Agricultural Professional Practice, M.Sc. | Part time online | Scotland's Rural College (SRUC) | United Kingdom
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Agricultural Professional Practice

12 months
6500 GBP/year
1008 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Agricultural Professional Practice course from Scotland's Rural College (SRUC) has been developed to meet an identified need for highly qualified people in the agricultural sector who have an understanding of both the business and technical aspects of the industry.


With the Agricultural Professional Practice course from Scotland's Rural College (SRUC) you'll also gain the ability to appraise research information and apply it to sustainable agricultural practice.

Aimed at people interested in a career in the land-based industries in a professional capacity, it aims to provide the technical and management skills required in modern agricultural professional practice, along with a knowledge and understanding of how policy decisions impact the land-based sector. 


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.

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Professional Leadership and Management
  • Food and Agricultural Policy
  • Business Planning and Decision Making
  • Project Management for Agriculitural Professionals
  • Topical Issues in Modern Agriculture

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A degree in a science or technology relevant to the sector and/or assessment of candidate’s ability to benefit from the course. No absolute academic prerequisites - work experience is considered.
  • RUC uses UK ENIC (formally UK NARIC) to assess overseas qualifications.
  • Ideally, applicants should arrange for their own letter of comparability through Ecctis’s Statement of Comparability service.
  • Those speaking English as a second language should sit an IELTS, TEOFL or Cambridge examination prior to application in order to meet the English Language entry requirements of SRUC's courses.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    6500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6500 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    1008 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1008 GBP per year during 12 months.

RUK students tuition 6,500 GBP.


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