management.

    • RBM301 Honours Project

      This module allows students to explore in detail an academic subject of their choice. The module comprises a substantial research study element, which includes a literature review, experimental design, the collection, analysis and interpretation of data and report writing.

The modules shown for this course are those currently being studied by our students, or are proposed new modules. Please note that programme structures and individual modules are subject to amendment from time to time as part of the University’s curriculum enrichment programme and in line with changes in the University’s policies and requirements.

Fees, costs and funding

As this course is delivered by one of our partner colleges, please contact the college directly for information on fees and funding.

How to apply

For further information and to apply for this course, please contact the college's admissions team directly using the contact details below. 

Our partnership with Cornwall College

Plymouth University has developed partnerships with institutions around the world with the sole purpose of making higher education more accessible to those people who need something just a little different.

Our Academic Partnerships enable students to enrol for a degree at a partnership institution closer to home, or engage in distance learning – even when they’re in the middle of the ocean. They are there for those people looking to return to education, or enhance their professional development. Full- or part-time; foundation degree to masters-level – we cater for a huge variety of needs and aspirations.

Many of our partners offer specialist degrees, unique facilities, and smaller class sizes at a competitive price. And as a student of two institutions, you get the best of both worlds; a supportive learning environment as part of a close-knit community, and a university-level qualification awarded by Plymouth University. You’ll enjoy not only the facilities and services your partnership institution provides, but also all of the additional support and resources you need from us, and you’ll automatically become a member of our Students’ Union, too.

We are continuing to grow the number of partner institutions and expand our academic community to new locations around the UK and overseas. Why not visit the Academic Partners page on our website for a full list of partners and for more details on studying with us?

One of our partners delivers this particular course – so please visit their website for full course details, entry requirements, tuition fees and information on what student life is like there. 

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