Dairy Business

University College Dublin


Course Name Dairy Business
Course Provider University College Dublin
Alternative Provider(s) Kildalton Agricultural College, Moorepark Teagasc Food Research Centre
Course Code DN252
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) Belfield
Qualification Letters BAgrSc (hons)
Duration 4 years
Leaving Certificate Entry Requirements

Expand+Leaving Cert Subject Entry Requirements
O6/H7 in English, Irish, Mathematics, a laboratory science subject and two other recognised subjects

Irish Leaving Certificate

Minimum entry requirements
– To matriculate on the results of the Leavin...

Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme LCVP Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme (LCVP) Link Modules

Grade Points
Distinction 66
Merit 46
Pass 28
Leaving Certificate Applied Programme LCAP The Leaving Certificate Applied Programme is not an acceptable qualification for matriculation purposes.
QQI FET Applicants General Information

Expand+Anticipated QQI-FET places 2019: 1
Minimum QQI-FET points 2018: All qualified applicants

QQI-FET Applicants
Applicants with appropriate QQI-FET (Level 5 or 6) qualifications and modules, with a minimum of distinction in five modules, can be adm...

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Mature Applicants

Expand+What is a mature applicant?
A mature applicant is anyone who is at least 23 years of age on 1 January of the proposed year of entry and whose school-leaving qualifications are insufficient for admission. For admission in September 2019, your date of...

Alternative Entry Go to http://www.myucd.ie/applying-to-ucd/ for information on alternative entry routes.
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Number of Places Places 20
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CAO Application Dates and Fees

Expand+Early online application (discounted): Fee €30 Closing Date: 20th January 2019 at 5:15pm

Normal online application: Fee €45 Closing Date: 1st February 2019 at 5:15pm

Late online application - restrictions apply: Fee: €60 Closing Date: 1st May 2...

Course Content

Expand+Feeding and caring for a growing population, energy provision and the protection of the environment are among the greatest global challenges facing society today. These are areas where UCD Agriculture, Food & Nutrition graduates play a central role. ...

Subjects Taught

Expand+What will I study?
First & Second Year
You start with a range of business, science, mathematics and technology-related modules.

You then build on this scientific base by taking a range of modules in relevant applied sciences, as well as busines...

Assessment Method Assessment varies but involves a combination of projects, continuous assessment and end-of-semester examinations.

Assessment of Professional Work Experience (PWE) involves monthly reports, a final report and an interview upon completion.
Comment Key Fact
The UCD Lyons Dairy Research and Education Facility was officially opened on the 19 January, 2016, and is an excellent resource for Dairy Business students.
Careers or Further Progression

Expand+Career & Graduate Study Opportunities
In addition to the highly skilled role of dairy farm management, opportunities exist in a wide variety of areas including:
- Research
- Animal feed industry
- Banking
- Teaching
- Consultancy

Further Enquiries UCD Agriculture & Food Science Programme Office
Agriculture & Food Science Centre
Belfield, Dublin 4
Tel: +353 1 716 7194
Email: agandfoodprogrammes@ucd.ie
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Points History
Year Points
2019 398
2018 432
2017 451