(Hons) Agricultural Science, Bachelor

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    22400 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
    7567 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
University rank #201 (WUR) ,
The University College Dublin offers an (Hons) Agricultural Science degree leading to a Bachelor of Agriculture Science. 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.

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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 five 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:

The CAO codes for the degree specialisations offered are:

  • Agricural Systems Technology
  • Animal & Crop Production
  • Animal Science
  • Animal Science - Equine
  • Food & Agribusiness Management

The (Hons) Agricultural Science programme graduates from University College Dublin 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:

  • Engineering technology
  • Environmental resource management
  • Humanitarian action
  • Rural development
  • Business
  • Information technology
  • Education

Higher and graduate diplomas are also available.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date Application deadline and start date were not specified by the programme.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

First Year

Core subjects include:

  • Animal Biology and Evolution
  • Cell and Plant Biology
  • Physics
  • Mathematics for Agriculture
  • Introductory Chemistry
  • Information Skills
  • Agricultural Economics & Business

Second & Third Year

You specialise in one of the programme areas listed below:

  • Agricultural Systems Technology
  • Animal & Crop Production
  • Animal Science
  • Animal Science - Equine
  • Food & Agribusiness Management

Students spend an average of 40 hours a week attending lectures, tutorials and laboratory-based practicals, and undertake independent study.

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade A):

    200

    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score:

    600

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:

    90

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

Depending on your country of origin there are a number of ways that you can obtain a place on UCD undergraduate degree programmes.

To find out more about which application requirements apply in your case, select the description that best matches you: https://myucd.ucd.ie/admission/apply.ezc

Leaving Certificate: Passes in six subjects including English, Irish, Mathematics, one laboratory science subject & two other recognised subjects. You must obtain a minimum of Grade H5 in two subjects and a minimum of Grade O6/H7 in the remaining four subjects.

When submitting an application to the CAO it must be accompanied by the following documentation (or followed by the documentation if applying on-line):

  • Certified true copy of official transcripts of academic results.
  • A certified English translation of qualifications not issued originally in English, in addition to the certified copies of the documents themselves.
  • In some cases, the final school report is also required.
  • Proof of proficiency in English language if not through school-leaving qualifications.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    22400 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22400 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7567 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7567 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.

Living costs for Dublin

1,100 - 1,800 EUR/month
Living Costs

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

Funding

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.