Established in 1845, we are recognised nationally and internationally as a leader in the delivery of education, research and consultancy, in and relating to, agriculture and the rural environment.
The Royal Agricultural College (RAC), now the Royal Agricultural University (RAU), is the oldest agricultural college in the English speaking world and has been at the forefront of agricultural education since 1845. Our historic campus in the Cotswold countryside provides a stimulating and unique learning environment.
Studying at the University
We offer courses at foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate levels to over 1,200 students from all around the world. Subjects include business and management, sustainable agriculture, food supply, agribusiness, equine research, real estate, and rural estate management.
The career-focused courses are designed and updated to meet the changing needs of the employment market and combine academic excellence with practical application. Courses are managed and taught by experienced staff and specialist consultants, all of whom are leaders in their fields.
The University maintains strong industry links, creating an unrivalled reputation in terms of the networking opportunities available and the calibre of work placements offered to students. Students have gone on to enjoy success and make a significant contribution to a wide range of professions around the world.
Our undergraduate and postgraduate courses help our students to achieve their future dreams in the agricultural, land, business management, food, equine and property industries.
You will find all aspects of life at the RAU varied and exciting. We pride ourselves on being large enough that many facilities are on-site; yet small enough to create a friendly atmosphere.
Steeped in history and tradition, our picturesque campus also makes the ideal venue for weddings and conferences in the Cotswolds.