Royal Agricultural University

About the institution

Established in 1845 as the Royal Agricultural College, the RAU has a long history and tradition of providing a great place to study. It equips graduates with the best opportunities for their careers, and has an enviable record of students completing their studies and for graduate employment. Great relationships with employers mean excellent job opportunities across a range of industries. The University carries out an active programme of research by utilising the expertise of its academic staff to deliver innovative and pioneering results. Set on the edge of Cirencester in the beautiful Cotswold countryside, its relatively small size provides a real sense of community amongst students and staff, one that both develops and encourages undergraduates from all backgrounds to achieve their ambitions.

With strong links to partners in industry, our courses are designed and constantly updated to meet the demands of the market both UK and worldwide, subsequently achieving an average employability rates of 96% over the last 5 years.

Come along to one of our open days, talk to staff and students, and get a feel for the University and life at what has been described as the ‘Oxbridge of the countryside’.

Key facts (HESA 2013/14)

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Degree classifications class of 2014 (HESA 2013/14)

First: 15%
2.1: 47%
2.2: 27%
Pass: 10%

Employability class of 2014 (DLHE 2013/14)

In work or further study 6 months after graduation
In professional employment 6 months after graduation
Median salary UK domiciled in FT employment

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