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Royal Agricultural University

The Royal Agricultural University (RAU), is the oldest agricultural college in the English speaking world and has been at the forefront of agricultural education since 1845. Queen Victoria granted the Royal Charter to the College in the same year and Sovereigns have been Patrons ever since, visiting in every reign. His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales became the President of the University in 1982.

RAU offers courses in Business and Management, Agriculture, Food Safety, Food Supply, Agribusiness, Equine, International Rural Development, Property and Rural Land Management among others.

The career-focused courses are designed and updated to meet the changing needs of the employment market and combine academic excellence with practical application. Courses are managed and taught by experienced staff and specialist consultants, all of whom are leaders within their fields.

The university maintains strong industry links, creating an unrivalled reputation in terms of the networking opportunities available and the calibre of work placements offered to students. Students have gone on to enjoy success and make a significant contribution in a wide range of professions around the world.

The niche courses combined with the exceptional student support and academic expertise produce graduates equipped with all the necessary skills to make a difference regionally and internationally

The Royal Agricultural University has a strong entrepreneurial focus and is committed to enhancing the entrepreneurial experiences available to students.

From student societies to organised workshops and awards, the RAU provides students with the opportunity to develop their business ideas and receive tailored support. Budding entrepreneurs can benefit from the bountiful knowledge and experience of their lecturers, and the strong industry links the university has carefully cultivated over the years.

The Royal Agricultural University (RAU) welcomes the results of the latest university’s Research Excellence Framework (REF), and is pleased that over 10% of its research output has been independently accredited as either ‘internationally excellent or world leading’ with much of the remainder categoriszed as internationally and nationally recognized.

If you would like to find out more about the Royal Agricultural University, please contact one of our Advisors.

Date of establishment: 1845

Student population: 1,100 in the UK

LocationCirencester in Gloucestershire

City population: 20 000 in Cirencester and 633 000 in Gloucestershire

Closest airports: London Heathrow and Birmingham

Cost of Tuition per year: from £10,200 per year (2020)

January 15th deadline

If you're thinking of applying, consider applying before January 15th! While generally the 15 January UCAS deadline doesn't apply to international students, there are some exceptions and it helps to beat the rush of UK/EU students who will be submitting.  

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