Environmental Science & Agriculture at Thurles Campus

Limerick Institute of Technology - Tipperary

 

Course Name Environmental Science & Agriculture at Thurles Campus
Course Provider Limerick Institute of Technology - Tipperary
Course Code LC434
Course Type Higher Education CAO
Qualifications
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Honours Bachelor (Level 8 NFQ)  More info... Major Limerick Institute of Technology Level 8 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Thurles
Qualification Letters BSc (Hons)
Duration 4 years.

Class Contact Hours: 14 - 25 hours per week.
Specific Subjects or Course Requirements A minimum of 2 H5 & 4 O6/H7 grades in six Leaving Certificate subjects, including Mathematics and English or Irish.
Leaving Certificate General Entry Requirements

Expand+Bonus Points for Honours Mathematics
25 bonus points will be awarded to any CAO applicant who has gained a grade H6 or higher in Leaving Certificate Honours Mathematics.

Foundation Level Mathematics
Foundation level Mathematics at Grade F2 or hi...

Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme LCVP Students apply through the CAO in the normal way. The LCVP module will be considered as a passing module provided the learner achieves at least a pass grade. This will apply to entry for Honours Degree (NFQ Level 8), Ordinary Degree (NFQ Level 7) and Higher Certificate (NFQ Level 6)Programmes. With the introduction of the new Leaving Certificate grades, points will be awarded for LCVP Link Modules as follows:

Pass 28 points
Merit 46 points
Distinction 66 points
Leaving Certificate Applied Programme LCAP The LCA subjects do not meet the minimum entry requirements for admission to academic programmes at LIT and are not considered passing subjects.

Holders of the Leaving Certificate Applied programme may wish to undertake a QQI FET programme in order to gain eligibility for entry to third level programmes at LIT.
QQI FET Applicants General Information

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LIT accepts QQI-FET/FETAC awards for entry on all programmes of study. The following minimum entry requirements will apply to graduates of QQI-FET/FETAC qualifications who are seeking admission to programmes at Limerick Institute of Te...

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Mature Applicants

Expand+EU Nationals aged 23 before 1st January 2018 that wish to make a non-standard application:

Please ensure you indicate the nature of your case on your application to the CAO before February 1st. The Institute may at its discretion extend the closin...

Alternative Entry

Expand+Non-Standard Applications
A non-standard application refers to applicants who are required to provide additional information when applying to CAO. The main categories of non-standard applicants are:

• Mature applicants
• GCE/GCSE applicants
...

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Disability Access Route to Education DARE Web Page - Click Here
Course Fee

Expand+Tuition Fees
Most full time undergraduate students are covered by the “Irish Government Free Fees scheme” for the tuition fee. Under this scheme, the government (HEA) pays tuition fees for full-time, non-repeat undergraduate students from Irelan...

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Financial Support Students can apply through the Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) for a grant to cover this Student Contribution Fee. The student grant application system is an “online application system” and is accessed at www.susi.ie.

To assist all applicants, there is a SUSI Support Desk -
Email: support@susi.ie; Tel: 0761 08 7874.
CAO Application Dates and Fees

Expand+Early online application (discounted): Fee €30 Closing Date: 20 January 2020 at 5:15pm

Normal online application: Fee €45 Closing Date: 1 February 2020 at 5:15pm

Late online application - restrictions apply (see page 3 2020 CAO Handbook): F...

Course Content

Expand+WHAT IS THE PROGRAMME ABOUT?
Students develop expertise in the management of agriculture’s interaction with the environment to achieve more sustainable outcomes, considering issues such as climate change, biodiversity and water quality in the con...

Subjects Taught

Expand+MODULES
Year 1: Introduction to Environmental Science, Farm Enterprises – Theory & Practice, Rural Land Use and the Environment, Applied Environmental Science, Environmental Maths and Computing, Introduction to Sustainable Development, Profession...

Comment LOCATION: Thurles Campus, Co. Tipperary
Careers or Further Progression WHAT CAN I DO AFTER THE PROGRAMME?
Graduates are qualified for a wide range of roles including roles such as farm auditors, environmental technicians, environmental officers, environmental scientists with businesses, agri business, State Agencies, the public sector and nongovernmental organisations (NGOs) or as environmental researchers and consultants.
Further Enquiries Contact: Mr. Clifford Guest,
Programme Leader
Tel: 0504 28253
Email: clifford.guest@lit.ie
Web: www.lit.ie/Courses/LC434
 
Points History
Year Points
2019 278
2018 299