Royal Agricultural University
Stroud Road. CirencesterResearch & EducationEducational Institution
Established in 1845 as the Royal Agricultural College, the RAU has a long history and tradition of providing a great place to study. It equips graduates with the best opportunities for their careers, and has an enviable record of students completing their studies and for graduate employment. Great relationships with employers mean excellent job opportunities across a range of industries. The University carries out an active programme of research by utilising the expertise of its academic staff to deliver innovative and pioneering results.
Set on the edge of Cirencester in the beautiful Cotswold countryside, its relatively small size provides a real sense of community amongst students and staff, one that both develops and encourages undergraduates from all backgrounds to achieve their ambitions.
At the Royal Agricultural University we pride ourselves on being a centre of excellence for teaching in the land-based sector. Our members of staff are acknowledged experts in their own particular subjects, and most are involved in consultancy, research and training activities in addition to their academic responsibilities. Our foundation degree courses specialise in British Wildlife Conservation and Environmental Conservation & Heritage Management; both of which can be advanced to a full undergraduate degree.
The range of livestock, arable and mixed farming systems at our farms provide an ideal opportunity for student engagement and offer a valuable insight into the current realities of environmental management. There are work placements, opportunities to gain additional practical rural skills training and multiple field visits which really helps to reinforce the taught elements of the courses.
Come along to one of our open days, talk to staff and students, and get a feel for life at the Royal Agricultural University.