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Agricultural Studies MSc by Research Programme

Agricultural Studies MSc by Research Programme

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Agriculture (General)

Course type


Course Summary

This course includes training in research skills and you will also contribute to monthly discussion seminars on the progress of your study. Research and innovation are vital to the agricultural and equine industries, which face the constant challenge of adapting to scientific and technological advances. Expert, evidence-based insights lie at the heart of the industry’s ability to respond to those changes in a way that will benefit the industry itself and the wider world. This programme is your chance to play a pivotal part in that process. You will be trained by the RAU’s globally renowned researchers in how to formulate enquiries, critical approaches to reading, scientific writing, research methodology and statistics (e.g. Genstat, SPSS, NVivo). You will also gain the skills and confidence to lead lectures and contribute to internal seminars and external conferences. You may also attend taught subject classes to update your knowledge and understanding on disciplines related to your chosen subject of study and to further your critical review skills.

Different course options

Full time | Royal Agricultural University | 2 years | FEB

Study mode

Full time


2 years

Start date


Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have an Honours degree at upper second class level or an equivalent academic qualification from a comparable international institution. Mature students with significant relevant work experience and lower academic qualifications may also be considered.