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Agri-Food Science (Level 7 programme), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
Sligo, Ireland
The BSc in Agri-Food Science (Level 7 programme) from Institute of Technology Sligo has been developed in response to the recent increased demand for graduates with an integrated skillset in the Agri-Food sector in Ireland.
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Overview

The BSc in Agri-Food Science (Level 7 programme) from Institute of Technology Sligo focuses on the production of safe, nutritious and high quality food in an environmentally sensitive manner across the entire food chain. Core components of the course include: the study of the scientific properties of food; the analysis of the composition of food; food safety and quality; food processing technologies; quality assurance in food production; and food legislation and policy. 

The course also includes modules on the primary production (farming) of food and the protection of the environment to support sustainability in the sector. In order to help prepare graduates further for employment, they will: develop essential laboratory-based analytical skills; learn about people management in the workplace; and understand the importance of health and safety at work. The marketing and sale of food forms an integral part of the Agri-Food sector and is included in the course.

Careers

Graduates are typically employed in the areas of: food analysis (for quality assurance purposes); the regulation of food quality and safety; food processing technologies; and the sales and marketing of food.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Food Processing
  • Agri-Food Waste Management
  • Marketing Communications
  • Livestock Production
  • Crop Production
  • Agricultural and Food Microbiology
  • Microbiology
  • Plant Science

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    65

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  • Minimum required score:

    5.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    513

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General Requirements

  • You must achieve a pass in the Leaving Certificate— 5 grade O6/H7 including English or Irish and Mathematics.
  • We also accept a H7 or above in Higher Level Mathematics, and an F2  or higher in Foundation Mathematics, as meeting the mathematics entry requirements.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    10500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10500 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Sligo

  • 650 - 1000 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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