CAO Code LY877
  Letterkenny Campus

Bachelor of Science (Ord)

Agriculture

3 years  /    Level 7  /    Full-time   /   Work Placement

Is this course for me?

Our Bachelor of Science in Agriculture provides you with the skills and knowledge to pursue a diverse and rewarding career in the agricultural industry. Whether it’s as a farm manager or in agricultural sales, the opportunities are vast and diverse.

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

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

Follow-on Courses

Follow up programmes elsewhere include:

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)

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 Science