Queen's University Belfast
Business for Agri-Food and Rural Enterprise
MSc: A 2.2 Honours degree or above or equivalent qualification acceptable to the university in business/management studies, agriculture, food science or food technology, geography or other approved subject. PG Diploma and PG Certificate: A degree or Higher National Diploma, or equivalent qualification acceptable to the university in an appropriate subject. Advanced Diploma: A degree or Higher National Diploma, or equivalent qualification acceptable to the university, in any discipline. Applicants who do not meet the above academic requirements will be required to demonstrate relevant experience in the rural, agricultural or food sector. They must also hold GCSE English and mathematics at grade C or above. A reference from a current or recent employer will be required. Applicants undertaking the final year of their undergraduate degree will be considered for part-time study only. Note: This programme is not open to non-EEA nationals. EEA nationals for whom English is not their first language must satisfy university requirements for English language by providing evidence of an IELTS score of 6.5 taken within the last 2 years, with not less than 5.5 in any component, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the university is required.
Advanced Diploma: Business communication; information communication and learning technology; personal communication. Postgraduate Certificate: integrating learning with business needs; rural business dynamics; skills to affect change within business. Postgraduate Diploma: Students complete the 3 modules on the PG Certificate programme, plus research and development and planning and evaluating change management programmes. Innovation management option: Innovation management for rural business; rural enterprise development option: Rural enterprise development; business communication option: Business communication; PG Diploma students will be permitted to transfer to the MSc and proceed with a research project if they obtain a sufficiently high standard of work throughout the year (50 per cent minimum in each module). MSc students take 6 modules from the PG Diploma programme, plus a research project.
Assessment methods include assignments, projects, work-related competence profiles and class-based written and oral examinations; MSc students complete a dissertation.
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|Advanced Diploma||Part-time||-||1 years|
|Advanced Diploma||Full-time||-||4 months|
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