Agriculture & Environmental Management - Mountbellew Campus

Galway-Mayo IT - Galway


Course Name Agriculture & Environmental Management - Mountbellew Campus
Course Provider Galway-Mayo IT - Galway
Alternative Provider(s) Mountbellew Agricultural College
Course Code GA777
Course Type Higher Education CAO
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Ordinary Bachelor (Level 7 NFQ)  More info... Major Galway Mayo Institute of Technology Level 7 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Mountbellew, Galway City
Qualification Letters BSc
Duration 3 years
Specific Subjects or Course Requirements Higher Certificates (Level 6) and Ordinary Bachelor Degrees (Level 7)
The minimum Leaving Certificate entry requirement for all higher certificates (Level 6) and ab initio bachelor degrees (Level 7) programmes is Grade O6/H7 or better in five Leaving Certificate subjects including Mathematics and English or Irish with a minimum of 160 points.
Leaving Certificate General Entry Requirements

Expand+Bonus Points for Higher Mathematics*
A bonus of 25 points will be added to the points score for a H6 or above in higher level Mathematics. The bonus points are included in the overall points calculation only when Mathematics is one of the six best s...

Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme LCVP

Expand+Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme (LCVP)
The LCVP ‘Link Module’ will be considered as a passing subject provided the student achieves a pass grade. This will apply to entry for higher certificate (level 6), ordinary degree (level 7), and...

Leaving Certificate Applied Programme LCAP Leaving Certificate Applied (LCA)
The Leaving Certificate Applied does not meet the minimum entry requirements to Institute programmes. Holders of the LCA may gain entry following completion of a QQI FET Level 5 or 6 Major Award.
QQI FET Applicants General Information

Expand+QQI FET CAS Scoring

The national qualification system across further education and training (FET) in Ireland is known as the ‘Common Awards System’ or CAS.

The scoring system applies where all the requirements for the major award are met, i...

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Alternative Entry GC(S)E and other School Leaving Examinations
A combination of Northern Ireland or British GC(S)E and GCE A-Level and AS Level at certain grades and Applied A-Levels will be considered (see details on Applicant Scoring).

Other European Union (EU) School Leaving Examinations
Applications are assessed and scored by the Institute.
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Recognition of Prior Learning RPL Web Page - Click Here
Number of Places 50
Course Fee

Expand+There are two main elements to Undergraduate Fees at GMIT:

1. Student Contribution - all students are liable for the Student Contribution fee. The fee for the 2021/22 Academic Year is €3,000.

2. Tuition Fee - the government will pay the Tuiti...

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Financial Support

Expand+All new grant applications must be made online to SUSI (Student Universal Support Ireland) through or telephone +353 761 087874.

If approved, SUSI will pay the Student Contribution on behalf of the student directly to GMIT. It is not n...

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+Why study Agriculture and Environmental Management?
This programme provides you with the range of specialised skills ideal for employment in the agriculture and environmental sectors. This programme places a strong emphasis on environmental and agr...

Subjects Taught

Expand+What will I study?
Year 1:
• Animal & Crop Production Science
• Chemistry and Soil Science
• Plant & Animal Science
• Financial and Farm Accounting
• Management Accounting
• Statistics for Business
• Computer Application
• Ma...


Expand+Why Study Agriculture?
Agriculture, food production, environmental management are some of Ireland’s key industries. All of these areas depend greatly on the quality of the production systems and primary resources. Gaining a degree in Agriculture ...

Careers or Further Progression

Expand+What are my career opportunities?
Employment in the area of farm planning and farm advisory services is rapidly growing. Graduates of the honours degree in Agriculture and Environmental Management meet the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Ma...

Further Enquiries Dr Lisa Ryan,
Head of Department of Natural Sciences
Tel: +353 91 742556

Dr Edna Curley,
Head of Centre, Mountbellew
Tel: +353 9096 79205
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Points History
Year Points
2020 281
2019 290
2018 290