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About the Royal Agricultural University

Royal Agricultural University (RAU) was the first university dedicated to agriculture among the English speaking countries. RAU offers students a vast range of part and full-time postgraduate courses in subject areas including Business Management, Food, Agricultural, Land, and Property Industries. RAU’s postgraduate students benefit from high quality teaching, resources, facilities and labs.

Postgraduate student body breakdown
Source: HESA, 2018

Study mode
Source: HESA, 2018

This University

4% Part Time
96% Full Time

All universities (avg)

48% Part Time
52% Full Time

Student Nationality
Source: HESA, 2018


UK students


Non-UK students

Study level
Source: HESA, 2018

930 Undergraduate
255 Postgraduate

New students
Source: HESA, 2018


School leavers


Mature students

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Postgraduate open day

Come along and hear first-hand from the teaching staff about the courses we have to offer. You can also have a look around our beautiful campus, chat to current students about the courses they are studying, and about the social life in Cirencester.

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