Course:Graduate Diploma in Agriculture

Course details

  • Location

    Royal Agricultural University Campus
  • Duration

    1 year (full time) or 2+ years (part time) (Full time /Part time)
  • Academic Year

    19 September 2022 - 26 May 2023

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.

Course overview

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.

Not only will you gain a detailed understanding of the UK agricultural industry, you will be given practical rural skills training at the RAU’s cutting-edge John Oldacre Rural Innovation Centre.

A summer study tour gives you the added opportunity of expanding your knowledge and contacts base by engaging directly with a variety of agricultural enterprises.

While many graduates find work as farm managers, farm assurance scheme officers and agricultural consultants, to name a few, others wish to progress onto a Masters course.

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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