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Code
WD613/ WD614
Delivery
Blended
Level
9
Campus
Cork Road
Duration
2 years
Credits
90/60 ECTS
Next Intake
September 2022
Application Status
Open
Applications Closing
31 Aug 22
Fees
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Programme Outline

The MSc/PG Diploma in Organic and Biological Agriculture programmes are two-year part-time taught postgraduate programmes that were developed to address specific practical and scientific skills gaps within the agriculture and land sciences sectors. The programmes are aimed at those already working in primary production or within these sectors who wish to upskill in the developing areas of organic and biological systems and their productive application in agriculture.

The main programme objectives are to develop graduates who have:

  • An advanced knowledge of organic and biological agricultural practices and principles.
  • An ability to put core principles of biological agriculture into practice in the field.
  • The capacity to proactively contribute to and design supportive policy in agroforestry and landscape biodiversity; climate adaptation and resilience; sustainable crop and livestock production; and enhanced soil and water management.

How is this course structured?

The Masters (MSc)/Postgraduate Diploma in Organic and Biological Agriculture is made up of the following modules:

MSc in Organic and Biological Agriculture            

 WD613

Soil Health and Water Management                                                                                               

10 credits

Crop Management in Organic and Biological Agriculture                                                                                                     

10 credits

Livestock Management in Organic and Biological Agriculture                                                                                                  

10 credits

Food, Health and Nutrition                                                                                                              

10 credits

Agroforestry and Landscape Biodiversity                                                                                                                

10 credits

Project Management and Marketing

10 credits

Research Methods and Dissertation

30 credits

 

 

PG Diploma in Organic and Biological Agriculture           

 WD614

Soil Health and Water Management                                                                                               

10 credits

Crop Management in Organic and Biological Agriculture                                                                                                     

10 credits

Livestock Management in Organic and Biological Agriculture                                                                                                  

10 credits

Food, Health and Nutrition                                                                                                              

10 credits

Agroforestry and Landscape Biodiversity                                                                                                                

10 credits

Project Management and Marketing

10 credits

Award

  • To achieve the Postgraduate Diploma award students must accumulate 60 credits by completing six 10-credit modules.
  • To achieve the MSc award students must additionally complete a 30-credit research dissertation, which can be carried out in the field.
  • Students can apply for an exit award of an individual Level 9 Certificate for each module they successfully complete.
  • Successful completion of one or more stand-alone Certificate programmes can also be used as credit towards the MSc/PG Diploma award

Applicants for entry to these programmes should: 

Applicants should hold an honours bachelors degree (Level 8) in agriculture, land sciences or science or an equivalent qualification. Applicants should also have a minimum of two years relevant experience in agriculture, horticulture or forestry n For applicants whose primary language is not English, evidence of competency in English must be submitted. Please see our website for more details at www.wit.ie/englishrequirments

Fees:

For information on fees please visit our website at www.wit.ie/pgfees

How to Apply:

Applicants for entry to these programmes are made online by going to www.pac.ie

Contact

Course Leader
John Geraghty
Mr. John Geraghty
Lecturer
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Department Courses

Certificate in Project Management and Marketing

Certificate in Agroforestry and Landscape Biodiversity

Certificate in Agroforestry and Landscape Biodiversity

Certificate in Food, Health and Nutrition

Certificate in Food, Health and Nutrition

Certificate in Crop Management in Organic and Biological Agriculture

Certificate in Crop Management in Organic and Biological Agriculture

Certificate in Livestock Management in Organic and Biological Agriculture

Certificate in Livestock Management in Organic and Biological Agriculture

Certificate in Soil Health and Water Management

Certificate in Soil Health and Water Management

Certificate in Food Safety and Analytical Microbiology

Certificate in Food Safety and Analytical Microbiology

Plant Protection [ Module ]

Plant Protection [ Module ]

Certificate in Advanced Drug Formulation Science

Certificate in Advanced Drug Formulation Science

Certificate in Garden Management and Plant Selection

Certificate in Garden Management and Plant Selection

Certificate in Nursery Stock Production, Botanic Gardens Dublin

Certificate in Nursery Stock Production, Botanic Gardens Dublin

 Certificate in Sportsturf Science, Kildalton College

Certificate in Sportsturf Science, Kildalton College

L7 Certificate in Sustainable Food Production, Kildalton College or Botanic Gardens Dublin(10 Credits)

L7 Certificate in Sustainable Food Production, Kildalton College or Botanic Gardens Dublin(10 Credits)

 Certificate in Landscape Design

Certificate in Landscape Design

Bachelor of Science (Hons) (Common Entry)

Bachelor of Science (Hons) (Common Entry)

Springboard Certificate in Advanced Analytical Techniques

Springboard Certificate in Advanced Analytical Techniques

Certificate in Biopharmaceutical Analysis and Cell Culture

Certificate in Biopharmaceutical Analysis and Cell Culture

Certificate in Introduction to Dairy Science

Certificate in Introduction to Dairy Science

SPRINGBOARD Certificate In International Regulatory Affairs (Postgraduate)

SPRINGBOARD Certificate In International Regulatory Affairs (Postgraduate)

Certificate in Statistics and Data Analysis

Certificate in Statistics and Data Analysis

Certificate in Strategic Quality Management

Certificate in Strategic Quality Management

Certificate in Advanced Spectroscopic Techniques

Certificate in Advanced Spectroscopic Techniques

Certificate in Advanced Chromatographic Techniques

Certificate in Advanced Chromatographic Techniques

Certificate in Advanced Materials Characterisation

Certificate in Advanced Materials Characterisation

MAJOR AWARD    Higher Cert in Science in Good Manufacturing Practice & Technology

MAJOR AWARD   Higher Cert in Science in Good Manufacturing Practice & Technology

MAJOR AWARD Bachelor of Science  in Good Manufacturing Practice and Technology

MAJOR AWARD Bachelor of Science in Good Manufacturing Practice and Technology

Postgrad Diploma / MSc in Analytical Science with Quality Management

Postgrad Diploma / MSc in Analytical Science with Quality Management

BSc (Hons) in Agricultural Science

BSc (Hons) in Agricultural Science

BSc (Hons) in Land Management in Horticulture

BSc (Hons) in Land Management in Horticulture

BSc (Hons) in Land Management in Forestry

BSc (Hons) in Land Management in Forestry

BSc (Hons) in Land Management in Agriculture

BSc (Hons) in Land Management in Agriculture

BSc (Hons) in Molecular Biology with Biopharmaceutical Science

BSc (Hons) in Molecular Biology with Biopharmaceutical Science

BSc (Hons) in Food Science & Innovation

BSc (Hons) in Food Science & Innovation

BSc (Hons) in Physics for Modern Technology

BSc (Hons) in Physics for Modern Technology

BSc in Horticulture (National Botanic Gardens)

BSc in Horticulture (National Botanic Gardens)

BSc in Horticulture (Kildalton College)

BSc in Horticulture (Kildalton College)

BSc in Forestry

BSc in Forestry

BSc (Hons) in Pharmaceutical Science

BSc (Hons) in Pharmaceutical Science

BSc (Hons) in Pharmaceutical Science

BSc (Hons) in Pharmaceutical Science

BSc in Science (General)

BSc in Science (General)

BSc in Food Science with Business

BSc in Food Science with Business

BSc in Pharmaceutical Science

BSc in Pharmaceutical Science

BSc in Molecular Biology with Biopharmaceutical Science

BSc in Molecular Biology with Biopharmaceutical Science

BSc in Agriculture

BSc in Agriculture