Cornwall College

BSc (Hons) Rural Business Management

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UCAS course code
Institution code
1 year
Start date
September 2014
Course type
Duchy College (Stoke Climsland)

Course details

  • Year 3
  • Core modules
    • RBM301 Honours Project

      This module allows students to explore in detail an academic subject of their choice. The module comprises a substantial research study element, which includes a literature review, experimental design, the collection, analysis and interpretation of data and report writing.

    • CORD311 Marketing

      This module aims to illustrate the dynamic influences on a business and the need for a planned approach to marketing through marketing management.

    • CORD312 Strategic Management Issues

      This module enables students to evaluate different management strategies and theoretical approaches, and how they can be used in the context of current issues affecting the sector. These approaches will be explored in relation to their relevance and application in developing appropriate strategies for businesses.

    Optional modules
    • RBM304 Agricultural Technology

      This module enables students to investigate recent advances in agricultural technology through understanding the scientific principles underlying them and appraisal of their existing and potential roles. The effects of their use on production, the market, public perceptions and the environment will be investigated.

    • RBM315 Business on the Golf Course

      This module will provide students with the opportunity to engage in a critical assessment of the role of corporate hospitality that both facilitates and supports engagement with business through the medium of golf.

    • RBM317 Controversial Issues in the Food Industry

      This module is designed to enable graduates to communicate effectively with a range of audiences on topics of controversy within the broader food industry.

    • RBM305 Environmental Management

      This module enables students to devise and evaluate management plans and policies as they apply to projects, organisations and agencies involved with environmental issues.

    • RBM310 Food Manufacturing Technology

      This module aims to address key factors in the food production chain which are necessary to ensure the safety and quality of food and discussion of the concepts and principles that underpin its effective management. A food chain approach will be taken with the inclusion of topical issues in relation to the agri-food industry.

    • RBM316 Food Processing Systems

      Food Processing Systems builds on the knowledge gained in Food Processing and Food Unit Operations to look at developments in food processing systems.

    • RBM306 Funding and Developing Rural Projects

      The module discusses funding within the rural sector, including statutory and non-statutory routes, as well as the role and funding routes of Non Governmental Organisations (NGO's). The module identifies projects, potential funding routes and assembles project bids.

    • RBM309 International Rural Development

      This modules develops the understanding of Rural Development in an international context, including the ability to look at rural change from a number of different prospectives. It allows students to pursue rural development issues both in the UK and worldwide.

    • RBM311 Managing Animal Performance

      The underlying principles of animal performance will be explored and assessed in terms of intrinsic and extrinsic factors. The manipulation of typical management regimes in order to optimise performance will be examined.

    • RBM313 Managing Leisure

      This module investigates the differing perspectives and approaches to developing an understanding of leisure. It furthers focuses upon the more recent trends and developments regarding the use of time and space for individuals and groups.

    • CORD308 Personal Development Planning

    • RBM314 Technological Development for Golf

      This module examines recent advances in golf technology through the examination and evaluation of the underpinning scientific principles. A series of recent technological advances will be critically appraised in the context of the player, the course manager, the market, public perceptions and the wider environment.

The modules shown for this course or programme are those being studied by current students, or expected new modules. Modules are subject to change depending on year of entry.

Fees & funding

As this course is delivered by one of our partner colleges, please contact the college directly for information on fees and funding.

How to apply

All applications for undergraduate courses are made through UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service). 

UCAS will ask for the information contained in the box at the top of this course page including the UCAS course code and the institution code. 

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For more information about submitting an application including application deadline dates, please visit the UCAS website.

Our partnership with Cornwall College

We know how important it is to land that first job after you graduate. We know you might want to learn in your local area. We know you may want to study a specialist degree – using unique facilities – that’s not available nationally. Which is why, through our Academic Partnerships, we collaborate with regional, national and international partners to create a hands-on learning experience that simply can’t be found on large university campuses. 

With 15 partner colleges and two partner institutions, the great work we’ve done with our partners won us the Queen’s Anniversary prize. And in 2005, we were awarded a £4.5 million grant to carry on the good work.

So, you get the best of both worlds. A supportive learning environment as part of a close-knit community, and a university-level qualification awarded by us. And, as well as the facilities and services your college provides, we’ll give you all the additional support and resources you need. You’ll automatically become a member of our Students’ Union, too.

One of our partners delivers this course – so please visit their website for full course details, entry requirements, tuition fees and full information on what student life is like there. 

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This course is run at one of our partner colleges. Open days are held at the college and more details of these can be found on the college website. You'll find contact details below, on this page.

Plymouth University open days

You are also very welcome to attend a Plymouth University open day, to get a flavour of the courses you can progress to from a partner college. There will however be limited information on this specific course and college.

Studying with Cornwall College

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