Agricultural Studies – NEW 2024

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Course Content

A g r i c u lt u r e S t u d i e s
  • Animal Welfare
  • Health & Safety on the Farm
  • Animal Anatomy and Physiology
  • Communications
  • Work Experience
  • Start Your Own Business
  • Beef Production
  • Farm Business Organisation
  • Organic Principles & Procedures

Course Description

Agriculture studies will aid you to develop a range of technical skills and knowledge, including land use, farming practice, crop and livestock science, food production, sustainability and environmental management. In this course you will gain a deeper understanding of the technical, ethical, scientific and business principles that hold the Irish agricultural industry to a high standard.


Career Opportunities

Graduates progress to employment in various areas including:

Agricultural consultant/adviser | Animal breeder | Clinical research officer | Farm manager | Field trials officer | Forestry manager | Horticultural consultant | Landscape gardener | Veterinary surgeon/nurse | Zookeeper


The agri-food sector accounts for around 7% of Economy wide GVA

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Progression to degrees

DKIT | Bachelor of Science (Hons) Agriculture | Level 8
UCD | Bachelor Agriculture Science | Level 8
MTU | Ordinary Bachelor of Science Agriculture | Level 7
ATU | Ordinary Bachelor of Science Agriculture | Level 7
MTU Kerry Campus | Ordinary Bachelor Engineering – Agricultural Engineering | Level 7
SETU Waterford Campus | Bachelor of Science Forestry | Level 7
TUS Limerick Campuses |Agricultural Mechanisation Pallaskenry Agricultural College & TUS Limerick Campus|Level 7
ATU | Ordinary Bachelor of Science Agriculture | Agriculture & Enviromental Management | Level 7

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Fees For The Academic Year 2024 – 2025

All courses have a Registration Fee of €30 (non-refundable).

A non-refundable Registration fee of €30 will be payable on acceptance of a PLC place. Essential course materials may be required for some courses the cost of which will be borne by the student.

All fees are subject to change. All fees must be paid with a Credit/Debit card online. No cash is acceptable.

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This is a new course so why not be one of the first students to engage with the course that we have on offer. Irish farmers face a future of challenges and opportunities. A broad range of contextual factors within the Irish agricultural industry is forever present. There is widespread and longstanding agreement that it is in such a rapidly changing technological and economic environment that agricultural education is most important. This course will set you up to progress to college to undertake a broad range of different courses that can be seen below.