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
Apply To CAO
Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Letterkenny
Qualification Letters BSc
Duration 3 years
Specific Subjects or Course 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 General Entry Requirements

Results from Bunleibhéal Gaeilge do not meet the entry requirements.

Foundation Maths
Foundation maths at and above grade F2 (80%) will meet the minimum requirements for courses other than Engineering courses and ab initio Level 8 Degrees. Poi...

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 hi...

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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: 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

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)



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 Manager
Further Enquiries Department Administration
Telephone: (074) 918 6309 / 6310 / 6306 / 6308
Head of Department: Dr. Joanne Gallagher
Telephone: (074) 918 6302
Points History
Year Points
2019 188
2018 225
2017 216