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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Open days

We are holding both online and on-campus open days this December. At all our events you can talk to course tutors and students and find out why studying at SRUC is such a unique experience.

Events run from 30 November until 10 December.

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What's new?

Applications for 2022 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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Thriving natural capital

Our research challenge centre will support rural communities through regenerative agriculture and conservation. Visit the section to find out more and listen to our brand new podcast.

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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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