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

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UCC reserves places for mature students on almost all undergraduate degree programmes. Mature students do not need Leaving Certificate points to enter UCC. However, some degree programmes have specific educational requirements and i...

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
Number of Places Approx. Intake 30
Mature Entry Places Approx. Intake 3
Link to Course Fee Web Page - Click Here
CAO Application Dates and Fees

Expand+Early online application (discounted): Fee €30 Closing Date: 20 January 2020 at 5:15pm

Normal online application: Fee €45 Closing Date: 1 February 2020 at 5:15pm

Late online application - restrictions apply (see page 3 2020 CAO Handbook): F...

Course Content

UCC’s Bachelor of Agricultural Science has a unique dairy production focus. It provides students with a strong foundation in the core scientific, economic and sustainability principles underpinning technical efficiency and sustainabil...

Subjects Taught

Expand+Year 1 Modules
Introductory Chemistry for Environmental Scientists; Physics for Agriculture & Environmental Science; Cells, Biomolecules, Genetics and Evolution; Physiology and Structure of Plants and Animals; Introduction to Biochemistry and the Bi...

Careers or Further Progression

The knowledge and experience gained in this course will open up a wide range of job opportunities for successful graduates.

• Primary production
• Enterprise management
• Technical service and consultancy
• Research
• Educa...

Further Enquiries Astrid Wingler
T: +353 (0)21 490 4660

Dr Frank Buckley
T: +353 (0)25 42 393
Points History
Year Points
2020 496 * (Not all on this points score were offered places)
2019 473