Agriculture - Common Entry

Letterkenny Institute of Technology


Course Name Agriculture - Common Entry
Course Provider Letterkenny Institute of Technology
Course Code LY828
Course Type Higher Education CAO
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Honours Bachelor (Level 8 NFQ)  More info... Major Letterkenny Institute of Technology Level 8 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Letterkenny
Qualification Letters BSc (Hons)
Duration 4 years.
Specific Subjects or Course Requirements

Expand+Minimum Entry Requirements:
Minimum Six O6/H7
Maths O6/H7
English or Irish O6/H7
At least two H5

Special requirements
Work placement: Students will undertake a mandatory work placement of 12 weeks duration (which will be divided into two six ...

Leaving Certificate General Entry Requirements

Expand+Results from Bunleibhéal Gaeilge do not meet the entry requirements.

Foundation Maths
Foundation maths at and above grade F2 (80%) will meet the minimum requirements for courses other than Engineering courses and ab initio Level 8 Degrees.


Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme LCVP LCVP Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme
The LCVP link units are considered as a single subject that may be counted towards matriculation and points are awarded as follows:

LCVP Grade Points from 2017 onward
Distinction 66
Merit 46
Pass 28
QQI FET Applicants General Information

Expand+QQI FET Level 5 Awards (Formerly FETAC)
Applicants must present a full major award. A record achievement, a minor award or a components award will not meet the minimum entry requirement. Additional specific requirements apply to some courses.


QQI FET Entry Requirements Web Page - Click Here
Alternative Entry Go to: for further information.
Higher Education Access Route HEAR Web Page - Click Here
Disability Access Route to Education DARE Web Page - Click Here
Recognition of Prior Learning RPL Web Page - Click Here
Number of Places 32 Reserved Quota: 2 - Mature Applicants 2 - QQI FET Applicants 2 - Internal Progression from Access Studies 1 - HEAR 1 - DARE
Course Fee

Expand+1. Student Contribution Charge
This is set by government and is subject to change. At the time of writing it was €3,000 per annum. If you get a maintenance grant the Grant Authority (SUSI) will normally pay the student contribution fee on your beh...

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Financial Support Scholarships

LYIT currently offers five types of scholarships to new entrants undergraduate students.

1. REACH Scholarships
2. New Entrant Sports Scholarships
3. Optum North-West Healthcare Scholarships
4. The 1916 Bursary Fund
5. College of Sanctuary Scholarships
CAO Application Dates and Fees

Expand+Entry 2021

Early online application (discounted): Fee €30 Closing Date: 20 January 2021 at 5:15pm

Normal online application: Fee €45 Closing Date: 1 February 2021 at 5:15pm

Late online application - restrictions apply (see page 3 2021 CA...

Course Content

Expand+Is this course for you?
The BSc Honours in Agriculture prepares students for a career in the Agriculture and Agri-Business sectors. The programme will provide graduates with key skills in Animal Husbandry, Animal Science, Soil and Plant Science, E...

Subjects Taught

Expand+What will I study?

Year 1
Semester 1
• Introduction to Agriculture (M)
• Animal Husbandry, Nutrition & Welfare (M)
• Communications & IT Skills (M)
• Fundamentals of Biology & Chemistry (M)
• Mathematical Skills for Science 1 (M)


Expand+Special requirements
Work placement:
Students will undertake a mandatory work placement of 12 weeks duration (which will be divided into two six week placements) in the second semester of year 2 of the programme. This will give students operation...

Careers or Further Progression Career opportunities
Successful graduates find themselves working in the following sectors:
• Agri-Food Industry
• Government Agencies
• Agricultural Advisor

Graduate careers typically include:
• Farm Manager
• R&D Scientist
• Environmental Manager

Follow-on courses
• Masters by Research
• Masters and Doctoral degrees in institutes and universities at home and abroad.
Further Enquiries Department Administration
Telephone: (074) 918 6309 / 6310 / 6306 / 6308
Head of Department: Dr. Joanne Gallagher
Telephone: (074) 918 6309
Course Web Page Web Page - Click Here
Points History
Year Points
2020 307
2019 300
2018 301