Royal Agricultural University

Royal Agricultural University

Agricultural Technology and Innovation

In the future, agricultural and horticultural production will demand new intellectual and technological understanding and skills. The new technologies of sensors, computing, data analysis, remote sensing, robotics, drones and systems of analysis and interpretation will allow new and sophisticated ways of managing both productive and natural environments. This course will equip its graduates with the skills and understanding needed to make creative contributions to the progressive emerging industries that will provide technological solutions to address the pressing need for better, more efficient an d sustainable management of production and natural resources. The course will explore and study the high level of technical innovation currently being applied to agricultural and horticultural production, as will the management and the entrepreneurial skills that will be of fundamental importance to those entering this dynamic, technical based sector.

Entry requirements

Honours degree 2nd Class upper. Mature candidates with significant relevant work experience and lower academic qualifications may be considered for entry following personal interview with course manager.

Course modules

All years: Crop production technologies; livestock production technologies; production resource management; environmental technologies; computing and information technology; business development in the agri-tech sector; research project.

Assessment methods

Modules will be assessed primarily by coursework; there may be some examinations.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 6,660 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 11,270 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 6,660 per Academic year (EU fees) 1 years

Campus details

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

Key information

Telephone number: 
01285 889912