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This intensive course in agriculture is unique to the Royal Agricultural University and provides an opportunity for graduates or professionals in other disciplines to re-direct their careers towards agricultural and associated rural industries.
This is a unique opportunity to create your own bespoke course in a way that will help you realise your ambitions, whether you are a student or a professional with plans to advance your career in the rural industries.
The Graduate Diploma in Agriculture comprises a programme of study that requires graduate (Honours Degree) level entry or its equivalent, and has learning outcomes that match qualifications at Honours degree level. As a result, the programme is affected by the UK Governments’ policy on Equivalent and Lower Qualifications [ELQ] whereby such students are not eligible for funding support through the Higher Education Funding Council for England.
Candidates will normally have a first degree from a discipline other than agriculture, awarded at upper second level. Equivalent overseas and other UK qualifications may be accepted at the discretion of the University.
The RAU’s Graduate Diploma in Agriculture is the stand out syllabus for someone looking to learn the practicalities of running a farm. What appealed to me was the broad range of modules on offer, from which I had the freedom to construct my own tailored course. There are plenty of opportunities to visit rural businesses, from farms and large estates to parts of the food chain. It was rewarding to meet people from all walks of life who are passionate about forging a career in the agricultural industry.