Letterkenny Institute of Technology


Course Name Agriculture
Course Provider Letterkenny Institute of Technology
Course Code LY877
Course Type Higher Education CAO
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Ordinary Bachelor (Level 7 NFQ)  More info... Major Letterkenny Institute of Technology Level 7 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Letterkenny
Duration 3 years
Leaving Certificate Entry Requirements

Expand+Minimum Entry Requirements:
Minimum Points Score 160
Minimum Five O6/H7
Maths F2/O6/H7
English or Irish O6/H7

Special requirements
Work placement: Students will undertake a mandatory work placement of 12 weeks duration (which will be divided ...

Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme LCVP LCVP Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme
The LCVP link units are considered as a single subject that may be counted towards matriculation and points are awarded as follows:

LCVP Grade Points from 2017 onward
Distinction 66
Merit 46
Pass 28
QQI FET Applicants General Information

Expand+QQI FET Level 5 Awards (Formerly FETAC)
Applicants must present a full major award. A record achievement, a minor award or a components award will not meet the minimum entry requirement. Additional specific requirements apply to some courses.


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Mature Applicants

Expand+If you are applying for first year and will be 23 years of age (or older) by 1 January in the proposed year of entry you are defined as a “Mature Applicant”. The term “Mature Applicant” is not used for those applying for entry to year 2 or higher.

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Number of Places 32
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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+Is this course for you?
Agriculture is a key contributor to the Irish economy and is currently experiencing a period of growth and expansion. The BSc in Agriculture offers graduates a combination of skills and knowledge of key arears in agriculture...

Subjects Taught

Expand+What will I study?
Year 1
Semester 1
• Introduction to Agriculture (M)
• Animal Husbandry, Nutrition & Welfare (M)
• Communications & IT Skills (M)
• Fundamentals of Biology & Chemistry (M)
• Mathematical Skills for Science 1 (M)

Semester ...


Expand+Special requirements Work placement:
Students will undertake a mandatory work placement of 12 weeks duration (which will be divided into two six week placements) in the second semester of year 2 of the programme. This will give students operational...

Careers or Further Progression Career opportunities
Successful graduates find themselves working in the following sectors:
• Agriculture
• Agri-food
• Government Agencies

Graduate careers typically include:
• Farm Manager
• Agricultural Research Assistant
• Agricultural Sales
Further Enquiries Department Administration
Telephone: (074) 918 6310 / 6306 / 6308
Head of Department: Dr. Joanne Gallagher
Telephone: (074) 918 6302
Points History
Year Points
2019 188
2018 225
2017 216