Scotland's Rural College



SRUC has 6 campuses:  Aberdeen, Ayr, Barony, Edinburgh, Elmwood and Oatridge. Leading the way in agri-rural education, research and consultancy

Locally connected, nationally respected, and of global importance. 

SRUC is a specialist institution offering college and university level courses which all relate to the ways in which we make use of the land and natural resourses which surround us. 


Peter Wilson Building, Kings Buildings, West Mains Road

About Scotland's Rural College

Factsheet about: Scotland's Rural College

Please provide us with a short blurb about the university.

Scotland’s Rural College is a specialist institution offering courses at all levels from college and university level study, through to postgraduate and research opportunities across 6 campuses


SRUC has 6 teaching campuses across Scotland, and we also deliver Horticulture and Garden Design courses in Glasgow.

Brief outline of the university’s facilities

SRUC offers excellent resources, libraries and IT facilities across all 6 campuses and have strong working relationships with SRUC’s Research and SAC’s Consultancy divisions. Extensive industry links also allows for regular guest visits, field trips and study tours

Closest airport to the university?
(How long does it take to get from the airport to the main university campus?)

We have campuses close to Glasgow, Prestwick, Edinburgh and Aberdeen airports

Student Union activities & societies?

An organisation run by SRUC students for SRUC  students.

SRUCSA provide a range of opportunities and support across all campuses including sports, clubs and societies, student communities, events and campaigns. Want to see more about what it is like to be a student at SRUC? Check out our social media:

Twitter - @srucsa

Instagram -  #srucsa

Snapchat – SRUCSA

Facebook – SRUC Students’ Association

You Tube – SRUC Students’ Association

Email –

Scholarships & Bursaries
(Any specifically for NI students?)

RUK Bursary - £1500 per year reducing tuition fees to £5800pa


Internships/Placement/Study abroad opportunities? There are a wide rang eof work experience opportunities whilst studying and many students travel abroad on completion of their course to further their work experience

What accommodation is available & what is the average cost?

Accommodation varies across the campuses, however Scotland also offers some of the most affordable living costs in the UK


  • 3 Fun Facts about the university
  • Agricultural research at SRUC has been ranked as the best in the UK by the Research Excellence Framework 
  • 93.2% of graduating students had found employment or gone on to further education within 6 months
  • Our degrees are awarded by the ancient universities of Glasgow and Edinburgh

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