Course:Graduate Certificate in Agriculture

Course details

  • Location

    Royal Agricultural University Campus
  • Duration

    1 Year (Part time)
  • Academic Year

    19 September 2022 - 26 May 2023

The Graduate Certificate in Agriculture is particularly appropriate for students who are re-directing their careers towards agriculture.

Course overview

Whether you wish to enter practical farming or pursue a commercial or administrative post, this intensive course covers all bases, with graduates carving out successful careers as farm managers, agricultural consultants, research officers and more.

You will acquire a detailed knowledge of the UK agricultural industry by exploring a plethora of issues including plant nutrition, crop growth and development, animal genetics, breeding, accounting, record keeping and budgeting.

Read more about the farms that we learn from.

Ready to take the plunge? Apply now

Applications to study for postgraduate degrees need to be made directly through the University. 

You can now apply via our website, using the online application form. 

Alternatively, if you are unable access the online form you can call Admissions on 01285 889 912, or email admissions@rau.ac.uk.

We recommend applicants keep a copy of the completed form for their records. 

  • EU and overseas postgraduate applicants should aim to submit their application the latest by 18 July. Applicants with conditional offers need to meet their conditions the latest by 1 August. This deadline for international applicants is in place so as to ensure they have sufficient time to apply and obtain the required student visa to study in the UK by the start of the academic year
  • UK applicants should aim to submit their application the latest by 31 August

Applications for September 2023 entry will open on our website closer to November 2022. If you are applying for a 2023 Chevening Scholarship you can submit your scholarship application prior to receiving a course offer. Further details can be found on the application timeline and eligibility criteria sections on the Chevening website.

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