A new degree for food entrepreneurs has been launched at Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU).
The new three-year, undergraduate-level honours degree in Food Business Entrepreneurship will begin in September 2015 and will seek to give students an in-depth understanding of the newly-developing food scene, while helping them to become creative, innovative and responsible entrepreneurs.
The course, from the MMU's Hollings Faculty, has been developed with food businesses and company leaders, and will aim to combine practical experience with academic learning, especially tailored to students who wish to set up their own businesses, become an artisan food producer, or work as a food buyer within the retailing industry.
Students will receive masterclasses from industry figures, and develop their own ideas with help from campaigners, innovators and existing entrepreneurs.
Amanda White, programme leader for the course, said: "We are passionate about this new honours degree and believe we have the right ingredients to help students hit the ground running on a new exciting career as food entrepreneurs."
Professor John Swarbrooke, head of the Department of Food and Tourism Management, said: "This is a distinctive course as it combines current thinking around sustainable food business practices, local food and culture. The day offers a good insight as to what the degree will offer as well as an engaging panel debate with special guests."