BSc in Agriculture

Bachelor of ScienceAgriculture

Full Time
2019 CAO range:
        356 - 554
Cork Road
3 years
180 ECTS

What is the BSc in Agriculture course?

Agriculture is of major importance to the Irish economy and most farms are family-operated with the farmer being the owner and manager and operator. The first two years of the course concentrates on equipping the student with the knowledge and skills needed to manage a modern commercial farm. The third year aims to expand the student’s business, managerial, scientific and IT skills.

Stamp Duty Exemption 

This course fulfils the requirements for stamp duty exemption or land transfer for young farmers (Green Cert.)

Kildalton Collegekildalton

Students take agriculture-based modules at Kildalton Agricultural College and scientific related modules are taken at WIT. A free bus service operates between WIT and Kildalton. 

 BSc in Agriculture course farm placement

In the second year of the course students spend 12 weeks on farms specially chosen by Teagasc in order to get practical experience on high quality commercial farms. A number of students choose to travel overseas for farm experience e.g. New Zealand.

Advanced Entry

Students who have successfully completed a QQI FET/ FETAC approved Level 6 with a merit at Kildalton College or equivalent can apply to transfer into Year 2 of the BSc in Agriculture. Students can apply through or contact the course leader.

Video: Study Agriculture at WIT

In order to facilitate the delivery of programmes during the Covid-19 pandemic, module outline and order may change slightly for the academic year 2020/2021.

Year 1
Semester 1Semester 2
Introduction to Farm AccountsChemistry for Land Sciences
Plant BiologyAgriculture in the Economy
Communication SkillsAnimal Biology
Computer ApplicationsAnimal Production
Mechanisation & SafetyAgricultural Mechanisation
Animal Breeding & WelfareTillage Crop Production
Year 2
Semester 3Semester 4
Environmental SciencePlacement
Crop Technology
Dairy Production
Cattle Production
Agricultural Soils Management
Choose one of the following electives:
*Sheep Production
* = elective module
Year 3
Semester 5Semester 6
Agriculture & EnvironmentQuality Food Production
Food Analysis & Animal Feed BiotechnologyFood Safety Management Systems
ICT & Business WritingAgricultural Entrepreneurship
Marketing for Small BusinessFinancial Management Systems
Business ManagementProject Research & Design
Choose one of the following electives:Farm Business
*Farm Buildings
* = elective module

Leaving Cert: Minimum entry requirements for BSc in Agriculture:

5 subjects: O6/H7
English or Irish: O6/H7
Mathematics: O6/H7

Advanced and Equivalent Entry for BSc in Agriculture:

Students who have successfully completed a QQI FET/ FETAC approved Level 6 with a merit at Kildalton College or equivalent can apply to transfer into Year 2 of the BSc in Agriculture. Students can apply through or contact the course leader.

Career Opportunities for BSc in Agriculture graduates:

Graduates from BSc in Agriculture may find employment in fields such as:

  • Managers of modern farm enterprises

  • Managers in Agri-Food cooperatives

  • Managers in Meat processing plants

  • Sales positions in Agribusiness

Follow on study for BSc in Agriculture graduates:

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