Agri-Biosciences

Cork Institute of Technology

 

Course Name Agri-Biosciences
Course Provider Cork Institute of Technology
Course Code CR370
Course Type Higher Education CAO
Qualifications
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Honours Bachelor (Level 8 NFQ)  More info... Major Cork Institute of Technology Level 8 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Cork City
Qualification Letters BSc (Hons)
Duration 4 Years (8 Semesters)
Specific Subjects or Course Requirements For admission to a programme, standard applicants must

• score the necessary CAO points and
• meet the minimum entry requirements.

Minimum Entry Requirements
Leaving Certificate in 6 Subjects
Subjects O6/H7 4
Subjects H5 2
Maths Grade O6/H7
English or Irish Grade O6/H7

Helpful Leaving Certificate Subjects
Biology, Chemistry, and Agricultural Science
Leaving Certificate General Entry Requirements

Expand+Minimum entry requirements may be satisfied by the results of more than one Leaving Certificate.

Foundation Level Mathematics
Most (but not all) CAO courses in CIT require Mathematics. A pass in Foundation Level Mathematics does not satisfy the e...

Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme LCVP Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme (LCVP)
Holders of the LCVP apply in the normal way through the CAO. Points are awarded on the same basis as for the Leaving Certificate, Pass 28 points; Pass with Merit 46 points; and Pass with Distinction 66 points. The link modules ‘subject’ may not be used to meet minimum entry requirements.
Leaving Certificate Applied Programme LCAP Leaving Certificate Applied Programme
The LCA subjects do not meet the minimum requirements for entry to CIT full-time courses. Holders of Leaving Certificate Applied may wish to proceed to a QQI course and in turn to third-level on the basis of a QQI award.
QQI FET Applicants General Information

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Admission to CIT
QQI operates within the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ), and has awards (formerly FETAC awards) placed at Level 5 (Certificate) or Level 6 (Advanced Certificate) of the Framework. Holders of former FETAC awar...

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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
Course Fee

Expand+1. Student Contribution Charge
The Student Contribution Charge is an annual fee which is set by the Government for all full-time third level students.
The fee for 2019/2020 is €3,000.

Students can apply to the Student Universal Support Ireland...

Link to Course Fee Web Page - Click Here
Financial Support Students can apply to the Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) for a grant which, if approved, may cover 100% of the Student Contribution Charge. Please visit www.susi.ie for information on grants. The Application system opens in April each year so students should apply early. You do not need to know what course or college you will be attending when submitting an application.
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+What is Agri-Biosciences?
Modern agriculture utilises biological tools to increase production and sustainability in the agri-food industry. Some of these tools include using genetics to determine breeding and health traits in animal and crop produ...

Comment

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How does this course differ from a traditional Agricultural Science course?
The Agri-Biosciences degree programme is specifically tailored to train students in biological tools which can be applied to the agri-food industry to incre...

Careers or Further Progression

Expand+Potential Areas of Employment
• Research Scientist
• Laboratory Technician
• Animal Feed Production
• Diagnostic Testing
• Quality Control Analyst
• Animal and Crop Breeding
• Research and Development

Further Studies
For det...

Further Enquiries Dr Craig Murphy
Department of Biological Sciences
T: 021 433 5890
E: craig.murphy@cit.ie
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Points History
Year Points
2020 397
2019 399