Agricultural Studies

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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.


5M2768 QQI Level 5 Animal Care

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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All courses now have a low course registration fee of €30. Make sure to confirm your place on a course by paying your registration fee.

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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.