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Food Business and Retail Management

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,C

Access to HE Diploma

M:45

If taking an Access Course validated by Ulster or QUB, you will need to achieve 55% or above.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

For full-time study, you must satisfy the General Entrance Requirements for admission to a first degree course and hold a GCSE pass at Grade C/4 or above in English Language and Mathematics. Level 2 Certificate in Essential Skills - Communication will be accepted as equivalent to GCSE English. Level 2 Certificate in Essential Skills - Application of Number will be accepted as equivalent to GCSE Maths.

96 UCAS tariff points to include a minimum of five subjects (four of which must be at higher level) to include English and Maths at H6 if studied at Higher level or O4 if studied at Ordinary Level.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MMM

UCAS Tariff

96

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subjects

Food marketing

Retail management

Did you know Food and Drink is a £5 billion industry in Northern Ireland and is the region’s largest manufacturer? With the government backing strategy to invest in sales growth to worldwide markets this course has been designed to create managers and leaders with the skills needed to respond to significant opportunities and challenges faced by the industry.

Covering the key aspects of supply chain management, consumer behaviour and marketing you’ll learn how to exploit market opportunities and understand the key activities required to create competitiveness in the food and drinks industry.

The course content has been specially aligned with the needs of industry. You’ll investigate and learn to interpret consumer behaviour, why do people make the choices they do when they shop? As well as cover consumer rights and law. You’ll also study practical elements such as supply chain and retail management, people management and accounting studies and get to flex your creative flare with media creativity and marketing. Develop business plans and conduct an e-business strategy. With content covering the entire supply chain through to retail management you’ll get a holistic view whilst having the flexibility to determine your interests in the varied value supply chain.

Whether you want to work for top national supermarkets or help develop and grow artisan local and family businesses to elevate them to the next level this course will give you the skills for success in the food and retail chain.

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£15,360
per year
International
£15,360
per year
Northern Ireland
£4,630
per year
Republic of Ireland
£4,630
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Coleraine

Department:

Coleraine Campus

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

80%
high
Food marketing
86%
high
Retail management

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Marketing

Teaching and learning

69%
Staff make the subject interesting
83%
Staff are good at explaining things
75%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
76%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

78%
Library resources
74%
IT resources
80%
Course specific equipment and facilities
81%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

92%
UK students
8%
International students
19%
Male students
81%
Female students
93%
2:1 or above
11%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
C

Management studies

Teaching and learning

83%
Staff make the subject interesting
94%
Staff are good at explaining things
94%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
86%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

80%
Library resources
83%
IT resources
77%
Course specific equipment and facilities
75%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

82%
UK students
18%
International students
55%
Male students
45%
Female students
89%
2:1 or above
18%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
B

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Marketing

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.

£18,000
low
Average annual salary
94%
med
Employed or in further education
61%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

38%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
10%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
6%
Business, research and administrative professionals

Want to join a fast-moving, diverse industry that's at the cutting edge of tech? Try marketing! A lot of the jobs are in London, but graduates don't just go to work in advertising agencies — all sorts of industries do their own marketing these days, and with the rise of digital and mobile technology, a lot of marketing is done in quite innovative ways using a wide range of methods. Common industries (apart from advertising and PR) include recruitment, online retail, higher education, banking and IT. A lot of jobs in this industry are handled through recruitment agencies, so if you get in touch with them early, that might give you a headstart for some of the jobs available. But be careful — unpaid working is not the norm in the marketing industry, but it is more common than in most sectors.

Management 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.

£17,500
low
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
68%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

19%
Architects, town planners and surveyors
19%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
11%
Business, research and administrative professionals

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