This programme has been designed with maximum flexibility in mind: you study part-time and follow a modular structure which allows you to progress at a rate to suit your own personal and professional situation.
You can enrol on individual modules or pursue a route leading to the award of certificate, diploma or masters in Agrifood. It is envisaged that most students will start with one module and then decide whether they wish to complete further study and discuss these options with the course leader. Depending on which qualification you choose this may be up to maximum of four years.
Course structure and dates
Modules run throughout the year and are timed to fit in with industry requirements. Each qualification requires the following minimum credits for completion:
Certificate: 60 credits (no core modules; optional modules 60 credits)
Diploma: 120 credits (no core modules; optional modules 120 credits)
Masters: 180 credits (core modules 10 credits; optional modules 110 credits; research project & dissertation 60 credits)
Please see modules section for more information
Student support and guidance
Following acceptance on to the course, each student will have the opportunity to discuss their individual needs with members of the course team resulting in an agreed plan of study. All students will be allocated a personal tutor who will provide academic and pastoral support throughout the course. Information on University provisions for student support will be given to each student.
Informal discussions with the course manager are possible. Please contact:
Dr Debbie Sparkes
t: +44(0)115 951 6074
Depending on your choice of modules, you may be taught at one or more of the Agri-Food ATP partners:
- The University of Nottingham's Sutton Bonington Campus
- Cranfield University Campus
- Harper Adams University
- Rothamsted Research
Sutton Bonington is 20km south of Nottingham. The campus is a 25 minute bus or car journey to University Park Campus, with connections to Nottingham City. The campus is only 4.5 km from East Midlands Parkway railway station at Ratcliffe on Soar with direct links to London (around 90 mins), Nottingham, Derby, Leicester.