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Consider your options carefully. It is likely that you are expecting top grades in your Leaving Certificate if you are considering pharmacy as a career so there will be plenty of doors open to you. Make sure you do plenty of work experience in different areas of pharmacy and if it is healthcare you are interested in then consider getting some work experience in medicine etc. I know quite a few people who have completed a pharmacy degree only to realise they actually want to do medicine!
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SG440
Agri-food Science

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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.

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4 Years
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315

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The course is science based and deals with the production and processing of agri-food in relation to quality assurance in primary production (farming), food processing technologies to ensure quality and environmental sustainability in at all stages of production, including conservation and optimisation in the use of resources/materials and energy. Food hygiene and laboratory analysis of food products and animal feeds is included in the course. 

A six to nine month industrial placements is included in third year of the course for students to develop practical skills and necessary experience to gain future employment in the agri-food sector. In the final year, students study traceability and sustainability at all stages of food production (farm to fork). The course equips students with skills in research and food product innovation and development in relation to novel consumer foods, nutritional value, flavouring and functional ingredients.

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SG440 - Agri-food Science
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SG440 - Agri-food Science
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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 and a pass in C20139 - Mathematics
or 5N1833 - Mathematics
or C20174 - Mathematics for Engineering
or C20175 - Mathematics for Computing
or LCE Maths

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There are numerous opportunities for skilled graduates in a wide range of employment across the Agri-Food sector. Graduates may find employment in Agri-Food Production, Food Processing, Food Quality and Safety, Food Security and traceability, Food Legislation and Regulatory roles, Food Policy related to national and international regulation and export, Marketing, Laboratory analysis, Waste Management and Agribusiness.

The scope of the Degree Programme encompasses the necessary graduate skills which will enable successful students to gain employment in a wider variety of careers including government departments, research institutions, Food consultancies, businesses, industry and NGOs.



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