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GA789
Agriculture and Environmental Management

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

Undergraduate awards are awarded by the HETAC or Higher Education Institutes.

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3rd level Graduates are qualified for a wide range of occupations, and their education prepares them for roles involving specific skills, and for coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, computer programmers, teachers, chemists, environmental engineers, criminal investigators, and financial analysts.

Level on the National Framework of Qualifications
4 Years
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This programme provides you with a range of specialised skills ideal for employment in the agriculture and environmental sectors.

The programme is very hands-on with considerable time allocated to the development of practical laboratory skills and IT skills. 

This course covers general agribusiness, which studies animal production, computer applications, communications, science and mathematics for agriculture, farm business management, and agricultural mechanisation.

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GA789 - Agriculture and Environmental Management
Galway-Mayo IT - GMIT

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GA789 - Agriculture and Environmental Management
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This course will accept any QQI Level 5 or 6 Major Award as an entry requirement.
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Essential Module Requirements:
Three Distinctions

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Graduates will be able to work in such areas as: 

  • Environmental Management 
  • Applied Ecology, Agriculture 
  • Agri business
  • Agri Foods 


Graduates of this prgramme will also meet the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine educational qualification requirements for FAS / GLAS Advisors. 




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