Dean of Agriculture, Food & Nutrition: Prof Alexander Evans
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 is placed twenty-fourth globally and fifth in Europe, based on the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings for the study of agricultural sciences. The unique courses in UCD 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, 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 courses develop highly sought-after graduates with innovation, entrepreneurship, critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
DN250 – Agricultural Science
What subjects will I study?
Careers in Agriculture, Food Science and Human Nutrition
Professional Work Experience
UCD Lyons Farm
What supports are available in Year 1
Alternative Entry and Progression