Taught course

Agricultural Technology and Innovation

Royal Agricultural University · Royal Agricultural University

Entry requirements

Honours degree from a UK university (usually a min. of 2:1 classification) or an equivalent academic qualification from a comparable international institution. Students with other qualifications, including overseas awards (and alternative English Language qualifications) will be required to contact Registry before submitting an application to discuss the suitability of their award for entry onto the programme Information for international students

Months of entry


Course content

In the future, agricultural and horticultural production will demand new intellectual and technological understanding and skills. The new technologies of sensors, computing, data analysis, remote sensing, robotics, drones and systems of analysis and interpretation will allow new and sophisticated ways of managing both productive and natural environments.

This course will be of particular relevance to those wishing to start a career in this emerging industry, join an established company, or looking to develop the skills needed to start their own enterprise.

Graduates will be equipped with the management and the entrepreneurial skills that will be of fundamental importance to those entering this dynamic, technical based sector. It is highly likely that you go on to pursue a career within the high-tech agricultural and environmental sectors, government and international agencies, or technical consultancy.

Course structure

The course may be studied full-time over 12 months. You will study six modules in the autumn and spring terms, followed by the Research Project which is carried out over the summer to be submitted the following September. This may include a viva voce examination.

You will have the opportunity to engage with real-world problems, to find solutions to current issues, and experience the working world of new technologies in animal and crop production and the natural environment. Modules will be assessed primarily by coursework, there may be some exams.


  • Crop Production Technologies
  • Livestock Production Technologies
  • Production Resource Management
  • Environmental Technologies
  • Computing and Information Technology
  • Business Development in the Agri-tech Sector
  • Research Project


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

Information for international students

For students whose first language is not English, the University will accept International English Language Test (IELTS) with a minimum overall score of 6.5 and no element below 5.5. Other English language qualifications should be discussed with Admissions.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

The university offers a variety of scholarships, bursaries and awards. For more information visit our website.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Dr Hugh Martin
01285 652531