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MSc Business for Agri-Food and Rural Enterprise - Business Communication

MSc Business for Agri-Food and Rural Enterprise - Business Communication

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Rural Business Enterprises Cookery Communication Studies Business Communication Skills

Course type


Course Summary


The Business for Agri-food and Rural Enterprise programmes, 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.

There are two exit points within this programme; PgDip, and PgCert which articulate different career routes and industry needs. A Graduate Certificate in Business Communication for Rural Enterprise is also offered.

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

Career Prospects


Our graduates have obtained a wide range of employment positions, including personnel managers, teachers/trainers, consultants, development officers, managers within the food and retail sectors, or developing their own business ideas. Employers of our graduates include the Department of Agriculture Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) along with NI’s largest food retail and manufacturers companies. Indeed, staff from these organisations often use the programme’s part-time route as part of their own career development plan.

Different course options

Full time | Queen's University Belfast | 1 year | 21-SEP-20

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



Research and Development - Core
Rural Business Dynamics - Core
Planning and Evaluating Change Management Programmes - Core
Skills to Affect Change within Business - Core
Integrating Learning with Business Needs - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

FR1 (classroom based courses) £16,900 FR2 (laboratory based courses) £20,800

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

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