Agricultural Technology and Innovation
This degree will explore the high level of technical innovation currently being applied to agricultural and horticultural production.
A globally recognise centre for excellence with on-campus facilities, leading specialists and industry connections – there is no better choice than the RAU if you seek to make an impact on the future of agriculture.
Mechanisation and data capture are becoming increasingly important in the production and management of animals, crops and the natural environment. For anyone wishing to start a career in this emerging industry, or for the entrepreneurial among you, this course will help you discover all that you need to know to succeed.
As well as learning about data processing, advances in horticultural technology and the regulatory framework of GM crops, you will address real-world problems using the kind of sophisticated approaches that have earned our graduates the praise of being the most confident, competent and highly motivated.
The course may be studied full-time over 12 months. You will study six modules over the autumn and spring terms, followed by a Research Project (dissertation), which is carried out over the summer to be submitted the following September. This may include a viva voce examination.
Modules are assessed primarily by coursework. Some modules have an examination as part of the assessment.
- 4230 Production Resource Management
- 4231 Research Project in Agricultural Technology and Innovation
- 4232 Business Development
- 4233 Computing and Information Technology in Precision Agriculture
- 4234 Livestock Production Technology
- 4235 Environmental Technology
- 4236 Crop Production Technology
Honours degree from a UK university (usually a min. of 2:1 classification) or an equivalent academic qualification from a comparable international institution.
Tuition fees cover the cost of a student’s academic studies. This usually includes teaching costs, registration and examination fees (not repeat or trailing module fees, re-sit fees or dissertation extensions).
For the academic year 2018/19 the tuition fees for this course are:
|Full-time||£7,500 per year||£11,550 per year|
The tuition fees quoted for 2018 applicants may rise in line with inflation, subject to government policy.
For full details, please visit the fees and funding webpage.
The University offers a range of generous fee waivers and bursaries. To find out more about the scholarships, awards and bursaries available, please visit the scholarships webpage.
Graduates are highly likely to go on to pursue a career within:
- The high-tech agricultural and environmental sectors
- Industries allied to crop and animal production
- Technical consultancy
- Government and international agencies
- The development of new companies through entrepreneurial initiatives
Potential job opportunities include:
- Agricultural and horticultural engineering
- Information technology
- Resource appraisal
- Farm management
Dr Syed Shah, R&D Manager, Agrii - “This MSc Agricultural Technology and Innovation degree will equip you with knowledge of the varied technological and precision farming tools that are being used by agricultural companies; how they work, and what their practical applications are. At this challenging time for UK agriculture, innovation must be the key to long-term farm sustainability and business management.”
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