Progression from Higher Certificate or Ordinary Degree
Agriculture, Food Science and Human Nutrition

Am I eligible?

How many places are there?

How will I be assessed?

How do I apply?


Am I eligible?

If you have obtained, or expect to obtain, any of the awards listed in the table below with Distinction or Merit you are eligible to apply for the Bachelor of Agricultural Science (BAgrSc) programme option and stage listed below.


Awarding Institute Award Stage in UCD Apply
Agricultural Systems Technology
Institute of Technology, Tralee Bachelor of Engineering in Agricultural Engineering (TL744) 3 Apply for ETS2
Institute of Technology, Tralee Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Science (TL748) 3 Apply for ETS2
Waterford Institute of Technology Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Science (WD078 discontinued. Available as three-year exit from WD191*) 3 Apply for ETS2
Agri-Environmental Sciences
Waterford Institute of Technology Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Science (WD078 discontinued. Available as three-year exit from WD191*) 3 Apply for ESS4
Animal and Crop Production
Cork Institute of Technology (with Clonakilty Agricultural College) Higher Certificate in Agriculture (CR010) 2 Apply for CPS2
Dundalk Institute of Technology (with Ballyhaise Agricultural College) Higher Certificate in Agriculture (DK685 discontinued) 2 Apply for CPS2
Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (with Mountbellew Agricultural College) Higher Certificate in Rural Enterprise & Agri-business (2 year exit from GA172*) 2 Apply for CPS2
Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (with Mountbellew Agricultural College) Higher Certificate in Agriculture & Environmental Management (two-year exit from GA777*) 2 Apply for CPS2
Institute of Technology, Tralee Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Science (TL748) 3 Apply for CPS1
Waterford Institute of Technology Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Science (WD078 discontinued. Available as three-year exit from WD191*) 3 Apply for CPS1
Waterford Institute of Technology (with Kildalton College) Higher Certificate in Agriculture (WD098 discontinued. Available as two-year exit from WD126)* 2 Apply for CPS2
Animal Science
Cork Institute of Technology (with Clonakilty Agricultural College) Higher Certificate in Agriculture (CR010) 2 Apply for ANS2
Dundalk Institute of Technology (with Ballyhaise Agricultural College) Higher Certificate in Agriculture (DK685 discontinued) 2 Apply for ANS2
Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (with Mountbellew Agricultural College) Higher Certificate in Rural Enterprise & Agri-business (2 year exit from GA172)* 2 Apply for ANS2
Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (with Mountbellew Agricultural College) Higher Certificate in Agriculture & Environmental Management (2 year exit from GA777*) 2 Apply for ANS2
Waterford Institute of Technology Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Science (WD078 discontinued. Available as three-year exit from WD191*) 3 Apply for ANS1
Waterford Institute of Technology (with Kildalton College) Higher Certificate in Agriculture (WD098 discontinued. Available as two-year exit from WD126*) 2 Apply for ANS2
Animal Science - Equine
Waterford Institute of Technology Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Science (WD078 discontinued. Available as three-year exit from WD191*) 3 Apply for EQS1
Food and Agribusiness Management
Cork Institute of Technology (with Clonakilty Agricultural College) Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (CR010) 3 Apply for FAS3
Cork Institute of Technology (with Clonakilty Agricultural College) Higher Certificate in Agriculture (CR010) 2 Apply for FAS2
Dundalk Institute of Technology (with Ballyhaise Agricultural College) Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (DKA80 discontinued. Available as three- year exit from DK882*) 3 Apply for FAS3
Higher Certificate in Agriculture (DK685 discontinued) 2 Apply for FAS2
Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (with Mountbellew Agricultural College) Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (discontinued) 3 Apply for FAS3
Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (with Mountbellew Agricultural College) Bachelor of Business in Rural Enterprise and Agri-business (GA172) 3 Apply for FAS3
Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (with Mountbellew Agricultural College) Higher Certificate in Rural Enterprise & Agri-business (2 year exit from GA172*) 2 Apply for FAS2
Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (with Mountbellew Agricultural College) Bachelor of Science in Agriculture & Environmental Management (GA777*) 3 Apply for FAS3
Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (with Mountbellew Agricultural College) Higher Certificate in Agriculture & Environmental Management (2 year exit from GA777) 2 Apply for FAS2
Institute of Technology, Tralee Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Science (TL748) 3 Apply for FAS3
Waterford Institute of Technology (with Kildalton College) Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (WD126) 3 Apply for FAS3
Waterford Institute of Technology (with Kildalton College) Higher Certificate in Agriculture (WD098 discontinued. Available as two-year exit from WD126*) 2 Apply for FAS2
Waterford Institute of Technology Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Science (WD078 discontinued. Available as three-year exit from WD191*) 3 Apply for FAS3
Forestry
Galway-Mayo  Institute of Technology Bachelor of Science in Forest Management & Environment (GA474 discontinued) 3 Apply for FOS1
Waterford Institute of Technology Bachelor of Science in Forestry (WD076) 3 Apply for FOS1
Horticulture Landscape and Sportsturf Management
Cork Institute of Technology Bachelor of Science in Horticulture (CR011) 3 Apply for HLS4
Institute of Technology, Blanchardstown
(with College of Amenity Horticulture, National Botanic Gardens)
Bachelor of Science in Horticulture (BN022) 3 Apply for HLS4
Institute of Technology, Blanchardstown
(with Salesian Horticultural College, Warrenstown)
Bachelor of Science in Horticulture (discontinued) 3 Apply for HLS4
Waterford Institute of Technology Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Science (WD078 discontinued. Available as three-year exit from WD191*) 3 Apply for HLS4
Waterford Institute of Technology (with Kildalton College) Bachelor of Science in Horticulture (WD096) 3 Apply for HLS4
Waterford Institute of Technology
(with College of Amenity Horticulture, National Botanic Gardens)
Bachelor of Science in Horticulture (WD097) 3 Apply for HLS4
General HETAC Progression Route from Institutes of Technology

Other Higher Certificate / Ordinary Degree holders may be considered to stage 2. For specific requirements please see booklet. You can apply using the appropriate link above.

*Candidates interested in progressing to UCD from one of the exit routes listed above are advised to check with their institution in advance of registration to ensure an exit qualification will be rewarded.


How many places are there?

There are 15 places, across all the Agriculture programmes/majors for stage 2 and 15 for stage 3.


How will I be assessed?

If there are more applicants than places, it will be competitive based on your academic performance in your Higher Certificate and/or ordinary degree.

How do I apply?

1 July

Apply using the links above. Applications open in early March each year.

The closing date is 1 July. Incomplete applications will not be considered - your application, including application fee, must be submitted by the closing date.

If your result won't be out by the closing date, you should enclose any results already available with a note saying when the final result is expected. Your result must be forwarded ASAP. As applications are assessed soon after the closing date, if you are awaiting results you will only be considered if places remain following initial offers.

If places remain in a course after assessment of applications received by the closing date, late applications may be accepted from 22 August to 1 September. If you are considering transfer before 1 July, don't postpone applying until this date as there may be no places available.

 

If you are considering a transfer please check the fees implications at www.ucd.ie/fees.

Some programmes will not normally consider applicants who have been unsuccessful in a similar programme - full details are on the restrictions page.

The above is summary information only. Full regulations are included in the transfer protocol.

All offers of a place are subject to UCD's Terms and Conditions of Offer.
All students must comply with the general regulations of the university