Applications are now open for the UCD / Teagasc Knowledge Transfer Programmes 2022

The MSc Agricultural Extension and Innovation and MSc Agricultural Innovation Support are collaborative funded programmes delivered by UCD and Teagasc for graduates with an interest and ambition to work in advisory and education roles. These programmes involve placement within Teagasc advisory and educational services where the student gets the opportunity to learn from experienced mentors.

Both programmes start in September 2022 with limited funded places available.

An online information was held recently to discuss the programmes and application process. 

The MSc Agricultural Extension and Innovation is a 24-month taught master’s programme involving full time mentored placement in a Teagasc advisory office while completing modules using reflective and blended learning. 

The MSc Agricultural Innovation Support is a 21-month research master’s programme involving a 15-month placement in a Teagasc advisory office or agricultural college researching critical issues around the role of knowledge transfer in supporting farmer decision making and technology adoption. Topics for application to this programme are listed below:

1. A multi-actor, local approach to increasing lime usage on Irish farms

2. Evaluation of Online Learning Strategies to optimise the delivery of the new Horticulture apprenticeships in Sportsturf and Applied Horticulture

3. Comeragh Mountains Upland Farming

4. Succession and Inheritance project teams

5. Farm safety interventions to help advisers promote safety with livestock

6. Supporting Diversity of Learners in Teagasc Education

7 Farmer led identification of barriers and solutions to the adoption of clover on dairy farms

8. Grass Visual Evaluation of Soil Structure (VESS) method as a visual KT tool

9. Part time farmers engagement with advisory services and how it can be improved

10. Knowledge sharing of Continuous Cover Forestry (CCF) management systems through eLearning, interactive in-forest KT formats and new digital tools

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Applicants must hold an upper second-class honours degree in agricultural science or equivalent discipline that meets the educational qualification requirements of the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and the Marine for the Farm Advisory System (FAS).

  • Applicants with a pass degree coupled with significant and appropriate work experience may also be considered.
  • Applicants whose first language is not English must also demonstrate English language proficiency of IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.0 in each element), or equivalent. 

HOW TO APPLY

The application process is open and can be accessed here. 

CLOSING DATE

Closing date: Friday 27th May 2022 at 17:00hrs

INFORMATION EVENT, 13TH APRIL - 1PM

Register here

MORE INFORMATION

For more information, please email  agribus.ruraldev@ucd.ie.

Walsh Scholarship Knowledge Transfer Masters - Programme Informationpdf|pdf