Ph.D. On Campus

PhD Programme

Royal Agricultural University

36 months
12500 GBP/year
4500 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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With a range of expertise in applied research in sustainable agriculture, food chain security, agribusiness, agronomy, soil science, equine science and urban regeneration and development, the Royal Agricultural University provides a stimulating environment for individuals wanting to further their academic and professional careers through the PhD Programme.


The Royal Agricultural University is committed to environmental, economic and social sustainability, and so all our projects explore issues that will help farmers, horse owners, and rural businesses apply innovative techniques and models to improve output, economic viability, health, and welfare while caring for the environment.

Why study the PhD Programme at Royal Agricultural University?                                

  • Excellent job prospects for PhD candidates in both industry and academia
  • Integrated structured training on research methodologies, statistics, presentation skills, and academic writing
  • Range of on-farm facilities and unique established trial-plot areas to support your work
  • Strong research collaborations with the University of Nottingham, Rothamsted Research, and University College Dublin allowing you access to some state-of-the- art laboratory facilities
  • Our research degrees are validated by the University of Gloucestershire allowing you to interact with a large and subject-diverse postgraduate community

Programme Structure

Research areas include:

  • Agronomy and sustainable agriculture
  • Entrepreneurship and business development
  • Soil science                                                               
  • Equine science
  • Urban regeneration

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 72 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

However, it is recommended that you apply as early as possible.


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The standard minimum entry requirement is a Master's degree or an equivalent academic qualification from a comparable international institution. Mature candidates with significant relevant work experience and lower academic qualifications may also be considered for entry, following personal interview.
  • International students will also need to achieve IELTS Academic or equivalent at the appropriate level for your programme of study. 

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    12500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12500 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    4500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4500 GBP per year during 36 months.


  • UK: 2,250 per year (minimum registration of 6 years)


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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