Course:BSc (Hons) Environment, Food and Society (Placement Year)

Course details

  • UCAS Code

    D697
  • Location

    Royal Agricultural University Campus
  • Duration

    4 years (Full time)
  • Academic Year

    19 September 2022 - 26 May 2023

Benefit from our strong relationships with leading food and farming businesses, policy makers from industry, and government and civil society organisations; as well as gaining access to the organisations directly involved in promoting sustainable food, farming and environmental management. You'll also have the chance to put your learning into practice during a work-based placement year.

Course overview

This programme will give you the skills to understand the challenges and contribute to the solutions of major global issues. You  will cover topics such as natural resource management, wildlife conservation, animal welfare, agro-forestry, ecology and community supported agriculture. The course has been developed in collaboration with the Soil Association Food for Life programme and is centred around four key themes – People and Food, Food and the Environment, People and the Environment, and Making a Difference.

Work placement

In the third year, you will apply and develop your expertise and complete a 12 month period in the workplace. Not only could you find yourself working for prestigious companies in the UK or across the world, you will develop confidence and industry contacts for when you graduate.

Start-up Visa

The Royal Agricultural University is an endorsing institution under the Home Office’s Start-up visa route. The Start-up visa is for graduates who demonstrate high entrepreneurial potential and wish to start a business in the UK for the first time.

The Start-up visa is administered by the University’s Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Programme and facilitated by School of Business and Entrepreneurship. To be endorsed for the Start-up visa by The RAU, you must be an RAU student or graduate, and have taken part in the University’s Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Programme. Contact enterprise@rau.ac.uk for further information.

Ready to take the plunge? Apply now

Applications to study at the Royal Agricultural University must be made through the UCAS system. This applies to all undergraduate courses.

Applications should be made by the UCAS deadline to ensure we are able to offer you a place on your first choice course. However, if you have missed the deadline please contact Admissions@rau.ac.uk as there are usually places available.

If you would like to apply during UCAS Extra or Clearing, please check that we have places available.

Applicants wishing to study on a course on a part-time basis will need to apply directly to the RAU.

Please contact admissions@rau.ac.uk to discuss your requirements and obtain an application form.