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DN250 NPF
Agricultural 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.

Undergraduate awards are awarded by the QQI, HEA 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.

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4 Years
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If you’re interested in Agricultural Science but are not yet certain of which area to specialise in, you can select the No Preference (NPF) option on your CAO form. Then, during your first year at UCD, you can choose your area of specialisation. If you receive an offer on the Agricultural Science programme, you’ll be guaranteed a place in any of the six specialisations from second year. If, on the other hand, you know which of the following areas you’d like to specialise in, you can select one of these areas on your CAO application.The CAO codes for the degree specialisations offered are:

  • DN250 Agricultural Systems Technology
  • DN250 Animal & Crop Production
  • DN250 Animal Science
  • DN250 Animal Science – Equine
  • DN250 Food & Agribusiness Management
  • DN250 Food Business with Chinese Studies

Students interested in progressing to the Food Business with Chinese Studies degree must undertake one Chinese language module in semester one and transfer to the Food Business with Chinese Studies degree option by the end of semester one.


UCD Agriculture, Food & Nutrition

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PLC courses leading to the following QQI Major Awards may be used for entry into this course.

Search for PLC Courses offering these awards
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Old Code New Code Award Title
CASAC  5M2768  AnimalCare
CASLT  5M3807  Laboratory Techniques


Note: Information for 2017 Entry

Essential Module Requirements:
CASLT - LABORATORY TECHNIQUES; 5M3807 - LABORATORY TECHNIQUES

5 modules at Distinction Grade. The qualification must include distinctions in:


C20139 - Mathematics
or 5N1833 - Mathematics
or C20174 - Mathematics for Engineering
or C20175 - Mathematics for Computing
or min O6/H7 in LCE MathsAnd any two from:


C20006 - Biology
or 5N2746 - Biology

C20011 - Chemistry
or 5N2747 - Chemistry

C20048 - Physics
or 5N1460 - Physics


5M2768 - ANIMAL CARE

5 modules at Distinction Grade. The qualification must include distinctions in:


C20139 - Mathematics
or 5N1833 - Mathematics
(or O6/H7 in LCE Maths)
5N2746 - Biology
(or O6/H7 in LCE Biology)
5N0750 - Animal Anatomy and Physiology

5N0751 - Animal Behaviour

Note: Information for 2017 Entry

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BAgrSc graduates have an excellent record in obtaining challenging and fulfilling roles. Careers in sectors such as food, agriculture, business and services include: Enterprise management; Technical service and consultancy; Research; Education; Marketing & communications; Primary production of quality food and fibre products.

You can also pursue a wide range of graduate studies by research or examination (Master’s and PhD) in areas such as: Environmental resource management; Humanitarian action; Rural development; Business Information technology; Education.

Higher and graduate diplomas are also available.



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