Course: One Year Farming

Course details

  • Location

    Royal Agricultural University Campus
  • Duration

    1 Year (Full time / Part time)
  • Academic Year

    21 September 2020 - 21 May 2021

This one year farming course has been tailor made for those seeking to become farmers, landowners or managers of contemporary farm enterprises. You will find yourself benefiting from our experts on site at local farms and at our John Oldacre Rural Innovation Centre.

Course overview

You will study all key aspects of modern farming practices, crop and animal husbandry and science, as well as farm mechanisation, administration and an introduction to farm and estate management. As a tailor-made, skills-based course, it will provide you with the opportunity to hone your practical skills on our farms.

On successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a Royal Agricultural University Certificate of Agriculture, and will be entitled to use the MRAU post-nominal letters.

Industry experience

You will learn from lecturers who are still active in the operation and management of farms including common grazing beef production, spring barley and a range of on and off farm diversifications.

This is a privately-funded course outside of the UCAS system and does not lead to UCAS tariff points. Applicants will not have access to student loans from the Student Loans Company or other government funding initiatives. Fees must be paid in advance at the start of each term. 

Ready to take the plunge? Apply now

Applications to study for this course 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. 

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