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SG440
Agri-food Science

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

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4 Years
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The course is science based and deals with the production and processing of agri-food in relation to quality assurance in primary production (farming), food processing technologies to ensure quality and environmental sustainability in at all stages of production, including conservation and optimisation in the use of resources/materials and energy. Food hygiene and laboratory analysis of food products and animal feeds is included in the course. 

A six to nine month industrial placements is included in third year of the course for students to develop practical skills and necessary experience to gain future employment in the agri-food sector. In the final year, students study traceability and sustainability at all stages of food production (farm to fork). The course equips students with skills in research and food product innovation and development in relation to novel consumer foods, nutritional value, flavouring and functional ingredients.


 
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There are numerous opportunities for skilled graduates in a wide range of employment across the Agri-Food sector. Graduates may find employment in Agri-Food Production, Food Processing, Food Quality and Safety, Food Security and traceability, Food Legislation and Regulatory roles, Food Policy related to national and international regulation and export, Marketing, Laboratory analysis, Waste Management and Agribusiness.

The scope of the Degree Programme encompasses the necessary graduate skills which will enable successful students to gain employment in a wider variety of careers including government departments, research institutions, Food consultancies, businesses, industry and NGOs.



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