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Agricultural Science is the application of science and other disciplines (e.g. business) to the production of quality food. Agriculture is identified as an industry of major growth and development in Ireland and internationally, and continues to be of major significance in the country's economic recovery.

Farmers and those interested in pursuing a career in agriculture increasingly require a knowledge of science which can be applied to the management of the farm environment, ensuring that environmental protection, food safety, animal welfare and handling and operation of machinery are considered in the context of animal and crop production.

A twelve-week work placement is a central feature of both agriculture courses. As a third-year student, you take part in a structured period of work experience in a relevant setting. It’s while on placement that you really see the value of your academic learning in a real-life working environment. Your placement lays the foundations of yourpersonal career path. It’s all about developing skills, gaining knowledge and cultivating the attitude needed to build a rewarding career.

Modules are delivered at the Institute of Technology Tralee and Teagasc’s Clonakilty Agricultural College.

The BSc in Agricultural Science course will provide students with a strong scientific foundation. Students will take courses in a variety of scientific areas, such as animal, crop, environmental and food sciences. Students will also learn about the relationship between agriculture and consumers within the relevant economics and business modules. This agriculture course gives you everything you need to launch an agriscience/agribusiness career in Ireland and beyond.

This agriculture course will provide students with the foundation for a career in agri-business roles anywhere in the world including dairy farm management, food processing, food and farm business, state bodies, education and research, professional and owner management of farms, consultancy and marketing and communications. Note that a BSc in Agricultural Science is listed as one of the qualifications which meets the requirements for Stamp Duty Exemption for Transfers of Land to Young Farmers (Leaflet SDB2



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