Business for Agri-food and Rural Enterprise (MSc)

Queen's University Belfast
In Belfast City (Northern Ireland)

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Important information

Typology Master
Location Belfast city (Northern Ireland)
Duration 1 Year
Start Different dates available
  • Master
  • Belfast city (Northern Ireland)
  • Duration:
    1 Year
  • Start:
    Different dates available

The Business for Agri-food and Rural Enterprise programmes, have been designed to develop a conceptual understanding of the principles and processes of change affecting individuals, groups or organisations within the agri-food and rural business sectors, through an active and innovative approach to learning and teaching. There are two exit points within this programme; PgDip, and PgCert which articulate different career routes and industry needs. A Graduate Certificate in Business Communication for Rural Enterprise is also offered. Students will complete their courses at the College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE), Loughry Campus, Cookstown, Co. Tyrone.


Where and when

Starts Location
Different dates available
Belfast City
University Road, BT7 1NN, County Antrim, Northern Ireland
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Starts Different dates available
Belfast City
University Road, BT7 1NN, County Antrim, Northern Ireland
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Frequent Asked Questions

· Requirements

A 2.2 Honours degree or above or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University in Business/Management Studies, Agriculture, Food Science or Food Technology, Geography or other approved subject.   INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS This programme is not open to non-EEA nationals.  The course are taught at the College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise ( CAFRE).  Unfortunately, CAFRE does not have a UK Border Agency Sponsor Licence to admit international students.  Therefore, it is not possible to consider...

What you'll learn on the course

Learning Teaching
Business Communication
Communication Training

Course programme

Course Details

Programme content will vary depending on the pathway chosen:

The programme consist of six taught modules, five core and an optional module related to the chosen pathway. The five core modules are Skills to affect change within Business, Rural Business dynamics, Integrating Learning with business needs, Research and Development, Planning and evaluating change management programmes.

The three modules related to the three pathways are Innovation management for rural business, Rural Enterprise Development and Business Communication.

To complete the programme at Masters level there is the requirement to complete a three module weighted research project.

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Assessment & Feedback

MSc students will be assessed through work related assignments, projects, presentations and case study and a research dissertation on an approved business related topic.

There is an optional study tour.

Learning and Teaching

At Queen’s, we aim to deliver a high quality learning environment that embeds intellectual curiosity, innovation and best practice in learning, teaching and student support to enable student to achieve their full academic potential.

We do this by providing a range of learning experiences which enable our students to engage with subject experts, develop attributes and perspectives that will equip them for life and work in a global society.

Across a combination of morning, evening and afternoon classes, examples of the opportunities provided for learning on this course are lectures, practical experiences, E-Learning technologies, Self-directed study and added value qualifications to enhance employability.

Students will complete their courses at the College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE), Loughry Campus, Cookstown, Co. Tyrone.

Additional information

Our graduates have obtained a wide range of employment positions, including personnel managers, teachers/trainers, consultants, development officers, managers within the food and retail sectors, or developing their own business ideas. Queen's postgraduates reap exceptional benefits. Unique initiatives, such as Degree Plus and Researcher Plus bolster our commitment to employability, while innovative leadership and executive programmes alongside sterling integration with business experts helps our students gain key leadership positions...

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