Agricultural Science

University College Cork


Course Name Agricultural Science
Course Provider University College Cork
Course Code CK412
Course Type Higher Education CAO
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Honours Bachelor (Level 8 NFQ)  More info... Major National University of Ireland Level 8 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Cork City
Duration 4 Years
Specific Subjects or Course Requirements Minimum grade H5 in two subjects and minimum grade O6/H7 in four other subjects. Subjects must include Irish, English, a Lab Science subject (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Physics with Chemistry and Agricultural Science) and Maths.

Additional Requirement
H4 in either a Laboratory Science subject, Mathematics, Applied Mathematics or Computer Science is required. If the H4 is in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics or Computer Science an O6/H7 in a Laboratory Science subject is required.
Leaving Certificate General Entry Requirements

Expand+To compete for a place as a school leaver, an applicant must satisfy the minimum entry requirements as well as any specific programme requirements, and then compete on the basis of the results obtained in their school leaving examinations.


Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme LCVP Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme LCVP

Distinction 66
Merit 46
Pass 28

LCVP can be counted for points scoring purposes only and cannot be counted as one of the six subjects to satisfy minimum entry requirements.
Mature Applicants

To be eligible to compete for a place as a mature student, you must be 23 years of age on or before 1 January 2021 and apply via by 1 February. Please check out the CAO website for more information on the applic...

Alternative Entry For information on alternative entry go to:
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
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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+Course Outline
This programme enables students to comprehend social and economic agricultural and food developments in a global context by focussing on the functioning and operation of Irish farm-orientated systems. There is a large emphasis on the...

Subjects Taught


Year 1 Modules

·CM1202 Fundamentals of Modern Chemistry for Agricultural Sciences (10 credits)
·PY1109 Physics for Agriculture & Environmental Science (5 Credits)
·BL1002 Cells, Biomolecules, Genetics and Evolution (5 Credits)

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Careers or Further Progression Skills and Careers Information
Students will be highly employable in the agri-food sector on completion of this programme. Postgraduate opportunities are also possible for those wishing to pursue further studies.
Further Enquiries Contact details for this course
Professor Astrid Wingler
021 490 4660

Ms Philomena Fogarty
021 490 4619
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International Students Web Page - Click Here
Points History
Year Points
2021 506
2020 496 * (Not all on this points score were offered places)
2019 473