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.

Months of entry


Course content

A globally recognised centre for excellence with on-campus facilities, leading specialists and industry connections – there is no better choice than the RAU if you seek to make an impact on the future of agriculture.

Mechanisation and data capture are becoming increasingly important in the production and management of animals, crops and the natural environment. For anyone wishing to start a career in this emerging industry, or for the entrepreneurial among you, this course will help you discover all that you need to know to succeed.

As well as learning about data processing, advances in horticultural technology and the regulatory framework of GM crops, you will address real-world problems using the kind of sophisticated approaches that have earned our graduates the praise of being the most confident, competent and highly motivated.


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

Modules are assessed primarily by coursework. Some modules have an examination as part of the assessment.


  • 4230 Production Resource Management
  • 4231 Research Project in Agricultural Technology and Innovation
  • 4232 Business Development
  • 4233 Computing and Information Technology in Precision Agriculture
  • 4234 Livestock Production Technology
  • 4235 Environmental Technology
  • 4236 Crop Production Technology

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Dr Hugh Martin
01285 652531