48 months
17400 GBP/year
4530 GBP/year
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Studying a degree in Agricultural Technology with Professional Studies at Queen's University Belfast provides a wide range of graduate opportunities for students interested in the agricultural, agri-environmental and related industries.

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The agricultural industry is undergoing an unprecedented period of change. Traditional reliance on production is being challenged through changes in government policy at local, national, European and global levels, as well as changes in consumer demand.

Agricultural production now requires an understanding of these demands and other concerns regarding food quality and safety and the environmental impact of production methods in the short, medium and long term.

The Agricultural Technology degree programmes enable graduates to gain an understanding of:

• Crop and animal production systems for the sustainability of the agricultural industry, including the underpinning scientific, economic and business principles and the applicability of recent developments

• The impact of global, EU and regional policy on the agricultural industry

• Assessing agri-environment interactions and devising environmental management strategies

• Managing agriculture as a business

• A professional approach to the work environment, study and life-long learning

• Devising, managing and evaluating project work

Additionally, the Agricultural Technology with Professional Studies programme at Queen's University Belfast enables graduates to gain an understanding of the application of their degree to the workplace and career management planning.

Career Prospects

The majority of our graduates will seek careers in the agricultural, agri-environment or agri-food sectors, in roles including; marketing/sales, production and management, technical advice, and research and development in commercial companies.

Employment after the Course

The degree has been developed in consultation with employers, industry and academics, to offer students a combined curriculum of formal education and practical experience, which is designed to enhance employability and graduate skills.

Employment Links

This programme was developed after extensive consultation with government bodies, major farming organisations, the food processing sector, farmers and conservation organisations, and the curriculum reflects these consultations. This close industry involvement has continued. The initial years of this programme were overviewed by an industry group representing LANTRA, AFBI, DARD and the UFU.

Industry representatives play a significant role in the operation of student learning projects where they use their expertise to guide students running major college enterprises.

In addition, major employers such as Dunbia, Moy Park and Thompsons have contributed competitive bursaries to support students on the programme.

Students organise an industry symposium as part of final year, providing opportunities to engage with key stakeholders within the local industry.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Applied Animal Science
  • Applied Crop Science
  • Enterprise Technology
  • Business and Research Methods
  • Mechanisation and Farm Buildings
  • Agri-food Business Marketing and Management

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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  • 26 January - the 'equal consideration' deadline for this course.


480 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

A level requirements

  • BBB including at least two relevant subjects (see list below) + GCSE Mathematics grade C


  • ABB including a relevant subject (see list below) + GCSE Mathematics grade C.
  • Applicants not offering either Biology or Chemistry at A-level should have GCSE Chemistry grade C or GCSE Double Award Science grades CC.

Irish leaving certificate requirements

  • H3H3H3H3H4H4/H3H3H3H3H3 including Higher Level grade H3 in two relevant subjects (see list below) + if not offered at Higher Level then Ordinary Level grade O4 in Mathematics


  • H3H3H3H3H3H3/H2H3H3H3H3 including Higher Level grade H3 in a relevant subject (see list below) + if not offered at Higher Level then Ordinary Level grade O4 in Mathematics.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17400 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 17400 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • National

    4530 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4530 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • Northern Ireland (NI) £4,530
  • Republic of Ireland (ROI) £4,530
  • England, Scotland or Wales (GB) £9,250
  • EU Other £17,400
  • International £17,400

Living costs for Belfast

561 - 887 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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