Department of Agriculture, Food & Animal Health

Welcome to the Department of Agriculture, Food & Animal Health in the School of Health and Science at DkIT.

The Department of Agriculture, Food and Animal Health provides high-quality programmes in Agriculture, Food Science and Veterinary Nursing. Our programmes are embedded in a strong framework of scientific knowledge as well as being practical and industry focused.

We provide students with the skills needed to drive the future of the Agriculture, Agri-Food and Animal Health sectors. Our graduates are innovative, business orientated, knowledgeable, practically and technically skilled and work ready.  

Dr Breda Brennan,
Head of Department of Agriculture, Food and Animal Health  

Our Partners

Our Agriculture programmes are delivered in collaboration with Teagasc Ballyhaise Agricultural College in Co. Cavan.

 

Our BSc in Veterinary Nursing is accredited by the Veterinary Council of Ireland.

 

Our part-time Food programmes were developed in close consultation with industrial partners such as Allied Beef Processors (ABP).

Courses

BSc (Hons) in Advanced Veterinary Nursing

Course Type: Add On Study Mode: Full-Time, Part-Time Duration: 1 - 2 years Level: 8
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MSc / Postgraduate Diploma in Agricultural Biotechnology

Course Type: Postgraduate Study Mode: Full-Time, Part-Time Duration: 1-2 Years Level: 9
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BSc (Hons) in Sustainable Agriculture/Agri-Food Production

Course Type: Undergraduate Study Mode: Full-Time Duration: 4 Years Level: 8 CAO Points: 310
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BSc in Veterinary Nursing

Course Type: Undergraduate Study Mode: Full-Time Duration: 3 Years Level: 7 CAO Points: 399
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BSc (Hons) in Food Production

Course Type: Add On Study Mode: Full-Time Duration: 1 Year Level: 8
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Postgraduate Diploma in Science in Agri-Analytics

Course Type: Postgraduate, Springboard Study Mode: Full-Time Duration: 1 Year Level: 9
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Certificate in Animal Production

Course Type: Flexible & Professional Study Mode: Part-Time Duration: 1 year Level: 7
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Certificate in Sustainable Land Management

Course Type: Flexible & Professional Study Mode: Part-Time Duration: 1 year Level: 7
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BSc in Agriculture (part-time Level 7 add-on degree)

Course Type: Flexible & Professional, Add On Study Mode: Part-Time Duration: 2 years Level: 7
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Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Analytical Techniques

Course Type: Flexible & Professional Study Mode: Part-Time Duration: 1 Semester Level: 8
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Certificate in Emergency and Critical Care Veterinary Nursing

Course Type: Flexible & Professional Study Mode: Part-Time Duration: 1 Semester Level: 8
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BSc (Hons) in Advanced Veterinary Nursing

Course Type: Add On Study Mode: Full-Time, Part-Time Duration: 1 - 2 years Level: 8
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Diploma in Food Supply Chain Operations

Course Type: Flexible & Professional, Springboard Study Mode: Part-Time Duration: 3 Semesters Level: 7
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Diploma in Food and Agri-business

Course Type: Flexible & Professional, Springboard Study Mode: Part-Time Duration: 3 Semesters Level: 7
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Certificate in Health and Safety (Manufacturing Industry)

Course Type: Flexible & Professional, Springboard Study Mode: Part-Time Duration: 1 Year Level: 6
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Certificate in Food and Agri-Business

Course Type: Flexible & Professional Study Mode: Part-Time Duration: 2 Semesters Level: 7
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Certificate in Food Supply Chain Operations

Course Type: Flexible & Professional Study Mode: Part-Time Duration: 2 Semesters Level: 7
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MSc / Postgraduate Diploma in Agricultural Biotechnology

Course Type: Postgraduate Study Mode: Full-Time, Part-Time Duration: 1-2 Years Level: 9
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Certificate in Animal Biotechnology

Course Type: Flexible & Professional, Postgraduate Study Mode: Part-Time Duration: 1 Year Level: 9
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Certificate in Food and Feed Biotechnology

Course Type: Flexible & Professional, Postgraduate Study Mode: Part-Time Duration: 1 Year Level: 9
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Certificate in Clinical Governance, Leadership and Evidence Based Veterinary Care

Course Type: Flexible & Professional, Postgraduate Study Mode: Part-Time Duration: 1 Year Level: 8
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Facilities

Excellent science and clinical laboratories

All our students have access to a suite of excellent science and clinical laboratories at DkIT. 

Ballyhaise College, including a 220-hectare farm consisting

Agriculture students also have access to the facilities at Ballyhaise College, including a 220-hectare farm consisting of grassland, diverse woodlands and large herds of beef cattle, dairy and suckler cows, sheep and pigs.

Live animal handling opportunities

Our Veterinary Nursing students can access live animal handling opportunities at the County Louth Animal Pound in Dromiskin, the Anne Stanley Pony Centre in Julianstown and the farm in Ballyhaise College.

Questions?

  • Department of Agriculture, Food and Animal Health
  • Administrative Office