Bachelor of Science Organic Agriculture SE518
- NFQ Level 7
- New Programme
- 3 Years
- Further Studies
- Career Prospects
- Entry Requirements
What is the Course about?
The BSc in Organic Agriculture aims is to provide learners with a cross-disciplinary education in the fields of business and science with a particular emphasis on the application of these to organic agricultural systems. Learners will be exposed to the most up to date knowledge in the area of organic food production including the regulations around the marketing and distributing of these products.
Over the duration of the programme, the learner will have gained knowledge in the production of fruit and vegetables, meat and dairy products that confirm to the rigorous standards of organic food production. As such, the learner will be well placed to gain employment in the sector upon graduation.
- Only undergraduate degree in Organic Agriculture offered in Ireland
- Hands on learning throughout the programme*
- Strong links with the organic industry in Ireland
- Professional Work Placement in Semester 2, Year 3
- Opportunity to study abroad through the Erasmus programme**
What follow-on study opportunities are available?
Graduates of the BSc in Organic Agriculture may apply for transfer to the BSc (Hons) in Organic Agriculture.
What exemptions will I receive?
Learners that have completed a Level 6 in a related discipline e.g., Level 6 in Agriculture or Level 6 in Organics may apply for advanced entry to Year 2 of the programme.
Notes*Correct as of September 2022
**Erasmus takes place in Semester 1, Year 3. Learners wishing to participate in the programme have the opportunity to complete the Winter Semester at the University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany or the University of Keil, Keil, Germany.
What will I be able to do when I finish the course?
Graduates from the BSc in Organic Agriculture will most likely gain employment in the production, marketing and distribution of organic produce. While the programme places an emphasis on the skills required for the production of organic food, these skills will be equally useful should the graduate wish to gain employment in the wider agricultural industry.
What are the minimum entry requirements?
- English or Irish O6/H7
- Mathematics O6/H7
Other Entry Routes: QQI Level 5 Certificate in Agriculture, Horticulture Organics or equivalent
Academic and Personal Skills Development
Principals and Standards of Organic Production
Farm Health and Safety
Applied Physics and Chemistry
Animal Production in Organic Farming
Crop and Grassland Management on Organic Farms
Animal and Plant Biology
Introduction to ITC for Agriculture
Farm Financial Accounting
Fundamentals of Protected Cropping Systems in Organic Agriculture
Genetics and Breeding
Concepts in Soil Science
Agricultural Micro Economics
Agricultural Marketing I
Farm Mechanisation and Regulations
Agroforestry Production Systems
Protected Cropping Systems in Organic Agriculture
Soil and Nutrient Management on Organic Farms
Agricultural Macro Economics
Organic Food and the Environment
Agricultural Marketing II
Preparation and Practice for Work Placement in Organics
For Further Information ContactProgramme Director
Dr Stephen Joseph Whelan