BSc (with Honors) in Agriculture, Animal and Crop Science

Key Points

  • Work permit while you study

  • Post Graduation Work Permit for 12 months

  • Start dates: September

  • Duration: 4 years
  • Level 8 qualification

  • Type: Full Time
  • Hours: Daytime
  • Enrollment Fee: From € 10,000 / year

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Our Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Agriculture with degree-granting options: Animal and Agricultural Science or Environmental Management prepares you for a career in the agribusiness sector. It is a dynamic and diverse industry, and our four-year course leaves you perfectly positioned for an exciting future.

This is an honors degree in agriculture that will provide you with key skills in animal husbandry, animal science, soil and plant science, as well as environmental science and agricultural business management and marketing.

The course incorporates substantial work practice in Year 2, where you can gain meaningful work experience, and Year 3 expands and builds on the knowledge you have learned to date. Meanwhile, Year 4 allows you to focus on one or two disciplines: animal and agricultural science or environmental management.

When you graduate, you will have the basic skills to work in the agri-food sector in a variety of roles, including becoming a farm manager, R&D scientist, or environmental manager.

Program structure

Common input

Certain semesters of this course are taken in common with other courses.

  • Agriculture (common input)

Semester 7:

  • Economy and agricultural business
  • Animal welfare
  • Science and mechanization of crops
  • Design of research projects

Semester 8:

  • Sustainable agriculture
  • Animal health, reproduction and genetics
  • Research project

Career opportunities

The main employers are:

  • Agricultural sector
  • Food industry
  • Government agencies

Possible jobs:

  • Farm Manager
  • R&D scientist
  • Environment Manager

Admission requirements

End of studies certificate

  • Minimum six O6 / H7
  • English or Irish O6 / H7
  • Mathematics O6 / H7
  • At least two H5

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