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DN250 ACP
Agricultural Science - Animal and Crop Production

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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.

Level on the National Framework of Qualifications
4 Years
Duration of course
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This degree gives you a broad knowledge of the science and business of both animal and crop production and their interactions in a constantly changing environment. You’ll develop:

  • Knowledge of the growth, development and improvement of farm animals and crops
  • Knowledge of the agribusiness industry
  • The capacity to formulate economical and sustainable animal and crop production systems
  • The capacity for life long learning so you remain informed of evolving technical, economic and regulatory frameworks
  • Communication and IT skills

UCD Agriculture, Food & Nutrition
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DN250 ACP - Agricultural Science - Animal and Crop Production
University College Dublin (NUI) - UCD

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DN250 ACP - Agricultural Science - Animal and Crop Production
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PLC courses leading to the following QQI Major Awards may be used for entry into this course.

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Note: Information for 2018 Entry
Old Code New Code Award Title
CASAC  5M2768  AnimalCare
CASLT  5M3807  Laboratory Techniques


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 2018 Entry

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Graduates are employed in a wide variety of areas such as: Agribusiness; Animal and crop industries; Consultancy; Semi-state or government agencies; Financial services; Print, radio and television media.

This is also a very suitable degree if you intend to pursue full-time farming or combine part-time farming with a professional career. Research opportunities to Master’s and PhD level are available.



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