- Vice-Chancellor’s welcome
Thank you for the interest you have shown in the Royal Agricultural University. It is a truly unique organisation that has always been part of my life with my father, and more recently my son, studying at Cirencester.
Founded in 1845, the RAU has a long-standing reputation in learning, research, and consultancy. Undergraduate and postgraduate study is managed and taught by experienced staff and specialist consultants; an exciting learning environment in which our students play a pivotal role.
Our unique portfolio includes disciplines as varied as Rural Land Management, Real Estate, Business, Agriculture, Food, Environment and Equine matched by an extensive choice of research areas at Masters and Doctoral level.
The University maintains very strong links with its partners in industry. Our courses are designed and updated to meet the demands of the market, both in the UK and worldwide, and employment rates for RAU graduates are amongst the highest in the country. Leadership and enterprise have always featured strongly at the RAU, and our former students have gone on to perform at the highest levels across a broad range of careers both in the UK and overseas.
There has rarely been a more important time for agriculture, food, and land management – and the opportunities that flow from our courses are numerous and stimulating. Our student community is enriched by its diversity, with students from around the globe. We encourage applicants from urban as well as rural backgrounds, and from all cultures and faiths.
I very much hope that you choose to join us and look forward to welcoming you to Cirencester.