Rural & Estate Skills
This is a broad area encompassing gamekeeping, ecological surveying, estate management and much more.
At SRUC we offer several courses that look into the different areas of rural and estate management, from gamekeeping through to rural business management and organic farming.
Rural and estate management is a wide-ranging subject, including elements related to sporting estate management, where land is managed for the rearing of game birds and deer, to management of the countryside for public amenity, nature conservation and agriculture.
Good business management is also crucial in rural areas to ensure that the management of estates and rural communities keeps up with changes in the economic climate, enabling diversification into new activities when required.
The Rural Business Management degree course is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and is designed for those keen to work in estate management, land and estate agency.
Once they have gained some appropriate work experience, graduates who have followed this stream can progress to the RICS APC (Association of Professional Competence) rural pathway leading to Chartered Surveyor status.
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.
Develop the basic skills you need to work in land-based disciplines like agriculture, horticulture and countryside management.
- MA at SCQF level 5
- MA at SCQF level 6
- Skills for work
Rural Business Management
Develop the business skills you need to make a valuable contribution to the rural industries or smaller enterprises.
- Top-up degree
- BA/BA (Hons)
The PDA in Ecological Surveying is designed to provide you with the competencies required in order to enter the field of ecological surveying.
You will be involved in all aspects of the provision and management of field sports. Your practical skills will be further enhanced on three work placements.
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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.
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