Bachelor of Science (Honours) Sustainable Farm Management and Agribusiness CW078

  • NFQ Level 8
  • CW078
  • 20
  • 270
  • 4 Years
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What is the Course about?

Agribusiness is one of Ireland’s most important indigenous industries and plays a vital role in Ireland’s economy.As the sector continues to evolve, the sustainability of agribusiness will require a dynamic workforce to be at the heart of the sector. This workforce will deploy a broad range of skills to balance the biological forces of nature with the economic forces of the international market place to ensure the sustainable supply of food and fuel for a growing population.

This honours degree course will equip students with both the practical and academic skills that are essential for agribusinesses to succeed. The modules studied will deliver a broad range of skills in the business, science and technical aspects of modern day agriculture, with an emphasis on the sustainability of the agricultural industry.

The course includes multiple site visits to farms and food producers to demonstrate best practice techniques and enhance practical skill development.

Special Features:

  • Multiple site visits to farms and organic food producers for best practice demonstration and practical skill development.
  • Unique blend of applied business and science based modules.
  • Certified young trained farmer after two years, allowing students to qualify for Revenue Stamp Duty Exemption.
  • 24-weeks Professional Work Experience in Year 3.
  • Exit Award: Higher Certificate in Sustainable Farm Management and Agribusiness (NFQ Level 6) after Year 2.
  • Exit award – Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Farm Management and Agribusiness (NFQ Level 7).

What follow-on study opportunities are available?

There are opportunities for further studies in a range of taught or research post graduate degrees.

What exemptions will I receive?




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

The course equips students with both practical and academic skills which they can apply in the agricultural industry, from managing a farm to managing customers and clients in the agribusiness.

The modules offered give students an understanding of the science that underpins agricultural systems, the legislative environment in which agriculture operates and skills needed to capitalise on both to run a successful business.

Potential employment areas include:

  • Private or State Farm Advisory services
  • Agribusiness Graduate Programmes
  • Farm Management.

What are the minimum entry requirements?

Leaving Certificate

  • 2H5 and 4O6/H7​

​​Subjects required

  • Maths and English or Irish O6/O7

For Further Information Contact

Programme Director
Stephen Whelan
BAgrSc (Hons), PhD