Rural Estate Management
This is a highly-regarded course which equips graduates for a rewarding and challenging career in the management of land, property, and business in the countryside.
This course equips you with the specialist knowledge and skills necessary for professional practice in rural property, it is also a fast track route to qualification as a chartered surveyor., Graduate
The Royal Agricultural University is in partnership with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), which fully accredits this one-year Masters degree.
This course is a highly-regarded course which equips graduates for a rewarding and challenging career in the management of land, property, and business in the countryside. It is a fast-track route to qualification as a Chartered Surveyor.
This course is for graduates looking to acquire the specialist knowledge and skills necessary to work as a rural property manager. It also prepares graduates for qualification as a Chartered Surveyor and Fellow of the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers.
The course will be studied full-time over 12 months.
You will study eight modules in the autumn and spring terms, with final examinations taking place in May. The dissertation is typically undertaken between May and September.
You will attend lectures and group tutorials.There is also a range of practical sessions, and visits to local farms, commercial properties, and rural estates where owners, occupiers and their professional advisors provide additional insights into the management of rural property. Assessed coursework features strongly throughout the course.
Before starting the MSc, students receive reading lists and study material so that they can develop a basic grounding in study areas with which they are not familiar.
The standard entry requirement is the minimum of a BSc (Honours) degree at a 2:1 classification or equivalent. Students with lower academic achievements with relevant experience (such as farming, property or countryside management) may be considered for admission.
Applicants are encouraged to attend an Open Day prior to applying for this course.
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).
- Fees for 2017 Applicants
UK and EU students
Full-time fees - £9,450 per year
Full-time fees - £11,550 per year
The Vice-Chancellor’s Celebratory TEF Award
For students who have applied prior to the start of July, please refer to the offer letter you have been sent with regards to the Vice-Chancellor's celebratory TEF Award being applied to your course costs.
For students who have applied after the 1st of July, the award will be made available to all UK/EU students who make a firm acceptance of their offer and will be deducted from your fee upon enrolment. For students who are an alumni of the RAU, the alumni discount will be applied after the Vice-Chancellor's celebratory TEF Award has been applied to the course cost.
The tuition fees quoted for 2017 applicants may rise in line with inflation, subject to government policy.
For full details, please visit the fees and funding webpage.
- Fees for 2016 Applicants
UK and EU students
Full-time fees - £9,220 per year
Full-time fees - £11,270 per year
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.
Our Rural Estate Management graduates are directly involved with managing all types of property. The professional work of the Rural Property Manager may include:
- Valuation, and the sale and purchase of land and rural property
- Management and letting of land and property
- Farm business planning and diversification
- Development of land and buildings and rural planning
- Management of woodlands and the environment
- Compulsory purchase (roads, pipelines cables etc) and compensation claims
- Tax and financial strategy
Types of employer include:
- National, international, regional, and small firms of chartered surveyors
- Private estates
- Large landowners such as the National Trust, county councils and utility companies
- Planning and environmental consultancy
- Research and education
- Leisure management
- Rrural conservation
- Investment management.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
We recommend applicants keep a copy of the completed form for their records.