There are two work placements in stages 2 and 3 of both programs. Internships offer students excellent opportunities to apply their learning to real-world settings and develop general and subject-specific employability skills.
Stage 2 placement is usually done at a host farm and lasts for 8 weeks. Stage 3 placement can be in an agri-food industry or a large agricultural company. This internship lasts 12 weeks and can be completed abroad.
Graduates of this course will have career opportunities in the following areas:
- Postgraduate research positions;
- Agricultural Advisor with consultancy or state agency;
- A commercial farmer or agricultural manager;
- Technical sales role;
- Analytical Scientist or Researcher in the Agro-Environmental Management Sector;
- Quality Manager or Food Production Supervisor;
- Rural Industry Entrepreneur;
- Manufacturing: food or beverages;
- Auditors or inspectors of the agri-food sector;
- Rural entrepreneurs (for example, artisan food products, etc.);
- Production supervisors and analysts in the food processing sector;
- Quality management / quality assurance functions in the agri-food industry;
- Food product development scientists.
These programs will be delivered through a variety of hands-on hands-on lab classes, field trips, site visits, and interactive tutorials and lectures.
Practical classes related to animal and crop husbandry will be held at Teagasc, Ballyhaise Agricultural College.
→ International students will require a Bachelor’s degree from the country of origin. The degree and grades must be officially translated into English.
Applicants will require a baccalaureate degree officially translated into English.
→ IELTS 6.0 or higher (or its internationally recognized equivalent).
This course is suitable for students interested in the area of agriculture and agri-food. These programs provide extensive knowledge of the science and business of agribusiness and agri-food and are suitable for students who enjoy a mix of outdoor and indoor classrooms.