Co-operatives Agri-Food & Sustainable Development

University College Cork


Course Name Co-operatives Agri-Food & Sustainable Development
Course Provider University College Cork
Course Code CKL03
Course Type Postgraduate
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)  More info... Major National University of Ireland Level 9 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Cork City
Qualification Letters MSc
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment Start Date: 7 September 2020
Application Date

Expand+Applications for academic year 2020/2021 are open.

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Duration 12 months full-time.

Course Practicalities
The MSc in Co-operatives, Agri-Food and Sustainable Development is a full-time 12 month programme. In Part I, you will need to be available to attend classes and seminars from Monday to Friday (inclusive).

During Part II of the programme, you will complete a Practice-Based Research Project which will include supervision from an academic mentor.
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Entry Requirements

Expand+A minimum 2H degree (NFQ Level 8 Honours) or equivalent, in a wide range of disciplines. Consideration may be given to applicants who do not hold a second class honours degree but who have sufficient relevant experience, subject to approval by the Co...

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Who Teaches this course
The programme is taught by academic staff of the Department of Food Business and Development and Department of Management and Marketing. In addition, invited guest lecturers and experts with a broad range of national and international experience also contribute to the MSc in Co-operatives, Agri-Food and Sustainable Development.
Course Content

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This MSc course will give participants a deeper understanding of co-operatives, sustainable development and the agri-food system. This is a unique course, with a very strong practical emphasis and will equip participants with the orga...

Subjects Taught

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Students take 70 credits as follows:
• FE6305 Contemporary Socio-Economic and Environmental Issues (5 credits)
• FE6304 Co-operative and Collaborative Responses (10 credits)
• FE6303 Sustainable Rural Development (10 credits)
• F...

Assessment Method You will be assessed by continuous assessment and examinations and will complete a practice-based research project.
Careers or Further Progression

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Graduates can expect to work in Co-ops and other third sector organisations (e.g. social enterprises, voluntary organisations, charities); international, non-governmental (NGOs) and business development organisations; ...

Further Enquiries Contact details for this course
Dr. Olive McCarthy
353 21 490 3354

Noreen Byrne
353 21 490 3356
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