Gain the skills in technology, data and innovation for sustainable food production now and in the future, with our Agri-Food Technology degree at ARU Peterborough.
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If you’re committed to the sustainable production of high-quality food from field-to-fork while protecting the environment, and you have a passion for technology, innovation and data, our undergraduate degree course is for you.
We live in an inter-connected world, where industry, economics, society, and the environment all impact on one another.
The food supply chain is no exception and is critical to the health and wellbeing of everyone. As we tackle challenges from climate change to globalisation, it’s more important than ever that we future proof the production and supply of food.
By studying our BSc (Hons) Agri-Food Technology, you’ll explore the use of new technologies to ensure the availability of food to everyone in society, while reducing the impact of food production on the environment.
As an Agri-Food Technology student at ARU Peterborough, you’ll acquire important skills and experience, including a detailed understanding of crop and animal production systems.
You will build your understanding of soils, water, and the atmosphere, which are essential for understanding the environment, and food production. You’ll also gain a thorough grounding in the social, environmental, and business principles that underpin food security and sustainability.
Working alongside industry you will see how data science, technology and innovation help farmers and food companies become more sustainable and focus on current issues in food production and future impacts, looking at how we can address them, while considering environmental protection and sustainability.
You’ll make use of specialist labs, software and field sites to test your ideas and propose solutions. As well as this, you’ll visit production systems and processing facilities, hearing from professionals how organisations respond to a range of issues affecting production and supply.
You’ll find there’s an emphasis on developing key transferable skills throughout the course, such as teamwork, communication, and numerical and computational skills, innovation and entrepreneurship.
Agri-Food Technology at ARU Peterborough
This is just one of the Agri-Food Technology degrees that we offer in Peterborough. You can also choose to study our foundation degree in Agri-Food Technology.
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Agri-food is one of the world’s largest industries, and there are plenty of career opportunities in this rapidly evolving sector.
As an Agri-Food Technology graduate, you might work for an agriculture company, food manufacturer, producer, retailer, or government department. Or you might choose to start your own company. There are a number of career paths you could pursue, ranging from technical roles, to marketing, distribution, food policy, and product development.
Whichever route you follow, you can be sure you’ll graduate with the knowledge and skills that employers need. We work closely with regional businesses, and they help us review what we teach and how we teach it. They can also offer hands-on, practical opportunities to learn such as work-based projects and internships.
Graduation doesn’t have to be the end of your time with us. You might decide to stay at ARU and study for a Masters. We’re planning a range of postgraduate degrees at ARU Peterborough, and there is a selection of existing courses in Cambridge and Chelmsford.
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This course offers a foundation year – an extra year of study to help you prepare for university, and build your knowledge and skills.