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UCD expands DN250 offering for 2021 Entry

UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science expands course offering and choice to Agricultural Science (DN250) for 2021 entry

The UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science now offers students wishing to study Agricultural Science 12 undergraduate programme entry routes.

For many students interested in studying Agricultural Science, choosing which subject area they would like to specialise in while completing their CAO form can be challenging. From September 2021, a reconfiguration of some existing programme codes and entry routes will provide students with more choice and time to select their preferred programme at UCD.  Students selecting Agricultural Science DN250 (No Preference) will now have 11 exciting programme options to choose from including Dairy Business, Agri-Environmental Sciences, Forestry and Horticulture which were accessible via different CAO codes last year.  The UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science have also launched a new Crop Science programme.

Once a student receives an offer on the Agricultural Science programme (DN250) they are guaranteed a place in any of the eleven specialisations from second year and do not have to choose their specialisation until the end of first year. For students who know which of the programmes they would like to specialise in, they can select this on their CAO application. There are also separate CAO entry codes for Food Science (DN261) and Human Nutrition (DN262).

The degree specialisations on offer are:

  • Agricultural Systems Technology
  • Agri-Environmental Sciences
  • Animal and Crop Production
  • Animal Science
  • Animal Science Equine
  • CropScience (NEW 2021 Entry)
  • Dairy Business
  • Food and Agri-Business Management
  • Food Business with Chinese Studies
  • Forestry
  • Horticulture

A short video offereing an overview of each programme can be viewed below. 

This year’s (opens in a new window)brochure contains individual Programme Pathway Models for each of the available entry routes, clearly outlining the subjects and career opportunities.

If anyone would like any further information or would like to speak directly to a staff member email:  (opens in a new window)agandfoodprogrammes@ucd.ie.

UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science

Agriculture and Food Science Centre, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland.
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