Agricultural Science (Hons) Animal Science, Bachelor

Agricultural Science (Hons) Animal Science, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #168 (QS) ,
At the core of Animal Science is the study of the applied sciences that are fundamental to understanding how animals function and that underpin the principles of livestock production. The University College Dublin offers an undergraduate program leading to a Bachelor of Agricultural Science (Hons) in Animal Science.

About

The Bachelor of Agricultural Science (Hons) Animal Science degree is offered by University College Dublin.

The degree will give you an appreciation of:
  • The growth and development of domestic farm animals, and animal behaviour and welfare
  • Animal production systems and how the components are integrated and managed in an environmentally friendly and sustainable manner
  • The livestock industry in Ireland, the context in which it operates and its relationship to animal industries in Europe and worldwide
Career & Graduate Study Opportunities

A range of opportunities exists, including:

  • Animal feed industry
  • Procurement, processing and marketing of animal products
  • Education
  • Consultancy
  • Farming and enterprise management
  • Journalism

Graduate research opportunities exist at master’s and PhD levels.

Professional Work Experience & International Study Opportunities

A five-month PWE placement takes place in third year and may be taken as a combination of on-farm, agribusiness and research centre placements. Some of this may be taken abroad (e.g. USA and New Zealand). In addition, an opportunity exists to take a semester of study abroad. Possibilities include:

  • Cornell University, USA
  • Kansas State University, USA
  • University of Queensland, Australia
  • Michigan State University, USA
  • Iowa State University, USA

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

First Year

  • Introduction to Animal Science
  • Animal & Plant Biology
  • Introductory Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Information Skills
  • Agricultural Economics & Business
  • Elective modules

Second Year

  • Genetics & Biotechnology
  • Animal Nutrition
  • Biostatistics
  • Business Management
  • Agricultural Microbiology
  • Elective modules

Third Year

  • Animal Reproduction
  • Animal Breeding
  • Animal Physiology
  • Animal Genomics
  • Professional Work Experience

Fourth Year

  • Ruminant Animal Production (Dairy, Beef, Sheep)
  • Non-ruminant Animal Production (Swine, Poultry)
  • Animal Health, Behaviour & Welfare
  • Grass & Forage Production

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    90

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  • Minimum required score:

    600

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  • 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

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

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.

In the absence of these documents and translations the application will not be processed.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

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

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

  • 1100 - 1800 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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