Food Business Management and Marketing BSc Honours

Newcastle University
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
Newcastle upon Tyne
Newcastle University

About this program

Food Business Management and Marketing BSc Honours

This degree has a primary focus on the production and consumption of food products and on the behaviour of people as consumers. It covers a range of social and natural science and business subjects applied to food businesses.

Key topics covered are:

  • marketing and consumer behaviour
  • global economics
  • investigating agri-food systems from farm to folk
  • agri-business management
  • food science and technology

If you’re interested in pursuing a managerial career in the food processing, retail and food service sector, this degree is for you. You'll also be well placed for a wide range of careers in the global food supply chain management sector, with a solid understanding of the complexity of the global food chain system.

You will study the principles of management, economics, marketing and finance, as they apply to the management of sustainable food businesses and the global food sector.

Graduates will have the necessary skills to analyse problems, propose and criticise alternative solutions relevant to food businesses and the agri-food sector.

Admission requirements

Entry requirements and offers

All candidates are considered on an individual basis and we accept a broad range of qualifications. The entrance requirements and offers below apply to 2023 entry.


ABB-BBB excluding General Studies. GCSE Mathematics (minimum grade B or 6) required if not taken at A or AS Level.

International Baccalaureate

32 points. Standard Level Mathematics or Mathematical Studies required at grade 5 if not offered at Higher Level.

IELTS - Applicants whose first language is not English require a minimum score of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent including 5.5 in each of the four elements of the test.

TOEFL - 79 overall (with a minimum of 17 in listening, 18 in reading, 20 in speaking, and 17 in writing)

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

Stage 1

  • Introduction to Marketing and Consumer Behaviour
  • Introductory Business Economics
  • Introduction to Nutrition, Food Science and the Food Industry
  • Academic and Professional Skills
  • Agri-Food Supply Chains
  • Introduction to Agri-Food Business Management
  • Introductory Macroeconomics

Stage 2

  • Marketing Digital Strategy
  • Consumer and Business Economics
  • Dissertation and Research Preparation
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • New Food Product Development

Stage 3

  • Data and Marketing Analytics
  • Food Business Economics
  • Marketing and Public Policy
  • Communication and Behaviour Change

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the University website for more information.

Program delivery

On average, you'll have around 14 hours a week of contact time, including:

  • lectures
  • seminars
  • workshops
  • guest speakers
  • field trips
  • drop-in surgeries


Full time tuition fees

  • Home students - £9,250(per year)
  • International students - £24,600(per year)

Career paths

This course equips you with the broad knowledge that comes with a management and marketing degree, as well as a niche set of skills specific to the food industry.

Graduates from this course are well-equipped for management roles within the food processing, retail, and food service sector, as well as a wide range of careers within the global food supply chain management sector.

The transferable analytic and problem-solving skills you will develop during your studies are sought after by a wide variety of employers around the world, opening up careers in finance, recruitment, management, marketing and communications, and consulting.

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Newcastle University

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Newcastle University

Newcastle University
NE1 7RU Newcastle Upon Tyne

Phone no: +44 (0)191 208 6000

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