Bachelor’s (Honors) in Agricultural Science

Key Points

  • Work permit while you study

  • Post Graduation Work Permit for 12 months

  • Start dates: September – October

  • Duration: 4 years
  • Level 8 qualification

  • Type: Full Time
  • Hours: Daytime
  • Tuition Fee: From 22,130 € / year

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This program enables students to understand social and economic agricultural and food developments in a global context by focusing on the functioning and functioning of Irish farming oriented systems. There is a strong emphasis on the placement module that gives students the opportunity to apply academic knowledge to specific job practices.

Program description

This program provides candidates with advanced skills on the aspects of environmental, chemical and biological sciences by study of agricultural land and livestock in a sustainable practice. Scientific methods and techniques will be applied in the examination of the environment of agricultural land and the health and welfare of livestock, appropriate methods and design programs for the evaluation of best agricultural practices.

This course is offered by University College Cork in association with Teagasc, which is Ireland’s national body providing integrated research, advisory and training services to agriculture, the food industry and rural communities. This will ensure that students gain a truly applied experience of applying scientific knowledge in a practical setting.

Program structure

The program provides advanced training to students where they will learn about the application of aspects of environmental science, chemical and biological studies to the study of agricultural lands and livestock in a sustainable practice. They will apply scientific methods and techniques in the examination of the environment of agricultural land and the health and welfare of livestock, appropriate methods and design programs for the evaluation of best agricultural practices.

  • Fundamentals of Modern Chemistry for Agricultural Sciences
  • Physics for agriculture and environmental science
  • Biomolecules, Genetics and Evolution
  • Physiology and structure of plants and animals
  • Introduction to biochemistry and the biological bases of diseases
  • Calculus for science Part I
  • Introduction to food and agricultural economics
  • Introduction to international food policy
  • Principles of food science and technology
  • Agriculture I (Introduction to agriculture)
  • Biomolecules
  • Principles of metabolic pathways
  • Introduction to biostatistics
  • Plant and animal genetics
  • Introduction to industrial and food microbiology
  • Fundamentals of physiology
  • Animal nutrition
  • Environment
  • Introduction to Agroindustrial Management
  • Ecological plant physiology
  • Plant identification
  • Agriculture II (Sustainable food production)
  • Population genetics and evolution
  • Pasture and forage production (including improvement
  • Production and Quality of Milk for Processing
  • Design of experiments for agricultural and animal scientists
  • Soil sciences and soil / land management
  • Physiology of growth and lactation
  • Food science and technology from food systems A
  • Economics of production
  • Practice
  • The student will carry out a 28-week internship period starting in February, in semesters 2 and 3 of the third year.
  • Health, behavior and welfare of cattle
  • Bovine breeding (including genomics)
  • Animal Nutrition II (including food preservation)
  • Grassland management
  • Design of agricultural infrastructure and agricultural mechanization
  • Production, analysis and management systems
  • Final degree research project
  • Business structures, career progression and human resource management on farms
  • Management of fertility and bovine reproduction
  • Support in communication, innovation and innovation in farms
  • Global Food Policy
  • Sustainable management of plant pests and diseases
  • The Fourth Scientific Research Project must be approved to obtain a BAgrSc (Hons) degree. </ li>

* The availability of the module may change from year to year

Admission requirements

  • The minimum requirement is Minimum rating H4 In one subject, minimum grade H5 in one subject and minimum grade O6 / H7 in four other subjects. English and Irish are requirements for all programs, unless the applicant is exempt from Irish. Students must have a valid driver’s license before beginning their placement in the third year.
  • For international candidates, the foreign equivalent is required. In addition, an officially translated degree will be required.
  • IELTS 6.5, with no less than 6 in any component (or its internationally recognized equivalent).

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