RAU’s postgraduate courses are taught in a dynamic and stimulating learning environment with inspiring and highly supportive teaching.
MSc Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security
This course is for anyone concerned that our food production systems will not be fit for purpose by the middle of this century.
Increasingly large swathes of the globe are beset by resource constraints and environmental uncertainty, which requires a radical shift in our production and consumption habits. This course will equip you with the specialised knowledge and skills that are urgently needed by governments, NGOs and commercial companies as they respond to some of today’s biggest challenges.
You will delve into critical issues such as the human exploitation of the Earth’s resources, poverty alleviation and food security, the ethical and cultural implications of policy development, the ecological basis for sustainable agricultural development, and critical capacity building approaches.
MSc Business and Management
This degree allows you to focus solely on general business, or to select modules in the international trade, farm management, equine management, agriculture, or climate and natural resource management to contextualise your studies in a sector of your choice.
The business world is complex, fast-moving and exciting, and demands high-calibre employees with sound management, marketing and financial skills. The ability to manage change, risk and people, and to develop sustainable business strategies is crucial. If you wish to develop your own enterprise then creative and entrepreneurial skills are needed too.
The MSc Business Management programme provides students with an academically rigorous and professionally relevant education that will serve your career needs. The degree combines essential management knowledge with relevant practical and professional skills to prepare you for the challenging business world.
In addition to gaining a solid business foundation, the portfolio of elective modules, which has been increased, taught by RAU experts in agricultural, equine, environment, agri-food, land-based and business disciplines, provides students with the opportunity to either embed their studies in a rural context, or to concentrate their studies in pure business management disciplines. Students now have the option to select three electives from a range of eleven electives.
MSc Conservation & Management of Historic Buildings
Even the simplest structure encapsulates a huge body of evidence about the past. To protect and steward a building’s heritage requires an understanding of its nature, structure, historic context and significance, the ways in which the building can be legally protected and the conservation tools which are available for its repair and upkeep. It also requires an understanding of how a given structure can be managed for a sustainable future. This includes everything from schemes of interpretation and display, to how visitors can be managed to control potential damage through to how historic buildings can be retrofitted to make them environmentally friendly.
This blending of conservation and management skills lies at the heart of this course and reflects the integrative direction of travel of many historic building professions.