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Royal Agricultural University: Agricultural Technology and Innovation

Institution Royal Agricultural University View institution profile
Department Department of Agriculture (CL)
Telephone 01285 889912
Study type Taught


Precision agriculture technology is swiftly gaining popularity among the world's farming community and its primary producers. Graduates on this course are likely to be in demand as new companies form, and established organisations and enterprises move into this new and dynamic sector.

Developments in sensors, robotics, automation, analytics and telematics are enabling new and sophisticated ways of managing agricultural practices. You will gain a comprehensive appreciation of the wide range of new and innovative technologies in the areas of crop production, livestock production, and management of the natural environment, whilse also learning about entrepreneurship and business management.

A globally recognised centre for excellence with on-campus facilities, leading specialists and industry connections – there is no better choice than the RAU if you seek to make an impact on the future of agriculture.

Mechanisation and data capture are becoming increasingly important in the production and management of animals, crops and the natural environment. For anyone wishing to start a career in this emerging industry, or for the entrepreneurial among you, this course will help you discover all that you need to know to succeed. Read more about the farms that we learn from.

Students are given free access to the University's Farm491 facility, an agritech business incubator which provides support to agritech businesses for the promotion of technology and innovation within the sector.

A period of independent study provides an opportunity to engage with sector specialists in a professional capacity. Students also have the opportunity to complete a professional placement following the taught element of the course.

Graduates are highly likely to go on to pursue a career within:

  • The high-tech agricultural and environmental sectors

  • Industries allied to crop and animal production

  • Technical consultancy

  • Government and international agencies

  • The development of new companies through entrepreneurial initiatives

Potential job opportunities include:

  • Agricultural and horticultural engineering

  • Information technology

  • Resource appraisal

  • Agronomy

  • Farm management


Royal Agricultural University





About the Royal Agricultural University

The Royal Agricultural University (RAU) has been at the forefront of agricultural education and a key contributor to the land-based sector for more than 175 years.

We combine knowledge and industry connections with an innovative, forward-thinking approach that continues to open doors for our graduates.

Set in 25-acres of picturesque green grounds in Cirencester, Gloucestershire, the University has over 1,100 students and offers many programmes at postgraduate level.

Alongside access to arable and dairy farms and an equine centre, students also benefit from an award-winning Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Programme and Farm491 – RAU’s agritech business …

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