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Royal Agricultural College

Royal Agricultural College

Leicester, United Kingdom

International students 9%
Institution type Private


The Royal Agricultural College (RAC) is a public university situated in Cirencester, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom. The Royal Agricultural College offers over 30 land-based undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses via its School of Agriculture, School of Business, as well as School of Real Estate & Land Management.

Established in 1845, we are recognised nationally and internationally as a leader in the delivery of education, research and consultancy, in and relating to, agriculture and the rural environment. Our undergraduate and postgraduate courses help our students to achieve their future dreams in the agricultural, land, business management, food, equine and property industries. 

You will find all aspects of life at the RAU varied and exciting. We pride ourselves on being large enough that many facilities are on-site; yet small enough to create a friendly atmosphere. Steeped in history and tradition, our picturesque campus also makes the ideal venue for weddings and conferences in the Cotswolds.

Campus Information 

The Royal Agricultural College is based in Cirencester. Its library houses over 40,000 print volumes, 40,000 e-books, 1,000 journal subscriptions, and a growing number of full-text databases. The college has over 120 PCs, and the campus is internet enabled. Accommodation is available on campus. In addition, the college operates two farms: the Harnhill Manor Farm and the Coates Manor Farm. It also uses numerous farms, such as Kemble Farms and Fossehill Farm that is next to Coates, students have access to use the provided facilities.

The Royal Agricultural College is on the outskirts of Cirencester, in the heart of the Cotswolds. It is easily reached by coach, train, and car from most parts of the country, London is only 90 minutes away.


We know that your room will not just be a place to study and sleep, it will be your space to call ‘home’ and the location will be a key part of meeting new people and making friends for life. We will treat everyone as an individual and try to find you the accommodation that will best suit you during your time studying at the Royal Agricultural University.

First year undergraduate and postgraduate students are offered the opportunity to live on campus; in our Halls of Residence. If you'd like to read more about the Halls of Residence available for both Undergraduate and Postgraduate students, please download our Accommodation Guide on this page. In future years, we will assist you in finding off campus accommodation in Cirencester and the surrounding villages.

Your room will not just be a place to study and sleep, it will be your space to call “home” and the location will play a key part of meeting new people and making new friends. Living at the RAU is a great way to meet fellow students and to be “where the action is” and comes with many benefits such as:

  • Welfare & Pastoral Support
  • Out of Hours Security
  • Wi-Fi to all Bedrooms and Common areas
  • Close to campus services
  • Accommodation Help Zone
  • Housekeeping service
  • Free shuttle bus to Cirencester and surrounding Areas
  •  Car Parking
  • An extensive menu for Catered students. If you have any dietary needs the catering team are happy to meet with you to discuss.
Campus Photos 

Courses Available 
  • Agriculture Studies
  • Architecture, Building
  • Business, Management