Scotland's Rural College University Rankings of Scotland's Rural College University

Latest ranking updates for Scotland's Rural College University
  • 20 Apr, 2022: Publication of QS World University Rankings By Subject (Accounting & Finance). Ranking position #101.
  • 15 Feb, 2022: Publication of THE Young University Rankings - Times Higher Education. Ranking position #119.
  • 01 Jan, 2022: Publication of Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities. Ranking position #5028.
  • 15 Dec, 2021: Scotland's Rural College University ranks 2294 in the latest URAP World Ranking - University Ranking by Academic Performance from Urap .

About Scotland's Rural College University

Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) is a publicly funded research school focused primarily on the education of agricultural subjects, such as Countryside Management, Animal Nutrition, and Forestry. SRUC offers courses and programmes across six campus locations, including eight fully-functional farmlands for students to get hands-on and practical experience in.

PROS

  • Specialised agricultural courses allow the student to immerse themselves in this sector, giving the opportunity to meet a wide variety of professionals already involved in this kind of work.
  • Students most commonly express that the facilities are this school’s strongest asset, including a large library, numerous computer suites, and sports areas.
  • The college offers a variety of accommodation options, allowing learners a way to avoid the issues associated with getting to the campus from the city.

CONS

  • Due to the rural location of the campus, there are limited public transport options for getting to the college site.

Historic rankings in TOP global university rankings

Highest subject rankings for Scotland's Rural College University

Agriculture, Forestry & Food The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
#15 
Agriculture

University rankings

    • #401 
    THE World University Rankings
    [Published 12 October, 2022]
    • #1 
    • #119 
    THE Young University Rankings - Times Higher Education
    [Published 15 February, 2022]
    • #14 
    • #2294 
    URAP World Ranking - University Ranking by Academic Performance
    [Published 15 December, 2021]
    • #16 
    • #5028 
    Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
    [Published 01 January, 2022]
    • #13 
    • #1110 
    THE China Subject Ratings Overall
    [Published 11 May, 2022]

Subject rankings

Agriculture

    • #3 
    • #101 
    Agriculture & Forestry
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 20 April, 2022]
    • #2 
    • #15 
    Agriculture, Forestry & Food
    The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 11 September, 2021]

Student Reviews for Scotland's Rural College University

Student satisfaction:
4.2 (based on 6 student reviews)

“I appreciate how small the campus is, because you can get to know all your colleagues. The size of the classes also ensures that you always have access to your tutors whenever you have questions or doubts.”

“The facilities available for use here are complete and well maintained, and are at the standard I expected before I enrolled. My biggest criticism is that PhD students are sometimes allowed to give classes, which are often poorly organised compared to classes given by full-time teaching staff.”

About Scotland's Rural College University

  • SRUC Aberdeen Day in the life of a Rural Surveyor
  • Week in the life of a Horticulture with Plantsmanship student at SRUC Edinburgh and RBGE
  • Why did you choose your course? Q&A with SRUC students
  • Q&A with SRUC students. Why SRUC?
  • My journey to SRUC

TEF Award For Teaching and Student Outcomes

Scotland's Rural College University did not participate
What does it measure?
TEF stands for "Teaching Excellence and Student Outcome Framework". The award is based on an assessment of undergraduate studies only.
It is primarily based on following criteria:
  • Student satisfaction
    This is based on data of the National Student Survey (NSS). In our section on student reviews you find detailed uptodate NSS survey results of Scotland's Rural College University.
  • Continuation / Dropout rates
    The percentage of students that continue their studies from year to year is based on data of the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA).
  • Employment outcomes
    The percentage of students who after graduation either proceeded to further studies or are in highly skilled employment.
How does this compare to other universities?
Among all UK universities and colleges:
  • 72 received TEF Gold
  • 132 received TEF Silver
  • 56 received TEF Bronze
  • 175 received a provisional award.
Source: Office for students (last updated May 26, 2021)

NSS Aggregate Student reviews

Below you see the results of Scotland's Rural College University for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK universities.

Overall student satisfaction: 75 (99 respondents)

The NSS is commissioned by the <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="https://www.officeforstudents.org.uk/advice-and-guidance/student-information-and-data/national-student-survey-nss">Office for Students</a>

TOP 8 Best rated degree courses of Scotland's Rural College University

  Course
1 Environmental Management - BSc 92/100 (7 student reviews)
2 Rural Business Management - HND 84/100 (15 student reviews)
3 Agriculture - HND 76/100 (42 student reviews)
4 Wildlife and Conservation Management - BSc 75/100 (74 student reviews)
5 Garden and Greenspace Design - BSc 74/100 (52 student reviews)
6 Horticulture - BSc 74/100 (52 student reviews)
7 Horticulture with Plantsmanship - BSc 74/100 (52 student reviews)
8 Applied Animal Science - BSc 67/100 (14 student reviews)

TOP 7 highest earning degree courses of Scotland's Rural College University

  Course Median Salary (15 months after graduation)
1 Applied Animal Science - BSc £22,000.00
2 Garden and Greenspace Design - BSc £22,000.00
3 Horticulture - BSc £22,000.00
4 Horticulture with Plantsmanship - BSc £22,000.00
5 Wildlife and Conservation Management - BSc £22,000.00
6 Rural Business Management - HND £12,000.00
7 Agriculture - HND £12,000.00

Key facts

Institution type:
Public
campus setting:
Other campus
Programs:
Presential
Facilities:
Library
University Size:
 students: 1000; staff: 300
religious affiliation:
No
Admissions:
Men and women (coed), yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
students:
1000
academic staff:
300
Telephone:
+44 (0)800 269 453
Fax:
+44 (131) 535 4346
Address:
West Mains Road
EH9 3JG, Edinburgh
Scotland
Website:
https://www.sruc.ac.uk/
Social:
  • SRUC Edinburgh Campus Tour Highlights King's Buildings
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  • Welcome to SRUC Edinburgh campus
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Campuses of Scotland's Rural College University

Aberdeen
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Agriculture
Environmental Management
Barony
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Veterinary Nursing
Wildlife and Conservation Management
Edinburgh
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Agriculture
Applied Animal Science
Elmwood
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Animal Care
Professional Golf
Glasgow Botanic Gardens
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Horticulture
Oatridge
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Agriculture
Animal Care
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FAQ

Scotland's Rural College University ranks #15 in Scotland in our meta ranking of 134 university rankings. See rankings of all 20 universities in Scotland.

Scotland's Rural College University ranks #4 in Edinburgh in our meta ranking. See rankings of all 5 universities in Edinburgh.

Scotland's Rural College University is listed in THE World University Rankings, THE Young University Rankings - Times Higher Education, URAP World Ranking - University Ranking by Academic Performance, Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities, THE China Subject Ratings Overall See all 8 rankings of Scotland's Rural College University.

Scotland's Rural College University achieved #119 in THE Young University Rankings - Times Higher Education. This is the university’s highest ranking in the 134 rankings tracked on our website. See all rankings for Scotland's Rural College University.

Scotland's Rural College University achieved the highest ranking for Agriculture. It is ranked #15 in The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject (Agriculture, Forestry & Food). See all subject rankings for Scotland's Rural College University.

A large number of university rankings include surveys among academics on reputation. In our meta ranking of 134 university rankings Scotland's Rural College University ranks #4 among universities in Edinburgh and #15 among universities in Scotland. See all rankings of Scotland's Rural College University.

In our meta ranking Scotland's Rural College University ranks #15 among all universities in Scotland and University of St Andrews ranks #1. See all rankings of universities in Edinburgh. Apart from rankings you may also want to see the ratings from students who attended the universities.

Scotland's Rural College University ranks for Agriculture (Agriculture, Forestry & Food) #1 among universities in Edinburgh and #2 among universities in Scotland. It is ranked in 'The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject'. See all rankings of Scotland's Rural College University.