Royal Agricultural University

Royal Agricultural University


The Graduate Diploma in Agriculture is particularly appropriate for students who are re-directing their careers towards agriculture. In addition to developing the pure agriculturist, the course provides students with a detailed knowledge of the UK agricultural industry. Students are able to handpick their modules from a broad range of subject areas, to create a bespoke course, tailor made to meet their individual requirements. The ability to customise course content makes this the ideal opportunity for graduates, and professionals from other disciplines, looking to re-direct their career towards agricultural and associated rural industries. A summer study tour, and £250 worth of rural skills training, are included in the cost of the course.

Course modules

2256 Applied Agricultural Science 3100 Farm Business Management 3227 Agricultural Management Plus choice of FOUR elective modules from: 1008 Agricultural Mechanisation and Buildings 1046 Human Nutrition, Health and Society 1054 Introduction to Food Production 2086 Red Meat Chains 2087 White Meat Chains 2232 Entrepreneurship, Intrapreneurship and Enterprise Development 3006 Emerging Agricultural Issues 3008 Advanced Livestock Production 3009 Agricultural & Equine Journalism 3010 Game & Deer Management 3011 Rural Business Diversification 3020 Advanced Crop Production 3067 Farm Machinery Management 3084 Entrepreneurship 3087 Advanced Dairy Food Chains 3090 Forestry and Woodland Management 3093 Farmland Ecology 3096 Wine Industry 3097 Small Scale Farming and Local Food Supply 3104 Food and Agri-business Strategies 3205 Management Information Systems for Farming Businesses 3207 Farming and Integrated Environment Local Delivery 3210 Applied Agricultural Finance 3218 Sustainable Business and Agrifood Supply Chains 3228 Integrated Organic Systems

Assessment methods

In addition to lectures and farm walks, you will participate in case studies, assignments, and management projects dependent on module selections, in order to develop and apply your knowledge across curricular themes. This approach fosters teamwork and complements individual study and student learning.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Full-time October 2017 GBP 5,250 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 1 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time October 2017 GBP 5,250 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 2 Years
Graduate Diploma - Grad Dip Full-time October 2017 GBP 11,550 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
Graduate Diploma - Grad Dip Full-time October 2017 GBP 10,500 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 1 Years
Graduate Diploma - Grad Dip Part-time October 2017 GBP 11,550 per Year 1 (International) 2 Years
Graduate Diploma - Grad Dip Part-time October 2017 GBP 10,500 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Royal Agricultural University GL7 6JS South West

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