LEARNING AREAS: Agriculture & Countryside Management COURSES

BSc (Hons) Rural Business Management

For 2018 start

Duchy College Stoke Climsland LEVEL: 6 Agriculture & Countryside Management

This programme is designed for those who have completed an FdSc or HND or equivalent across a range of subjects and would like to progress to a full honours degree.

This programme will enable you to develop your existing knowledge to encompass the planning and management skills required to run a successful enterprise. It is based on an analytical approach to problem-solving and communication.

The programme is highly flexible allowing you to study, in detail, a chosen topic through an honours project and a selection of modules which are available in response to student demand.

In some of your modules there will be opportunities for you to work closely with industry, businesses and the Queen’s Anniversary Prize winning Rural Business School.

This progression to honours year allows you to either specialise or be more generic in your studies. Either way the support from a group of highly experienced staff will help your development and advance your business skills.

The programme is assessed in a variety of modes such as presentations, consultancy reports and practical case studies.

There is also the possibility of combining some assessments with Chartered Management Institute qualifications, giving you the chance to stand out from the competition which will require an additional fee.


Possible Progression (subject to availability)

– Masters-level programme at Plymouth University


Possible Careers 

– Business Consultant or Advisor
– Farm Manager
– Estate Manager
– Supply Trade Manager
– Retail Manager
– Lecturer
– Sales and Marketing
– Government and Policy Development in the Rural Sector
– Project Manager
– Graduate Trainee

Key Facts

  • UCAS Code: DN4G
  • Institution codes: DUCHY D55
  • Awarded by: Duchy College & Plymouth University
Entry Requirements

240 credits with 120 at level 5 from a relevant Foundation Degree, HND, or equivalent in an appropriate subject.  All qualifications and subject grades will be considered on an individual basis.  HND qualifications may require additional bridging modules.


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Course Documents

BSc(Hons) Rural Business Management (Top Up) (2018-19)


Indicative Module Year 1

  • Honours Project
  • Strategic Management Issues
  • Marketing

Options (choose two)

  • Agricultural Technology
  • Environmental Management
  • Funding & Developing Rural Projects
  • Managing Leisure
  • Food Manufacturing Technology
  • Managing Animal Performance
  • International Rural Development
  • Technological Development for Golf
  • Business on the Golf Course
  • Food Processing Systems
  • Controversial Issues in the Food Industry
  • Personal Development Planning

*Modules are subject to change and availability


Business School


BSc (Hons) Rural Business Management (top-up)

Start Date

September 2019


Stoke Climsland


1 year full-time

*Courses listed on this website are indicative of the subject, nature and level of study. The college reserves the right to alter specific qualifications titles, awarding bodies and levels of qualification, which can change in year. Any cost may also vary, based on personal funding eligibility.

Careers advice available

If you are considering an undergraduate programme with us, you may wish to access our free Careers and Employability advice service. This gives you the opportunity to talk with an advisor about career options before, during and after your study with us. To make an appointment, please e-mail: H.E.Advice@cornwall.ac.uk

If you come into the International category (non EU*) and Channel Island (inc. Isle of Man) the tuition fee may vary – click here for full fee information