Agriculture, Food & Nutrition

Undergraduate Courses

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

Course Videos

Dr Karina Pierce – Graduate Testimonial, UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science

Dr Karina Pierce, Lecturer, UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science completed her studies in the UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science, where she works today, with undergraduate and postgraduate students. Here, Karina talks about the memorable times she spent at UCD as a student, as well as her career and UCD Lyons Estate […]

Functional Foods

The functional food market has grown phenomenally in recent years. In this podcast Prof Dolores O’Riordan outlines the extensive functional food research programme at the UCD Institute of Food and Health and discusses how, in the future, these foods will potentially provide consumers with additional health benefits.

Genetics of healthy eating

Whether we like certain foods or not may be something we have no control over. Dr Eileen Gibney discusses how our genes can influence our food choices and how this may determine how healthy our diets really are.

Graduation – Agriculture, Food Science & Human Nutrition 2015

Footage of the UCD School of Agriculture & Food Science conferring ceremony

Keeping the food chain safe

Food scares in recent years have focussed media attention on farm and food industry practices. Prof Seamus Fanning discusses the growing problem of antibiotic resistance in the food chain and how researchers at the UCD Institute of Food and Health are working together to eliminate this problem and ensure the safety of our food.

Lambing at Lyons

The video also features short narratives from School of Agriculture & Food Science senior lecturer Dr Tommy Boland, as well as current and visiting students to the farm.

MEP Mairead McGuinness on how studying agriculture at UCD changed her life

MEP Mairead McGuinness on how her studies of Agricultural Science at UCD shaped her career

Padraig Brennan – Graduate Testimonial, UCD School of Agriculture & Food Science

Padraig Brennan, Origin Green Sustainability Development Manager, Bord Bia, gives his account of studying Agriculture in UCD.

This is UCD: Agricultural Science graduate talks about university and her career

UCD Agricultural Science graduate, Zoe Kavanagh discusses how an original interest in becoming an equine vet brought her to UCD and how her career path lead her to the work for National Dairy Council, in one of the country’s leading growth sectors.

UCD – University College Dublin UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science Study Abroad Fair 2015

On 6th October 2015 the UCD School of Agriculture & Food Science hosted their inaugural Study Abroad Fair where Stage 1 and Stage 2 students studying for a BAgrSc or BSc Food Science degree were presented with information on the Study Abroad Exchange Programme as well as other opportunities to maximise their international experience.

UCD Agriculture

This video features some of the academic team who teach on the undergraduate Agricultural Science at UCD programme, which covers a wide range of Agri-Business, Agri-Environmental and Animal Science topics.

Dean of Agriculture, Food & Nutrition: Prof Alexander Evans

UCD Agriculture, Food & Nutrition Courses

Feeding and caring for a growing population, energy provision and the protection of the environment are among the greatest global challenges facing society today. These are areas where UCD Agriculture, Food & Nutrition graduates play a central role. If you are passionate about land, the animals and plants living on it and the food produced from it, you will thrive in any of our degrees.

Why UCD Agriculture, Food & Nutrition?

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 in the top 100 in the world, based on the 2018 QS University Global Subject Rankings. Unique programmes in Ireland span the entire food chain, providing a diverse range of career opportunities in Ireland and internationally.

Our focus at the UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science is to develop the next generation of agriculture, 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, 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 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 and international study abroad opportunities. The programmes develop highly sought-after graduates with innovation, entrepreneurship, critical thinking and problem solving skills.


Your First Year Experience

In your first year, we provide a range of supports to ensure your transition to university life is as smooth as possible. A comprehensive induction and orientation programme, Peer Mentoring, dedicated Student Advisers, committed programme co-ordinators and programme office staff underpin our reputation for being the most friendly and close-knit community in UCD. Supports and initiatives such as the Maths Support Centre, tutorials, laboratories and continuous assessment are designed to assist you along the way.

Each of our 13 entry routes has a similar first year, designed to give you a strong foundation in the core sciences, maths and economics needed for the rest of your studies. You will also have an opportunity to take one or more introductory modules from any of our courses in first year, providing you with an insight into the subsequent stages of each degree available within UCD Agriculture, Food & Nutrition. This is particularly beneficial for Agricultural Science (DN250) students, who choose their preferred degree during first year.

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