Royal Agricultural University

Agriculture Royal Agricultural University Degree level: Undergraduate

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TEF Silver

Royal Agricultural University has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.

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Gain a solid grounding in fundamental science while understanding the changing needs of the industry on a degree that is constantly updated in consultation with our industry advisors. You will become familiar with the opportunities for technological transformation and the demands of global production, economic consequences and new policy developments.

Our extensive contacts and external visits to livestock and crop enterprises and agribusinesses will provide you with invaluable insights into industry.

Farm491 will give you unparalleled access to on-farm/applied product development initiatives and RAU farms will provide research trials. This will help you to understand what it takes to bridge the gap between the laboratory, the field, the commercial market and the farm. Students have gone on to work for organisations including Agrii, NIAB TAG and AGCO.

Course structure
You will learn through a series of lectures, seminars and practical classes at the RAU farms, local farms, agribusiness enterprises and RAU laboratories.

Modules are assessed through a blend of examinations and coursework, including real-life case studies, presentations and reports.

The Research Project is an integral part of the course. Completed in your third year, it provides the opportunity to research a subject of specific interest or of direct relevance to your future employment.

Work placement
In the second year, you will apply and develop your expertise during a 20-week work placement. If you wish to undertake an extended period of work placement there is the option to pause your studies and complete a 12 or 18 month period in the workplace.

Not only could you find yourself working for prestigious companies in the UK or across the world, you will develop your confidence and gain industry contacts for when you graduate.

Course details

Modules

Indicative Modules:

  • Introduction to Business Management
  • Soil and Environmental Science
  • Crop Production Science
  • Livestock Science
  • Agricultural Mechanisation and Buildings
  • Research Project

Assessment method

Modules are assessed through a blend of examinations and coursework, including real-life case studies, presentations and reports.


How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code D700
Institution code R54
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 104 points minimum three A2 subjects, science subject recommended
A level BCC science subject recommended
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM
Access to HE Diploma D: 21 credits
M: 15 credits
Scottish Higher BCCCC
AS Acceptable when combined with other qualifications
GCSE/National 4/National 5 Essential: Five GCSE subjects at Grade C/4 or above including English Language and mathematics
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 26 points
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H3, H3, H3, H4, H4
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Acceptable when combined with other Level 3 qualifications
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) Acceptable when combined with other Level 3 qualifications

Additional entry requirements

Interview


English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 6.0 no element below 5.5

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9,250 Year 1
International £10,000 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Provider information

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Royal Agricultural University
Stroud Road
Cirencester
GL7 6JS


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01285 889912