Course Description

Agri-Environmental Sciences

This degree focuses on sustainable management of natural resources (plants, animals, air, soils and water) within the context of agriculture and other land-based industries, and protection of the rural environment for future generations. This specialist applied science degree will equip you for a career at the interface between production agriculture and environmental protection, to give you:

An understanding of rural environmental issues in Ireland, the EU and worldwide
A detailed knowledge of sustainable agriculture and land management practice
The skills to contribute in future farming and land use industries, as either a scientist, planner or policymaker
First-hand experience of agri-environmental research as a basis for further studies
Interpersonal and professional skills required in a wide range of career paths

Course LocationDublin
Location PostcodeDublin 4
Course CategoryEnvironmental Studies, Agriculture
Course QualificationHonours Bachelor Degree
Awarding BodyUCD
Course Duration4 years
Course FeePOA
Entry RequirementsPasses in six subjects including English, Irish, Mathematics, one laboratory science subject & two other recognised subjects. You must obtain a minimum of Grade H5 in two subjects and a minimum of Grade O6/H7 in the remaining four subjects.
Carear PathMany AES graduates follow career paths as environmental consultants. Others work in State agencies that require both agricultural and environmental management skills, including: Department of Agriculture, Food & the Marine Teagasc Environmental Protection Agency National Parks & Wildlife Service Local authorities A high proportion of AES graduates go on to further studies at postgraduate level.
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UCD Access and Lifelong Learning, Access and Lifelong Learning Centre, Level One, James Joyce Library Building, Belfield, Dublin, Ireland

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