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?
From forestry to farm (and other forms of land management, including the conservation and protection of the wider environment), from the animal feed industry to horse breeding, from crop production and dairy business to garden design, UCD’s Bachelor of Agricultural Science (BAgrSc) and Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree programmes provide you with the foundation for a career anywhere in the world.
Food production is one of Ireland’s key industries and it depends greatly on the quality of its primary resources and production systems. Gaining a degree in one of its underlying sciences will present a wealth of career possibilities, including production, processing, food safety, product development, and sales and marketing.
Nutrition, the interaction between food and health, is becoming increasingly important in today’s society. Our BSc in Human Nutrition degree will enable you to graduate as a nutritionist, equipped with the skill sand knowledge to promote an understanding of the effects of diet and lifestyle on people’s health and well-being.
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 Maths Support Centre tutorials, laboratories and continuous assessment are designed to assist you along the way.
Each of our 12 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 towards the end of the first year.