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Sheffield Hallam University

Food and Drink Entrepreneurship

UCAS Code: B021

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


Access to HE Diploma

M:15,P:30

Access - an Access to HE Diploma with at least 45 credits at level 3 and 15 credits at level 2. At least 15 level 3 credits must be at merit grade or above, from QAA recognised Access to HE course or an equivalent Access to HE certificate..

GCSE/National 4/National 5

English Language at grade C or 4 or equivalents. Maths at grade D or 3 or equivalents.

UCAS Tariff

96

This must include at least 64 points from two A levels or equivalent BTEC National qualifications. For example: CCC at A Level. MMM in BTEC Extended Diploma. A combination of qualifications, which may include AS Levels, EPQ and general studies

About this course


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Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Other options

4.0 years | Full-time | 2021

Subjects

Food and beverage studies

Enterprise and entrepreneurship

Study food production and business, gain real-world experience and develop as an entrepreneur.
Explore the production methods behind a range of artisan and craft products.
Have the opportunity to launch your own food and drink business in the final year.

On this course, you’ll explore the world of food and drink, focusing particularly on artisanal products. You’ll gain the skills in business operations, marketing and financial fluency you need to manage your own business venture, while sharpening your strategic and entrepreneurial thinking. When you graduate, you’ll be ready to launch a successful food and drink start-up.

**How you learn**

You are taught by lecturers with a rich industry background, who have held key management positions in catering companies or owned their own restaurant businesses. This provides you not only with sector expertise, but useful contacts too.

Our experts infuse teaching with research, industry expertise and passion for artisan food and drink. You will be provided with a challenging and supportive learning environment where you will experience hands-on practical learning combined with a traditional classroom environment.

**You learn through**

- lectures

- seminars

- problem-solving exercises

- presentations

- workshops

- practical sessions in our state-of-the-art professional kitchen and restaurant space

- field trips

- site visits

- work with external organisations

**Applied learning
Work placements**

Your future employability is at the heart of everything we do and the course includes an optional placement year. Through our relationships with local, national and international employers, we can help you secure a great placement year and support you while you’re there.

Alternatively, you can pursue an accelerated degree by participating in our Learning in the Workplace programme, where you combine your studies with a semester spent working with an employer. These opportunities will help you to appreciate the realities of small business ownership and enhance your knowledge of the challenges unique to food and drink businesses.

**Live projects**

Opportunities for applied learning are embedded at each level of study, beginning in the first year when we nurture your enterprise and creativity. In the second year, you will transform your ideas for a new food and drink start up from a rough idea into a formal business plan before testing the market for your products and potentially launching your very own business through our final year 'Entrepreneurship in Action' module.

**Field trips**

You will develop your knowledge of a range of artisan products and the process of craft working through organised field trips. Previously, our students have visited The Sheffield Tap, a local pub and microbrewery, to develop both their product knowledge of beer and learn about the complexities surrounding the brewing process.

**Networking opportunities**

You will interact with the food and drink industry through visiting speakers, annual events, our strong alumni network and the activities of student societies such as the Hospitality and Enterprise societies.

**Competitions**

You're encouraged to participate in competitions which celebrate success within the industry including Young Guns, a competition which recognises those who have excelled during their placement year, as well as Passion 4 Hospitality, Zest Quest Asia and many others.

Modules

Year 1
Compulsory modules
Academic And Professional Skills 20
Business Analysis For The Service Sector 20
Enterprise Change And Creativity 20
Global Food, Drink And Society 20
Hospitality Process And Decision Making 20
Marketing Communications 20

Year 2
Compulsory modules
Academic Research Skills 20
Artisan Food And Drink Production 20
Developing Food Products 20
Enterprise And Small Business In Tourism, Hospitality And Events 20
People And Organisations In Context 20
Planning Your Own Business 20

Year 3
Optional modules
Placement Year -

Final year
Compulsory modules
Critical Approaches In Hospitality Marketing, Experiences And Analytics 20
Entrepreneurship In Action 40
Financial Management For The Entrepreneur 20
Food Supply Chain Management 20
Small Business Strategy 20

Assessment methods

Coursework
Practicals

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£13,995
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Sheffield Hallam University

Department:

Sheffield Hallam University

TEF rating:
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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Food and beverage studies

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

97%
UK students
3%
International students
23%
Male students
77%
Female students
90%
2:1 or above
6%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
A
C

Enterprise and entrepreneurship

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

84%
UK students
16%
International students
66%
Male students
34%
Female students
73%
2:1 or above
10%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
C

After graduation


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Food and beverage studies

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

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med
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
60%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

29%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
18%
Engineering professionals
6%
Customer service occupations

This is still not a common degree - about 400 graduates a year at the last count - and outcomes are good. The most common outcome for this group of graduates is to work as engineers in parts of the food industry, but a significant minority take specialist postgraduate courses and get jobs in our rapidly-expanding brewing industry. Jobs here are tied to the food industry and so are less likely to be in London or other big cities than other jobs.

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What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£23,000
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Average annual salary
99%
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Employed or in further education
38%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

37%
Architects, town planners and surveyors
9%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
9%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals

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Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Food and beverage studies

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