Bachelor of Science Sustainable Farm Management and Agribusiness CW027

  • NFQ level 7
  • CW027
  • 20
  • 222
  • 3 Years
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What is the Course about?

This degree course will equip students with both the pratical and academic skills required to own or manage modern day farms of all sizes. 

Agribusiness is one of Ireland's most important indigenous industries and plays a vital role in Ireland's economy. This sector has evolved hugely in recent years and farm owners and managers need a diverse range of both old and new skills to survive and thrive in this dynamic sector. 

The modules will deliver a broad range of skills in business, land based sciences and sustainability, all of which are essential in the management of a modern farm enterprise.

The course includes multiple site visits to farms and food producers to demonstrate best practice techniques and enhance practical skill development. The 24-week work placement in Year 3 enables practical application of knowledge secured on the course.

Special Features:

  • 24-week work placement in relevant farm or agricultural business.
  • Certified young trained farmer after two years, allowing students to qualify for Revenue Stamp Duty Exemption.
  • Multiple site visits to farms and food producers for best practice demonstration and practical skill development.
  • Exit Award: Higher Certificate in Sustainable Farm Management and Agribusiness (NFQ Level 6) after Year 2.

What follow-on study opportunities are available?

Graduates are eligible to apply for entry to Year 4 of Bachelor of Science (honours) (NFQ level 8) in Sustainable Farm Management and Agribusiness (CW078).​ 

What exemptions will I receive?

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Notes

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What will I be able to do when I finish the course?

This course will enhance graduates' practical skill sets in all aspects of farm management and agribusiness. Graduates will aquire the management and entrepreneurial skills required to pursue careers in farm management, and many successful Irish agribusinesses

It is worth noting that that most Teagasc state agencies require a minimum level 8 degree, when recruiting.

What are the minimum entry requirements?

Leaving Certificate:

  • 5O6/H7

Subjects required:

  • English or Irish O6/H7
  • Mathematics O6/H7

For Further Information Contact

Programme Director

Dr Stephen Whelan
BAgrSc (Hons), PhD
E: stephen.whelan@itcarlow.ie