SRUC

Cultivating futures — great and small

Courses and training at SRUC provide knowledge, skills and opportunities that help you achieve your goals.

Cultivating knowledge

Our research focuses on rural, environmental and land-based activity and supports education and consultancy.

Cultivating business

SAC consulting offers business advisory services to support and advise land-based businesses in the rural economy.

Cultivating community

We thrive on teamwork and partnerships, be it with our alumni community, student association or business and research collaborations.

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Applications for 2023 are now open!

We’ve got courses for a variety of ambitions, whether you want to work with animals, tackle climate change, or become a business mastermind. We offer full time and part time, entry level through to degree and postgraduate – check out our online catalogue and find the right course for you!

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Doddie Weir OBE

The former Scotland rugby star, whose brave fight against MND captured the hearts of people around the world, leaves behind an incredible legacy that goes far beyond sport.

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SRUC celebrates ten years with Holyrood showcase

A parliamentary reception was held at Holyrood on 15 November 2022 to celebrate the tenth anniversary of SRUC and the remarkable role in has in communities across Scotland

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Courses and training

Academic courses

We offer courses for the full journey, from entry-level to finishing your Master's degree. Whether you're interested in agriculture, business or golf, have a look at our catalogue and find the course that's just right for you.
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Training courses

We'll support your lifelong learning with our wide variety of professional development courses, to help you and your business thrive.
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Calum Spalding – Advanced Certificate in Forestry graduate

"The training at Barony gave me the basic skills and knowledge to get me into the industry and start to build a career."

Kristyna Andrlova – Garden Design student

"I really appreciate how creative the course is. We have a lot of freedom when it comes to modules."

Holly Loftus – Forgework graduate

"My favourite thing about the course was the style of teaching. It was always exciting and fresh."

Arthur Johnston – Rural Skills graduate

"The course was fun and the support from staff was fantastic, I felt so at home in my surroundings and this ultimately made me work harder."

Katie Goodfellow – BSc Environmental Management graduate

"I’ve particularly enjoyed the field trips. They give you a chance to meet new people and make connections in your chosen industry."

Charlotte Mortimer – BSc Agriculture graduate

"There has always been such a good network of people. Lecturers are really helpful and understanding and I have a great bunch of classmates."

Michaela Patzeltova – HND Professional Golf graduate

"I really appreciate how our lecturers were always keen and happy to help. The support students receive is above and beyond."

Sarah Stuart – HND Animal Care graduate

"I have formed great friendships and made many connections within the sector, which will greatly benefit me when I begin looking for employment."

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SAC Consulting

Our consultants in 25 offices across Scotland and northern England turn research into advice and advantage for business and public sector alike.

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Vet & laboratory services

Our leading experts provide support to clients in areas animal disease, diagnosis and surveillance.

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Research services

Our work addresses health and productivity in animals, animal welfare and crops, promotes low carbon farming and increases farm output through efficiency and innovation.

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