CAO Code LY828
  Letterkenny Campus

Bachelor of Science (Hons)

Agriculture (Common Entry)

4 years  /    Level 8  /    Full-time   /   Work Placement

Is this course for me?

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

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

SEMESTER MODULES MANDATORY/ELECTIVE CREDITS CONTACT HOURS
1 Introduction to Agriculture Mandatory 5 4
Animal Husbandry, Nutrition & Welfare Mandatory 10 7
Communications and IT Skills for Science Mandatory 5 3
Fundamentals of Biology & Chemistry Mandatory 5 5
Mathematical Skills for Science 1 Mandatory 5 4
2 Ruminant Husbandry Mandatory 10 7
Agriculutral Business Management Mandatory 10 5
Soil & Plant Science Mandatory 5 5
Alternative Farm Enterprises Mandatory 5 5
SEMESTER MODULES MANDATORY/ELECTIVE CREDITS CONTACT HOURS
3 Agriculture & Environmental Impact Mandatory 10 7
Grassland & Crop Production Mandatory 10 7
Work placement & Farm Health and Safety Mandatory 5 3
Beef & Dairy Production Systems Mandatory 5 5
4 Work Placement Mandatory 30 30
SEMESTER MODULES MANDATORY/ELECTIVE CREDITS CONTACT HOURS
5 Agricultural Marketing and Accounts Mandatory 5 3
Advanced Soil Science Mandatory 5 5
Sheep, Pigs and Poultry Production Mandatory 5 5
Research Skills Mandatory 5 3
Animal Science Elective 10 5
Ecology & Ecosystems Elective 10 5
6 Agriculture and Food Technology Mandatory 5 4
Farm Waste and Environmental Science Mandatory 10 7
Advanced Crop Production Mandatory 5 3
Literature project Mandatory 10 3

After successfully completing the common entry, students get to choose one of the following specialisms:

Follow-on Courses

Follow up programmes elsewhere include:

  • Masters and Doctoral degrees inn institutes and universities at home and abroad.

Key Information

Non Eu students will apply via https://noneuapply.lyit.ie/
There is a €20 application fee that all non eu students need to pay in order to submit their application .
All programmes will start in Sept 2022
Students can apply from Jan 2022 onwards

Fees

EU Fees:
Non-EU Fees: €10,500

Further Information

Department Administration: +353 (0)74 9186309 /+353 (0)74 9186310

Head of Department Dr Kim Mc Fadden
Email: science@lyit.ie
Telephone: +353 (0)74 9186309

School and Department
Faculty of Science & Health
Department of Life & Physical Sciences