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Angela Cropley

Associate Professor

Director: MSc Rural Land and Business Management programme

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  • Agricultural law, 
  • Farm and estate diversification, 
  • Rural estate management


HBS 122, Whiteknights Campus

Angela is a rural chartered surveyor, a qualified university lecturer and a fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She has many years’ experience of teaching rural property law and rural estate management at the University of Reading and previously at the Royal Agricultural University.

Angela has considerable experience in programme development and review, programme management and academic leadership roles, as well as a long-standing interest in enhancement of the student learning experience. Throughout her time as a lecturer she has maintained close connections with the rural profession, and has a strong knowledge of current business practice.


  • BSc (Hons) Geography, University of Liverpool
  • BSc (Hons) Rural Land Management, University of Reading
  • MSc Marketing, University of the West of England
  • PGCE, University of Liverpool
  • PGCHE, University of Gloucestershire
  • FHEA

Rural Field Trip

The Rural Field Trip module gives students an insight into a diverse range of rural land-based businesses located in either a different part of Britain, or abroad. Students will be...

Module code: REMRFT

Strategic Rural Asset Management

Offering strategic advisory services is a key role for those aspiring to key roles in rural property consultancies. This module will explore both practical and strategic aspects of rural asset...

Module code: REMRSAM

Rural Property Law and Valuation

Summary module description: An understanding of rural property law and valuation is key for rural surveyors. This module is designed to help prepare students for providing advice on rural law...

Module code: RE3RPLV

Rural Diversification

Summary module description: The focus of this module is to provide the necessary skills and understanding of how diversification enterprises on farms and estates are planned and the key issues...

Module code: RE3RD

Rural Property Law and Valuation

This module aims to provide students with an understanding of the legal principles governing the occupation of freehold land and the financial, technical and market context of the appraisal of...

Module code: REMRPLV

Rural Diversification

This module aims to aims provide students with the necessary skills and understanding to be able to take strategic decisions over future business direction at both the estate and enterprise...

Module code: REMRD

Management Case Studies in Rural Surveying

This module aims to assist students to develop the application of management concepts to real life business situations. The module develops the student’s ability to utilize the knowledge, understanding and...

Module code: REMMCS