Co-operatives Agri-Food & Sustainable Development

University College Cork


Course Name Co-operatives Agri-Food & Sustainable Development
Course Provider University College Cork
Course Code MSCCAF
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: 12 September 2022.
Application Date

Expand+Closing Date: Non-EU Closing Date: 15 June

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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.
Course Fee

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The EU fee for this course is €10,630.
The Non-EU fee for this course is €18,500.

If your course required a deposit, that figure will be deducted from your second semester fee payment in January.

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Entry Requirements

Expand+A minimum Second Class Honours in a primary honours degree (NFQ, Level 8) or equivalent, in a wide range of disciplines. Consideration under Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) may be given to applicants who do not hold a second class honours degree ...

Comment 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

Expand+Part I
Students take 55 credits of core modules and 5 credits of elective modules as follows:
• FE6303 Sustainable Rural Development (10 credits)
• FE6304 Co-operative and Collaborative Responses (10 credits)
• FE6305 Contemporary Socio-E...

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

Bridget Carroll
353 21 490 2070
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