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Postgraduate Studies

There are many reasons to undertake postgraduate study: whether to continue work on a subject area about which you have become passionate, to embark on a change of direction, or to further your career opportunities.

SRUC offers unique opportunities for postgraduate study. Our unbeatable links with industry, along with our own highly-respected consultancy and research divisions, gives us knowledge, expertise and facilities befitting a national institution.

SRUC is Scotland's specialist higher education institution for courses that relate to the existing and emerging land-based industries and pursuits, applied food, plant and animal sciences and sustainable land-use.

In addition to its role in education, we have an innovative and leading research and development programme and run an international advisory and consultancy service.

This all means that as a student at SRUC you are taught by a team of staff including lecturers, researchers, advisers and consultants. They will provide up-to-the-minute information and insight into the commercial world beyond the College environment.

We believe no other education institution can offer this combination of expertise and experience. All of our courses aim to provide you with the necessary science, business, research and personal knowledge and skills for your future success.

Taught Degrees

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Search for and take a look at our taught Masters, Postgraduate Diploma and Certificate courses.

Course Leaflets

Postgraduate prospectus

Download our course leaflets to find more information about some of our MSc programmes.

Research Degrees

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Find out what areas of research SRUC is involved in and how to apply.

Student Profiles

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Learn about other students experiences of taking a postgraduate course at SRUC.

Postgraduate Study Tours

Postgrad students

Our postgraduate students get to go on some very interesting and fun trips, find out more here.

International Students

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Thinking of coming to Scotland to take a postgraduate course? Go here to find out more about what SRUC has to offer.

Postgraduate Administrator

Research Enquiries (for PhD, MRes, MPhil).

Address: Postgraduate Administrator, Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC), Peter Wilson Building, Kings Buildings, West Mains Road, Edinburgh EH9 3JG.


Elspeth Martin

Taught Postgraduate Enquiries (Edinburgh University courses)

Address: Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC), Peter Wilson Building, Kings Buildings, West Mains Road, Edinburgh EH9 3JG.

Telephone: 0131 535 4198

Fax: 0131 535 4144


Postgraduate Admissions

Taught Postgraduate Admissions

Address: SRUC, Riverside Campus, University Avenue, Ayr, KA8 0SX

Telephone: 01292 886151