FdSc Agri-Food Technology

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Prepare to play your part in making food production more sustainable using technology, innovation and data, with our Agri-Food Technology foundation degree at ARU Peterborough.

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Be one of the first students at ARU Peterborough, a brand-new university with a focus on your employability. We’ve developed our courses in collaboration with regional businesses – so you can be sure you’ll graduate with the skills employers need.

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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 FdSc 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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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
  • make full use of our extensive IT and library resources
  • embrace student life with a broad range of activities, clubs and societies
  • access support, should you need it, with study skills, careers advice, health and wellbeing, and more.


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.

Our foundation degree also offers a progression route (with 50% or higher overall grade) to our BSc (Hons) Agri-food Technology. 195 credits will be awarded on progression.

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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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.