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Business Communication for Rural Enterprise

This programme has 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.

Entry requirements

A degree or Higher National Diploma, or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University, in any discipline.

Applicants who do not meet the above academic requirements will be required to demonstrate relevant experience in the rural, agricultural or food sector. They must also hold GCSE English and Mathematics at Grade C or above. A reference from a current employer will be required.

Applicants undertaking the final year of their undergraduate degree will be considered for part0time only.

International Qualifications
Applications are not accepted from countries outside of the EU.


Grad Cert: 4 mths full-time or 1 year part-time.

Careers or further progression

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.

Queen's postgraduates reap exceptional benefits. Unique initiatives, such as Degree Plus and Researcher Plus bolster our commitment to employability, while innovative leadership and executive programmes alongside sterling integration with business experts helps our students gain key leadership positions both nationally and internationally.

Further enquiries

Dr Finbarr Daly
Loughry Campus College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE)
Tel: 8676 8356

Subjects taught

Course Details
•Business Communication
•Information Communication and Learning Technology
•Personal Communication

Assessment method

Assessment & Feedback
Graduate Certificate students will be assessed by assignments, projects, work-related competence profiles and presentations.

Application date

Postgraduate Taught

In general, there are no closing dates for the majority of courses (those with closing dates will be highlighted in the Course Finder). However we advise you to apply as early as possible, particularly for those courses where there is a high demand for places. Early application is also important for international applicants to allow sufficient time to obtain a student entry visa.

Postgraduate Research

There is no standard closing date. You should however check both the University’s website and refer to the relevant School/Institute webpage for information on deadline dates for postgraduate funding applications, as these will also determine when your application for admission should be submitted.

Enrolment and start dates

Year of entry: 2017

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