BAgrSc (Hons) (NFQ Level 8)
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The Irish dairy industry is in a time of signiﬁcant change, following the abolition of EU milk quotas on March 31, 2015. This change brings signiﬁcant challenges and opportunities for young, highly skilled graduates from the Dairy Business programme. This degree is designed to equip future leaders of the dairy industry with the scientiﬁc, technical and business skills needed to succeed in this exciting industry.
The first two years provide a strong foundation in business, science, mathematics, and technology-related modules, followed by relevant applied sciences, business, and communication modules.
Third & Fourth Year
In your third year, you will undertake the technical management of a dairy farm at Teagasc, Kildalton Agricultural College and gain Professional Work Experience (PWE) in the industry. For trimester two of third year, you study at Teagasc, Moorepark in areas including::
Fourth year focuses on business and science modules, consolidating earlier learning.
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PWE (Professional Work Experience) takes place between July and December (first trimester, third year) and offers you the opportunity to visit New Zealand at the busiest time of the dairy farming calendar.
Graduates of the Dairy Business Programme are well-positioned for a range of roles, including:
Research opportunities to Master’s and PhD level are also available.
“This course combines the study of the scientific and technical elements of farming while incorporating the business and financial aspects. The highlight of my time was 3rd year, when I spent 6 months on professional work experience, and was recognised by UCD to receive the Grant Thornton PWE Excellence Award. My second semester of 3rd year was spent in the Teagasc Moorepark Research Centre, where we visited some of the leading researchers, farmers and companies in the industry. I believe I can have a positive impact on a thriving dairy industry and my plan is to complete my PhD in Teagasc Moorepark. Choosing this degree is one of best decisions I ever made and I will remember my time in UCD fondly.”
Patrick O’Dwyer, Student
Professor Karina Pierce
UCD Agriculture & Food Science School Office
Agriculture & Food Science Centre
Belfield, Dublin 4