Royal Agricultural University

Stroud Rd, Cirencester GL7 6JS, Gloucestershire, England United Kingdom

About the University

The Royal Agricultural University (RAU) has been at the forefront of agricultural education and a key contributor to the land-based sector for 175 years. Today, the RAU has around 1,100 students studying agriculture, business, environment, equine science, farm management, food, cultural heritage, real estate and rural land management. The University, based in Cirencester, Gloucestershire, prides itself on its links with industry and its courses are designed to meet the demands of the employment market for land-based expertise, both in the UK and worldwide.
Some of RAU’s recent rankings are as follows:
- Seventh in the UK for student satisfaction – Times Higher Education ranking of 2019 National Student Survey (NSS)
- Twelfth in the UK for Student Experience – Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide (September 2019)
- Safest University in England and Wales 2019 – Complete University Guide

Why the Royal Agriculture University?
- Top 10 in the University of the Year category – Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2019 and 2020 in both the Job Prospects and University of the Year categories, based on feedback from our students.
- 6th University, the first small, specialist university, to be accredited a ‘Centre of Excellence’ by the Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurs (IOEE).
- Our TEF Silver Award reflects the RAU’s commitment to excellence in education and the student experience.
- Rich and Diverse Social Life – football, netball, rugby, hockey, clay pigeon shooting, darts and horse riding, choir, racing, beekeeping, International Society and Entrepreneur Society, etc.
- Royal Seal of Approval – Queen Victoria granted a Royal Charter to the College in 1845 and sovereigns have been patrons ever since, visiting the institution in every reign. His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales became President in 1982 and recently presented awards to students at graduation.

The City/Campuses
Situated in the ‘Heart of England’ - our stunning campus is within walking distance of the bustling town of Cirencester, a thriving cultural hub, surrounded by beautiful Cotswold countryside; Bath, Bristol, Oxford and Cheltenham are all just under an hour from RAU; London is less than 90 minutes away by direct train. RAU is a very close-knit Community - students are supported by and known to staff and tutors by name.


University Information

School Type: Public

Established: 1845

Times Ranking: 0

Guardian Ranking: 0

Independent Ranking: 0

Tuition Fee:

No. of students: 1000-2000

Acceptance Rate: N/A

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Degrees offered: Bachelor's degree,Master's degree,Doctorate

Popular Courses

Equine science
Farm Management
Cultural Heritage
Real Estate and Rural Land Management.

Location Details

Stroud Rd, Cirencester GL7 6JS, Gloucestershire, England United Kingdom

Country: UK


Town/City: Gloucester

Nearest Airport: London Heathrow Airport

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