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Royal Agricultural University:

The Royal Agricultural University (RAU) has been at the forefront of agricultural education and a key contributor to the land-based sector for more than 170 years. With current global challenges, there has never been a more exciting time to consider a career in the land-based industries.

We pride ourselves on combining the knowledge and industry connections which stem from our rich heritage, with an innovative, forward-thinking and enterprising approach. It is this proven combination which continues to open doors for our students.

At the RAU, we are committed to creating a stimulating environment in which to pioneer new modes of thought and explanation which will directly impact on the sector. We are proud to have been made a Centre of Excellence by the Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurs (IOEE), and were named as a top 10 UK university by Whatuni in the Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2019

The Royal Agricultural University is the oldest agricultural college in the English-speaking world and has four separate schools hosting undergraduate, postgraduate and foundation courses in agriculture, business, equine and real estate & land management.

The Royal Agricultural University has been a leader in agricultural studies since its formation in 1845, and now hosts over 1,000 students every year from 40 different countries. The University maintains strong links with industry, offering work placements and unique networking opportunities to all.

The RAU has one of the highest levels of spending per student and an excellent rating of 82% in the National Student Survey for teaching excellence and 85.6% for the student experience, as rated by final year students. 97.5% of Royal Agricultural University graduates are in employment or further study within six months of leaving.


Location: Cirencester, Gloucestershire


  • Top 10 UK university – Whatuni in the Whatuni Student Choice Awards, 2019
  • 89th in the Times University Guide, 2020
  • A silver TEF award – Excellence in education and the student experience.


  • #89 – Times University Guide, 2020
  • 93% of graduates’ students are in employment or further study six months after leaving the RAU.
  • #10 – University of the Year category- Whatuni Student Choice Awards, 2018
  • #10 – Silver rating -Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), 2017

Schools or Faculty

  • Graduate Certificate in Agriculture
  • Graduate Diploma in Agriculture
  • MBA in Cultural Heritage Leadership
  • MBA Innovation in Sustainable Food and Agriculture
  • MSc Agricultural Technology and Innovation
  • MSc Archaeological and Heritage Practice
  • MSc Business Management
  • MSc Historic Environment Management
  • MSc Historical Archaeology
  • MSc Landscape Archaeology
  • MSc Real Estate
  • MSc Rural Estate Management
  • MSc Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security
  • MSc Sustainable Food and Agriculture Policy


If you are interested in studying at The Royal Agricultural University , please fill in the enquiry form above or contact us here.

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