Founded in 1845, 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 170 years.
On successful completion of a Foundation Degree from Kingston Maurward College students may progress to study on the Royal Agricultural University’s Top-Up degree courses. These courses have been developed to enable students with prior qualifications at Foundation Degree or HND to top up to a BSc Honours award in one further year of full-time study. The courses offered at the RAU build on agricultural, business and environmental knowledge, gained from previous studies, to provide the necessary skills and business expertise required of future land-based managers and professionals. This is achieved by lectures, seminars, group projects, visits and demonstrations at local farms, agricultural businesses and in the RAU laboratories.
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