BSc (with Honors) in Sustainable Agriculture / Agri-Food Production

Key Points

  • Work permit while you study

  • Post Graduation Work Permit for 12 months

  • Place to take the guaranteed internship

  • Start dates: September

  • Duration: 4 years

  • Level 8 qualification

  • Type: Full Time
  • Hours: Daytime
  • Tuition Fee: From € 9,950

  • Scholarships available

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This is a common B.Sc. entry. (Hons) in Agriculture and this program will have two award options;

  • BSc (Hons) Sustainable Agriculture
  • BSc (Hons) Agri-food production

The first two stages of these programs are common, and students will begin their specialization in Sustainable Agriculture or Agri-Food Production in the third year of the program.

Enterprise placement

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.

Career options

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.

Course delivery

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.

Program structure

Semester 1

→ Animal and crop science (all year)

→ Agricultural mechanization and precision agriculture

→ Economic and agricultural records

→ Physics through PBL and mathematics

→ Biological and chemical sciences

Semester 2

→ Agricultural machinery and facilities

→ Agricultural management and accounting

→ Microbiological and environmental sciences

→ ICT applications and research skills

Semester 1

→ Biochemistry and Animal Nutrition

→ Quality assurance

→ Grassland and crop production (all year round)

→ Statistical methods for agriculture

→ Agricultural business planning, analysis and legal matters (all year round)

→ Daily production

Semester 2

→ Food Science

→ Health and safety and agricultural placement

→ Production of cattle and sheep

Semester 1

→ Soil science

→ Financial management systems

→ Research methods and GIS

→ Sustainable entrepreneurship and teamwork (all year round)

→ Agricultural processing and quality management (all year round)

→ Food production processing, analysis and management

Semester 2

→ Swine and poultry production

→ Agriculture in the environment

→ Agricultural production and management systems

→ Internship (* jobs available in New Zealand, USA or Europe)

Semester 1

→ Soil science

→ Financial management systems

→ Research methods and GIS

→ Sustainable entrepreneurship and teamwork (all year round)

→ Agricultural processing and quality management (all year round)

→ Food production processing, analysis and management

Semester 2

→ Swine and poultry production

→ Agricultural production and management systems

→ Process engineering and technology

→ Agri-food internship (* jobs available in New Zealand, USA or Europe)

Semester 1

→ Environmental management in the agri-food sector

→ Agricultural policy and professional practice

→ Agri-science project (a whole year)

→ Herd health and biosecurity

→ Value-added agri-food product

Semester 2

→ Sustainable agricultural production systems

→ Sustainable rural development

→ Genetics and genomics in agriculture

→ Principles and methodologies

Semester 1

→ Food analysis

→ Environmental management in the agri-food sector

→ Applied food processing

→ Agri-food production project (all year round)

→ Innovation in agri-food products

Semester 2

→ Principles and methodologies

→ Integrity and logistics of the food chain

→ Agri-food biotechnology

→ Food packaging and preservation

Admission requirements

→ 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).

Who should apply

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.

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