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Scottish Agricultural College (Scotland's Rural College)

Address: 5 Bertha Park View, Perth PH1 3FZ, United Kingdom

Description Scottish Agricultural College (Scotland's Rural College)

  • Established: 1899
  • Location: Scotland, UK
  • Students age: from 17 years.
  • Number of students: 1570 people
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Type of studying: state college.

The Scottish Agricultural College (SAC) was formed in 1990 through the merger of three other institutions:

  1. Agricultural College of the East of Scotland (1901)
  2. Agricultural College of Aberdeen and the North of Scotland (1904)
  3. Agricultural College of West Scotland (1899).

It was the largest institution of its kind in the UK and one of the largest in Europe. SAC has also provided consulting services throughout Scotland in addition to its portfolio of traditional teaching and research methods. In October 2012, Scottish Agricultural College was merged with Baroni College, Elmwood College and Oatridge College to form Scotland's Rural College.

SRUC integrates comprehensive skills building, education and business support for the Scottish agricultural industries.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Scottish Agricultural College (Scotland's Rural College)

Program name
Date
Age
Cost

HND Agriculture

This two-year course will equip you with the skills and knowledge to pursue a career at the supervisor / junior manager level in agricultural industries or for self-employment in agriculture or other agricultural sectors.

Undergraduate (BA / BSc)

  • BSc (Hons) Agriculture - the course will explore every element of the food production chain, from plow to cooker, and at the same time develop skills that can be used in national and international agriculture, agribusiness or agri-food industry.
  • BSc (Hons) Garden and Greenspace Design - for the first two years of study, you will learn the basics of garden design with students of the HND Garden Design course. In the third year, students visit foreign countries as part of the International Design Project module, work on real projects with real clients in the public and private spheres. In their final year with honors, students work on projects of their choice in landscape design.

Master (online)

BSc (Hons) Garden and Greenspace Design - this 3-4 year degree program offers a broad perspective on garden design, from home gardens to public green spaces and the environment in general.

Postgraduate Diploma (online, part-time) - from 21 years

MAs in Agriculture work on self-directed research.

Modern Apprenticeship Agriculture SCQF - from 17 years

It is a farm apprenticeship program that develops agricultural skills and knowledge. Young people learn to monitor, to maintain health, safety, security, and to implement good environmental practices and manage business performance to succeed in a highly competitive industry.

ABC Level 2 Certificate Animal Nursing Assistant - from 18 years

This course opens up opportunities to work in a veterinary clinic as a nurse assistant, veterinarian assistant, or nursery assistant.

Accommodation, housing and food

SRUC provides access to a variety of housing options available to students, both on and off campus. This includes dorms on the Craibstone, Elmwood, Oatridge, and Barony campuses.

  • Self-catering residential apartments are currently available at Sutton Hall, Hunter Hall and Mackie Hall at Craibstone Estate. There is a large parking lot on site.
  • Sutton Hall is a main dorm with 60 en suite rooms (with shower). 8 double rooms and 3 rooms on the ground floor are wheelchair accessible.
  • Hunter Hall has 17 standard single rooms, each with a washbasin; apartment with 3 small standard single bedrooms. The Craibstone Bar is located in the Hunter's Hall, as well as a TV and billiard room.
  • Mackie Hall has 18 standard single rooms, each with a washbasin. This room is only for guests under the age of 18 .. Large common room, cafeteria, shops, all bedrooms have Wi-Fi, each dorm has a kitchen / dining room. Residents can use the laundry services, including washing machines, tumble dryers, ironing boards, irons.

Events Scottish Agricultural College (Scotland's Rural College)

The educational institution conducts indoor and outdoor sports:

  • Gym workouts (with free weights / machines)
  • Badminton
  • Squash
  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball
  • Martial arts.

In the open air, there are studying sessions in football, rugby, cricket, sailing, windsurfing, walking, mountain biking.

Advantages

  • Scotland's Rural College supports agricultural communities and industries with over a century of success. SRUC is a leader in providing economic, social, environmental benefits.
  • High demands and the need to seize new opportunities mean that the future of agribusiness will be extremely challenging. The next generation of business leaders and policymakers will need to be highly qualified and knowledgeable to navigate the complex operating environment.
  • SAC Consulting is uniquely positioned to support the sustainable growth and prosperity of agriculture and businesses.

Equipment Scottish Agricultural College (Scotland's Rural College)

The college operates on 6 campuses:

  • SRUC King's Buildings is located on the University of Edinburgh campus on the south side of the city + has premises located on the Bush estate.
  • SRUC Riverside is located on a state-of-the-art riverside campus right in the center of Ayr.
  • The SRUC Barony is set on a 260-hectare estate in the rolling hills of Dumfries and Galloway in the southwest of Scotland.
  • SRUC Craibstone Estate is located on Craibstone Estate, approximately 5 miles from the center of Aberdeen, Scotland's third largest city.
  • The SRUC Elmwood is located in Northeast Fife, just 14.5 km from St Andrews.
  • SRUC Oatridge is located on its own 283-hectare estate in the West Lothian countryside, close to motorways.

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- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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