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

CAO Key Dates:
Discounted closing date – 20 January (17:15)
Normal closing date – 1 February (17:15)
Late closing date – 1 May (17:15)
Change of Mind opens – 5 May (12:00)
Change of Mind closes – 1 July (17:15)
Round 1 offers – 20 August (06:00)
The delivery of each degree award option is subject to sufficient student demand.

Further Information

Department Administration: +353 (0)74 9186310 / +353 (0)74 9186309 / +353 (0)74 9186302

Head of Department Dr Joanne Gallagher
Email: science@lyit.ie
Telephone: +353 (0)74 9186309

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