Agriculture, Food & Nutrition

Undergraduate Courses

Agri-Environmental Sciences
Agricultural Science
Animal & Crop Production
Animal Science
Animal Science – Equine
Crop Science
Dairy Business
Food Science
Human Nutrition

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Dean of Agriculture, Food & Nutrition: Prof Alexander Evans

Welcome from Dean of Agriculture

Agriculture and Food is Ireland’s largest indigenous industry and is one that continues to show considerable growth, with great potential into the future.

The UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science is ranked number one in Ireland and is placed twenty-fourth globally and fifth in Europe, based on the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings for the study of agricultural science. The School offers 14 undergraduate programme entry routes, including our new Crop Science programme, each of which will provide you with an opportunity to study a range of subjects central to many of the major global challenges of today. These include, food production, food security, non-food land uses, environmental sustainability, rural development, nutrition, health, business and economics.

Our focus at the UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science is to develop the next generation of agriculture, forestry, horticulture, food and human nutrition leaders. Our graduates have an excellent record in obtaining challenging and fulfilling employment in a variety of sectors. These sectors include: food, agriculture, forestry, horticulture, health, business and services. You will develop professional skills for enterprise management, technical service and consultancy, management, research, education, marketing, communications and primary production of quality food, non-food (amenity plants) and fibre products.

Students will be exposed to the latest scientific discoveries and knowledge that underpins each of our four-year honours degree programmes. The modular and innovative syllabus includes Professional Work Experience (PWE) and international study abroad opportunities. The programmes develop highly sought-after graduates with innovation, entrepreneurship, critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

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