Scotland’s Rural College MSc Applied Agricultural Practice is taught part-time by distance learning/on-line over three years, with a study weekend in September at the Aberdeen campus to meet with fellow students and course leaders. A 15% discount is offered to SRUC Alumni and for many funding may also be available from SAAS, Student Finance England, Student Finance Wales or Student Finance NI. This degree is awarded by The University of Glasgow
There is currently a high demand for well trained and suitably qualified personnel within the agricultural industry, and a need for specialists who not only have an understanding of their sector, but have the skills to interact professionally with their clients. A core group of modules will focus on topics such as professional leadership and management, food and agricultural policy, business planning, project management. In order to develop the student’s own area of expertise there are a number of elective modules in business, crop or livestock production. Many positions require professional qualifications so there is the potential within the course to study FACTS, BASIS or AMTRA (additional fee and assessment will be required for these qualifications). In addition, the Institute of Agricultural Management (IAgrM) considers this course as suitable evidence of CPD for those wishing to pursue ‘Professional Agriculturalist’ status.
Courses start in September 2019, to find out more please visit https://www.sruc.ac.uk/courses/167/agricultural_professional_practice_msc