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 175 years. Today, the RAU has more than 1,100 students and offers courses in agriculture, business, environment, wildlife, equine, farm management, real estate and rural land management.

The University, which is based in Gloucestershire, prides itself on its links with industry and all courses are designed to meet the demands of the employment market for land-based expertise, both in the UK and worldwide. Our stunning campus, within walking distance of the bustling town of Cirencester, is surrounded by beautiful Cotswold countryside and is also within striking distance of urban adventure.

In 2019, the RAU was awarded Enterprising Learning Provider of the Year at the Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurship (IOEE) awards. Students on all courses can take part in the University’s Enterprise Programme to develop their entrepreneurial skills and access expert support to launch or develop their own businesses.

The RAU ranked in the Top 10 at the Whatuni Student Choice Awards in 2019 and 2020 in both the Job Prospects and University of the Year categories, based on feedback from our students.

Day in the life of a student 360 video tour

Introduction to RAU

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Introduction to Higher Education

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RAU campus tour

RAU Rural Land Management

School of Business and Entrepreneurship

RAU Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Programme

RAU School of Equine Management & Science

RAU School of Agriculture, Food and the Environment

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