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PgDip Agricultural Professional Practice

SRUC Scotland's Rural College

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  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Diploma

  • Location

    SRUC Scotland's Rural College

  • Study mode

    Distance / Online

  • Start date


  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

This postgraduate course is aimed at anyone interested in leadership and management, policy making, planning and project management in the land-based industries.

Course overview

This postgraduate course teaches professional skills related to land-based industries. It's ideal if you're considering a career in consultancy, agronomy, animal nutrition and farm management or ownership. It's also relevant for anyone interested in working for government departments that deal with technical and regulatory issues.

Core modules focus on professional leadership and management, food and agricultural policy, business planning and project management. Elective modules cover agricultural or nutrient management, animal health, arable or grassland and fodder crop protection and animal feed technology.

There's also potential to study for professional qualifications like FACTS, BASIS or AMTRA, and the Institute of Agricultural Management accepts this course as evidence of CPD if you're seeking ‘Professional Agriculturalist’ status.

Upon completion of the PgDip, the taught element of the course, you can choose to continue and undertake a Research Project to complete the MSc.

What you'll learn

In order to develop your own area of expertise, there are a number of elective modules in business, crop or livestock production.

Many positions in the land-based industries require professional qualifications, so there is also potential within the course to study FACTS, BASIS or AMTRA (additional fee and assessment required).

The Institute of Agricultural Management (IAgrM) considers this course as suitable evidence of CPD if you're pursuing ‘Professional Agriculturalist’ status.

The programme combines eight modules covering technical production, management, and skills development.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 6,000per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

SRUC Scotland's Rural College

  • Campus address

    SRUC Scotland's Rural College, SRUC Edinburgh, West Mains Road, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City Of, EH9 3JG, Scotland

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