Agricultural Technology and Innovation

Royal Agricultural University
In Cirencester

£6,820
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Important information

Typology Master
Location Cirencester
Duration 1 Year
  • Master
  • Cirencester
  • Duration:
    1 Year
Description

In the future, agricultural and horticultural production will demand new intellectual and technological understanding and skills. The new technologies of sensors, computing, data analysis, remote sensing, robotics, drones and systems of data analysis and interpretation will allow new and sophisticated ways of managing both productive and natural environments.

The course will explore and study the high level of technical innovation currently being applied to agricultural and horticultural production, as will business management and the entrepreneurial skills that will be of fundamental importance to those entering this dynamic, technical based sector. Students will gain skills in data capture, processing, infographics, and the application of such technologies to all aspects of production and for the management of natural environments.

This course will be of relevance to those wishing to start a career in this emerging industry, join an established company, or looking to develop the skills needed to start their own enterprise.

Important information Venues

Where and when

Starts Location
On request
Cirencester
GL7 6JS, Gloucestershire, England
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Starts On request
Location
Cirencester
GL7 6JS, Gloucestershire, England
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Frequent Asked Questions

· What are the objectives of this course?

This degree will explore the high level of technical innovation currently being applied to agricultural and horticultural production.

· Requirements

Honours degree from a UK university (usually a min. of 2:1 classification) or an equivalent academic qualification from a comparable international institution.

What you'll learn on the course

Computing
Data analysis
Innovation
Technology
Production
Project
Research and development
Livestock
Environmental Science
Business

Course programme

Structure

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, which is carried out over the summer to be submitted the following September. This may include a viva voce examination.

You will have the opportunity to engage with real-world problems, to find solutions to current issues and experience the working world of new technologies in animal and crop production, and the natural environment.

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

Modules
  • Production Resource Management
  • Research Project in Agricultural Technology and Innovation
  • Business Development
  • Computing and Information Technology in Precision Agriculture
  • Livestock Production Technology
  • Environmental Technology
  • Crop Production Technology

Additional information

International students

Full-time fees - £11,550 per year

The tuition fees quoted for 2017 applicants may rise in line with inflation, subject to government policy.

Scholarships

The University offers a wide range of generous fee waivers and bursaries.

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