BSc (Hons) Agri-Food Technology

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Introduction

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.

Future focused

ARU Peterborough is your new university and we’re ready to welcome you this January or September. With a real focus on employability we’ve co-created our courses with regional employers, so you can be sure you’ll graduate with the skills in demand.

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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.

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Facilities and accreditation

Hands-on learning

As an Agri-Food Technology student at ARU Peterborough you’ll have access to:

  • real land use systems and professionals through field visits
  • data complimenting land use systems through an online portal
  • specialist environmental monitoring equipment and data collection software
  • technical support.

Outstanding student support

Join our student community and:

  • learn from experienced tutors, who'll provide encouragement and feedback
  • benefit from a Personal Development Tutor from day one, who's there to support you throughout your time at university
  • access support, should you need it, with study skills, careers advice, health and wellbeing, and more.

Careers

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.

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.

Employability and personal career development

Informed by employers, our courses support an integrated approach to employability. You’ll have opportunities to develop the skills and abilities they are looking for and gain a deeper understanding of how your academic learning relates to the world of work through Live Briefs and Ruskin Modules.

To amplify your career ambition, you will need to actively dedicate time outside of your studies, whether you choose to explore placements, internships or volunteering. Or you could make a social impact by collaborating with our partner organisations through our volunteer scheme Students at the Heart of Knowledge Exchange (SHoKE). These all give you an edge, providing you with experience that you will be able to evidence on your CV and talk about in interviews.

Our Employability and Careers Service offers a range of expert advice and support to build your unique professional profile, including tailored career appointments, advice on writing your CV, and help to complete job applications. You’ll have 24/7 access to the Careers Centre, our comprehensive online digital resource, which empowers you to start building a Personal Career Development Plan from the very start. Design your future at ARU.

Graduate Capitals

To help you stand out when competing for a job after you graduate, we've developed the ARU Graduate Capitals. This is a set of six attributes, valued by employers and industry, that we integrate into our courses and help you develop, so you’ll have life-long career-skills.

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Life in Peterborough

Study in the heart of Peterborough, a historic yet thriving city that's a great home for students. ARU Peterborough is easily accessible by public transport, making it ideal for you to live and study locally.

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Foundation year available

This course offers a foundation year – an extra year of study to help you prepare for university, and build your knowledge and skills.

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