Sustainable Agriculture & Rural Development

University College Dublin


Course Name Sustainable Agriculture & Rural Development
Course Provider University College Dublin
Course Code X449 X450
Course Type Postgraduate
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Postgraduate Diploma (Level 9 NFQ)  More info... Major National University of Ireland Level 9 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Part time
Location (Districts) Belfield
Qualification Letters GradDip
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment Next Intake: 2021/2022 September
Application Date How to apply?
The following entry routes are available:
Grad Dip Sustainable Agriculture & Rural Development FT (X449)
Duration: 1 Years
Attendance: Full Time
Deadline: Rolling *

Grad Dip Sustainable Agriculture & Rural Development PT (X450)
Duration: 2 Years
Attendance: Part Time
Deadline: Rolling *

* Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised.
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Duration 1 year full-time (X449), 2 years part-time (X450).
Course Fee

Expand+GradDip Sustainable Agriculture & Rural Development (X449) Full Time
EU fee per year - €5,780
non EU fee per year - €17,070

GradDip Sustainable Agriculture & Rural Development (X450) Part Time
EU Year 1 - €3,095
EU Year 2 - €3,095 a...

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Financial Support Please note that UCD offers a number of graduate scholarships for full-time, self-funding international students, holding an offer of a place on a UCD graduate degree programme. For further information please see International Scholarships.
Entry Requirements

Expand+• Applicants must hold a minimum of a second class honours degree, or international equivalent, in a range of subject areas.
• Applications are welcome from people from a broad range of disciplinary backgrounds including humanities, sciences and...


Expand+Full Time option suitable for:
Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. Yes

Part Time option suitable for:
Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants c...

Course Content

Expand+GradDip Sustainable Agriculture & Rural Development
Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 60)
This Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development (SARD) programme at UCD responds to the new agenda for agriculture and rural area development. It repre...

Subjects Taught

Expand+Stage 1 - Core
Policies & Strategies for Sustainable Agriculture & Rural Development
Theory & Practice of Rural Enterprises
Research Methods Part I
Research Methods Part II
Strategic Communications

Number of Credits 60
Careers or Further Progression

Expand+Careers & Employability
Graduates from this programme will be equipped with the required skills and knowledge base to develop careers in the broad arena of sustainable agriculture and rural development in Ireland or Internationally in both the publi...

Further Enquiries Contact Name: Catherine Byrne
Contact Number:+353 (0)1 716 7192
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