BSc (Hons) in Agriculture / BSc (Hons) in Agri-Food Production

Course Points
Course Duration
4 Years
Course Level
Level 8
Course Places
30 Places
Course Start Date
September 2018

Course Summary

The aim of this four-year Honours Degree course is to produce graduates with knowledge, skills and competencies to respond effectively to current and future developments in Agriculture and the Agri-Food Industry.

Important notice about this course

This is a collaborative programme delivered jointly with Teagasc at Ballyhaise Agricultural College and leads to a DkIT award at Level 8 on the National Framework of Qualifications.

The course will provide graduates with a strong foundation in science, business agriculture and food and will specifically develop skills and knowledge in the areas of animal and crop production, animal husbandry and biosecurity, health and safety, agricultural mechanisation, financial and business management, entrepreneurship and innovation, environmental protection and the production and processing of safe, quality-assured food.

Graduates will have knowledge and appreciation of national and international policy and legislation and will have excellent communication skills, research competence and the ability to respond to the challenges of larger scale, market-led production, alternative rural enterprise and environmental sustainability.

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(* work placements available in New Zealand, US, or Europe)

YEAR 4 - Semester 1:

YEAR 4 - Semester 2:

* Agricultural Biotechnology and Genetics

Agriculture / Agr-Food Production

YEAR 3 - Semester 1


YEAR 3 - Semester 2


YEAR 4 - Semester 1


YEAR 4 - Semester 2


Graduates of this course will have career opportunities in the following areas:

  • Commercial farmer or Farm Manager
  • Researcher
  • Agricultural Advisor with consultancy or state body, e.g. Teagasc
  • Technical Sales Role
  • Analytical or Research Scientist in the Waste Management Sector
  • Quality Manager or Production Supervisor in the Food Industry
  • Rural Entrepreneur

Graduates can progress to the M.Sc. in Biotechnology in DkIT or to postgraduate research positions in DkIT or other Institutions.

Please find information on fees and funding here:


Six Grades at O6 or H7 in Leaving Certificate

INCLUDING At least two H5 Grades

AND Mathematics Grade O6 or H7

AND English Grade O6 or H7

OR Irish Grade O6 or H7

PLUS Minimum Points Score of 300.


Northern Ireland Applicants:

  • Entrants from Northern Ireland must have at least two A Levels at grade C or higher and four other subjects at GCSE, AS or A Levels, to include Mathematics and English (or Irish).
  • BTEC Level 3 Nationals in Applied Science are also accepted.
  • For further information on entry from Northern Ireland, please click here.

International Students:

  • International students must have a minimum level of English equivalent to IELTS 6.0 A Leaving Certificate or A-level science subject is not required but is recommended.

Mature Students:

  • For information relating to Mature Applicants please click here.  


Gerard Corkery (Lecturer, Department of Applied Sciences)
Phone: +353 429370200 Ext 2840

Mr Eamon Mullen (Programme Director)
Phone: t 042 9370200 Ext 2940
Email: e

Course ID DK882
Level 8
Duration 4 Years
Points 319
Places 30
School School of Health & Science
Department Applied Sciences
Awarding Body Dundalk Institute of Technology
Starting Date September 2018
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