Partner Colleges

In addition to the foundation degrees and Bachelor degrees available to study at the RAU, the University validates a number of courses at partner colleges.

Below is a list of partner Colleges and the courses they offer: 

Askham Bryan College

Askham Bryan College was established more than 65 years ago and has an excellent reputation for the high quality of its land-based education and its veterinary nursing programmes. The teaching staff have a wealth of experience in the land-based industries and strong links with employers. The main campus at York is easily accessible, located just a few miles outside of York city and close to major road and rail networks.

  • FdSc Veterinary Nursing
  • BSc (Hons) Veterinary Nursing (top up)

For more details, visit Askham Bryan College

Berkshire College of Agriculture

Berkshire College of Agriculture (BCA) students can expect an outstanding level of commitment and support. As a land-based centre for research and education for over 70 years, their programmes reflect their heritage and our subject-specific expertise. Set in 400 acres of beautiful countryside, BCA’s campus is fully equipped with modern teaching facilities, an excellent Equestrian Centre, and the outstanding BIAZA accredited Animal Management Centres.

  • BSc (Hons) Veterinary Physiotherapy
  • FdSc Animal Behaviour and Welfare
  • FdSc Ecology and Conservation (subject to validation)
  • BSc (Hons) Animal Behaviour and Welfare (Top-up)
  • BSc (Hons) Ecology and Conservation (Top-up) (subject to validation)

For more details, visit Berkshire College of Agriculture

Bishop Burton College

Bishop Burton College prides itself on being one of the country’s finest land-based colleges, holding Centre of Vocational Excellence status in both agriculture and equine. Bishop Burton offer a range of further and higher education courses, as well as apprenticeships and work-based learning opportunities.

  • BSc (Hons) Business Management for the Equine Industry
  • BSc (Hons) Equine Science
  • BSc (Hons) Equine Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • BSc (Hons) Equine Sports Science and Coaching
  • BSc (Hons) Equine Health and Nutrition
  • FdSc Agriculture
  • FdSc Agriculture (Farm Business Administration)
  • FdSc Agriculture (Precision Crop Technology)
  • FdSc Agriculture (Precision Livestock Farming)
  • FdSc Business Management for the Equine Industry
  • FdSc Equine Sports Science and Coaching
  • FdSc Equine Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • BSc (Hons) Agricultural Resource Management (Top-up)
  • MSc Equine Performance Science (subject to validation)

For more details, visit Bishop Burton College

Capel Manor College

Capel Manor College is London’s only specialist environmental college, offering a diverse range of full and part-time courses in further and higher education for school leavers and adults. The College plays a vital role in the green agenda for the capital, equipping the next generation of land-based sector workers with the skills and knowledge needed to help preserve and protect London’s wildlife, national parks and green spaces.

You will benefit from high quality academic and practical teaching across our first-class facilities. This includes the Manor House, laboratories and Capel’s Creatures – home to our growing animal collection. The programmes offered through the partnership are mainly delivered on Capel Manor College's Enfield Campus in North London, and include:

  • FdSc Animal Management and Zoology
  • FdSc Garden Design and Plantsmanship (subject to validation)
  • FdSc Urban Green Space Management (for September 2021 start, subject to validation)
  • BSc (Hons) Animal Management and Zoology (Top-up)
  • BSc (Hons) Animal Biodiversity & Conservation (Top-up) (for September 2021 start, subject to validation)

For more details, visit Capel Manor College

Cirencester College

Cirencester College is proud to be working in partnership with the Royal Agricultural University in developing an exciting range of Foundation degrees and Top-up programmes.

As one of only three designated specialist Sixth Form Colleges in the South West, the College’s reputation for excellent teaching, learning, innovation and student support is outstanding, producing consistently high achievement rates and making it one of the highest performing colleges in the country. The programmes offered through the partnership are mainly delivered on the RAU campus and include:

  • FdSc Animal Science
  • FdSc British Wildlife Conservation
  • FdSc Business and Enterprise
  • FdSc Environmental Conservation and Heritage Management

For more details, visit Cirencester College.

East Durham College

With programme delivery at East Durham College’s Houghall Hall Campus on the outskirts of Durham, students have access to some of the best land-based facilities available in the North thanks to recent extensive redevelopments. New facilities include a brand-new small animal care centre, agricultural centre and equine centre, supported by new science labs and IT suites, all set within a 476 acre estate with working farm, woodland and surrounding countryside.

  • FdSc British Wildlife Conservation (subject to validation) (entry closed for 2021)

For more details, visit East Durham College.

Kingston Maurward College 

Since becoming a College in 1947, Kingston Maurward has created strong links with both rural and business sectors to add relevance to its teaching. Its suite of specialised Higher Education programmes have been developed in collaboration with key partners. Tutors use the College’s 750 acre estate, working farm and state-of-the-art animal science, agritech, horticulture and equine facilities to provide engaging teaching to students, as well as the beautiful Dorset landscape and Jurassic Coast.

  • FdSc Applied Agricultural Science
  • FdSc Animal Behaviour and Welfare
  • BSc (Hons) Animal Behaviour and Welfare (Top-up)

For more details, visit Kingston Maurward College

Plumpton College

Established in 1926, Plumpton College has built an excellent reputation for delivering vocational skills training and education from entry level to Masters, in support of the land-based sector and rurally located businesses across the South East.

  • BA (Hons) International Wine Business
  • BSc (Hons) Viticulture and Oenology
  • FdSc Applied Animal Behaviour and Conservation
  • FdSc Equine Science and Coaching
  • FdSc Sustainable Land Management (subject to validation)
  • FdSc Sustainable Land Management (Forestry and Arboriculture) (subject to validation)
  • FdSc Veterinary Nursing
  • FdA Wine Business
  • FdSc Wine Production
  • BSc (Hons) Applied Animal Behaviour and Welfare (Top-up)
  • MSc Viticulture and Oenology

For more details, visit Plumpton College

Wiltshire College

Wiltshire College Lackham With its beautiful landscape and picturesque surroundings, Lackham’s campus offers the perfect backdrop for land-based study. With access to mixed woodlands, an animal centre, zoological garden and fully operational farm, students will benefit from studying in an environment which fully supports practical learning for landbased studies. On site accommodation is supported by excellent facilities, both academic and social. Their communal areas such as the student restaurant and common rooms provide welcoming areas in which to relax.

  • FdSc Animal Science and Management
  • BSc (Hons) Animal Science and Management (Top-up)

For more details, visit Wiltshire College