Shape the rural industries of tomorrow

This is achieved by incorporating specialist rural-related modules alongside a core of:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Marketing
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • IT and human resource management
  • Business

Rural businesses encompass:

  • Agriculture
  • Agricultural supply sector
  • Estate and land management
  • Food production and marketing

In addition, it involves industries supporting the animal sector such as rural veterinary practices.

We also offer an RICS-accredited stream in our Rural Business Management degree, allowing students to receive a qualification recognised by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. This is designed for those interested in working in estate management and land and estate agencies.

Once they have gained the appropriate work experience, graduates who have followed this stream can progress onto the RICS APC (Association of Professional Competence) rural pathway leading to Chartered Surveyor status.

Studying at SRUC gives you a well-rounded business education along with specialist knowledge of the rural sector of your choice.

Virtual Experience

Take a look around the SRUC Virtual Experience for lots of great student videos and examples of what it’s like to study our courses, along with campus and facility tours.


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Fees & funding

Funding is available to help you complete your studies, including bursaries to pay your tuition fees and loans to help with maintenance and travel costs.

Fees & funding

Open days

During our online open days you can talk to course tutors and students and find out why studying at SRUC is such a unique experience.

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Download our prospectus

Find out more about all of the courses we have on offer at SRUC.

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Explore our other services

SRUC isn't just home to a first-class land-based education. It also delivers world-class research and expert, tailored business advice. 

SAC Consulting

Cost-effective advice and support for land-based businesses and the rural economy.
Business Services

Research at SRUC

Innovative research teams supporting the rural economy, communities and environment.
Research services


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