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
Duration 4 years.
Leaving Certificate Entry 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 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.


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Mature Applicants

Expand+If you are applying for first year and will be 23 years of age (or older) by 1 January in the proposed year of entry you are defined as a “Mature Applicant”. The term “Mature Applicant” is not used for those applying for entry to year 2 or higher.

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Recognition of Prior Learning RPL Web Page - Click Here
Number of Places 32
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CAO Application Dates and Fees

Expand+Early online application (discounted): Fee €30 Closing Date: 20th January 2019 at 5:15pm

Normal online application: Fee €45 Closing Date: 1st February 2019 at 5:15pm

Late online application - restrictions apply: Fee: €60 Closing Date: 1st May 2...

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)

Semester ...


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 operational...

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 and Doctoral degrees in institutes and universities at home and abroad.
Further Enquiries Department Administration
Telephone: (074) 918 6310 / 6306 / 6308
Head of Department: Dr. Joanne Gallagher
Telephone: (074) 918 6302
Points History
Year Points
2018 301