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BSc (Hons) Rural Business Management (top-up)

For 2017 start

Duchy College Stoke Climsland LEVEL: 6 Agriculture & Countryside Management

This programme is designed for those who have completed an FdSc or HND or equivalent across a range of subjects and would like to progress to a full honours degree.

This programme will enable you to develop your existing knowledge to encompass the planning and management skills required to run a successful enterprise. It is based on an analytical approach to problem-solving and communication.

The programme is highly flexible allowing you to study, in detail, a chosen topic through a research project and a selection of modules which are available in response to student demand.
In some of your modules there will be opportunities for you to work closely with industry, businesses and the Queen’s Anniversary Prize winning Rural Business School.

This progression to honours year allows you to either specialise or be more generic in your studies. Either way the support from a group of highly experienced staff will help your development and advance your business skills.

The programme is assessed in a variety of modes such as presentations, consultancy reports and practical case studies.
There is also the possibility of combining some assessments with Chartered Management Institute qualifications, giving you the chance to stand out from the competition.

Possible careers available with this qualification:
– Business Consultant or Advisor
– Farm Manager
– Estate Manager
– Supply Trade Manager
– Retail Manager
– Lecturer
– Sales and Marketing
– Government and Policy Development in the Rural Sector
– Project Manager
– Graduate Trainee

The application process for full-time and part-time degree level courses with The Cornwall College Group starting in September 2017 is still open and we are taking applications.  Full-time applicants should apply via UCAS and part-time applicants directly via the College website.

Key Facts

  • UCAS Code: DN4G
  • Institution codes: DUCHY D55
  • Awarded by: Duchy College & Plymouth University
  • Course Fee (per annum): £8000
Entry Requirements

240 credits from a relevant foundation degree or HND.

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Silver Award
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Course Documents

BSc (Hons) Rural Business Management (top-up)


Indicative Modules

Core modules:
  • Honours Project
  • Strategic Management Issues
  • Marketing
Options (choose two):
  • Agricultural Technology
  • Environmental Management
  • Funding & Developing Rural Projects
  • Managing Leisure
  • Food Manufacturing Technology
  • Managing Animal Performance
  • International Rural Development
  • Technological Development for Golf
  • Business on the Golf Course
  • Food Processing Systems
  • Controversial Issues in the Food Industry
  • Personal Development Planning
Option modules are subject to change and availability

*Modules are subject to change and availability


Agriculture & Countryside Management
Agriculture & Countryside Management



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*Courses listed on this website are indicative of the subject, nature and level of study. The college reserves the right to alter specific qualifications titles, awarding bodies and levels of qualification, which can change in year. Any cost may also vary, based on personal funding eligibility.

Careers advice available

If you are considering an undergraduate programme with us, you may wish to access our free Careers and Employability advice service. This gives you the opportunity to talk with an advisor about career options before, during and after your study with us. To make an appointment, please e-mail: H.E.Advice@cornwall.ac.uk

If you come into the International category (non EU*) and Channel Island (inc. Isle of Man) the tuition fee may vary – click here for full fee information