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Business for Agri-Food and Rural Enterprise - Innovation Management, M.Sc.

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  • 12 months
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University rank #173 (QS) Belfast, United Kingdom
The Business for Agri-Food and Rural Enterprise - Innovation Management programme at Queen's University Belfast, 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.
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Overview

There are two exit points within this programme; PgDip, and PgCert which articulate different career routes and industry needs.

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

Business For Agri-Food And Rural Enterprise - Innovation Management Highlights

Industry Links

The Business for Agri-Food and Rural Enterprise - Innovation Management programme at Queen's University Belfast presents full-time students with two opportunities. In Semester 1, to experience teaching practice, and in Semester 2, developing business materials in a managerial or supervisory role. 

A self-funded study tour outside NI to observe best practices within business and community programmes may also be an option (subject to viable numbers and resources).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

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.
  • Students will study one module of three related to their career pathway from the options; Innovation Management for Rural Business, Rural Enterprise Development and Business Communication.
  • To complete the programme at Master’s level a three module weighted research project must be completed.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • A 2.2 Honours degree or above or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University in any discipline.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20800 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20800 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6140 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6140 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Belfast

  • 561 - 890 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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