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BSc (Hons) in Food Production

Start Date

September 2024


1 Year

Work Placement


NFQ Level


Discipline Area

Science, Agriculture & Animal Health

Course Type

Add On

Study Mode



On Campus

Course Overview

The aim of one-year honours degree add-on course is to enable Level 7 graduates of Agriculture or Agricultural Science to apply their existing skills and knowledge and build on these to develop an understanding of food processing and quality assurance/ safety issues. 

Graduates of this course will have skills in food analysis, packaging, processing, agrifood biotechnology, waste management, food chain integrity, lean manufacturing and agri-food product development, enabling them to contribute to the cost-effective development, production and marketing of products in the Agri-Food Industry.

Career Opportunities

Graduates will find employment in the Agri-Food Industry in

  • Production Supervision
  • Quality Management
  • Technical Sales, Analytical
  • Food Product Development
  • Food Logistics/ Supply Chain roles.

Education Progression

Graduates can progress to the MSc in Agricultural Biotechnology at DkIT or to a research M.Sc. or PhD position at DkIT or other Higher Education Institutions.

Postgraduate 1-2 Years On Campus

MSc / Postgraduate Diploma in Agricultural Biotechnology

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Entry Requirements

Entrants should have a BSc in Agriculture, Agricultural Science or a related area with an award mark of at least 50%.

International students must have a minimum level of English equivalent to IELTS 6.0.

How To Apply

Apply Directly to DkIT

Apply directly to DkIT using our online applications system. Please remember to upload the required documentation (copies of your existing qualification(s), your CV, any other support documents etc) with your online application to expedite your application. To avoid disappointment early registration is recommended.

International Application (non-EU)

International Applicants (not from or living in the EU) can apply through an agent or directly to DkIT to study this course.

Ask us a Question

If you have a question about the BSc (Hons) in Food Production please ask it below and we will get back to you.

Dr. Siobhán Jordan

Head of Department for Agriculture, Food and Animal Health


Disclaimer: All module titles are subject to change and for indicative purposes only. All courses are delivered subject to demand and timetables are subject to change. Elective Module options will only run subject to student numbers. The relevant Department will determine the viability of each elective module option proceeding depending on the number of students who choose that option. Students will be offered alternative elective modules on their programme should their preferred elective option not be proceeding. Award Options for Common Entry Programmes: The relevant Department will determine the viability of each award option proceeding depending on the number of students who choose either option. If the numbers for one of the Award options exceed available places, students for this option will be selected based on Academic Merit (highest grades).