“Agriculture returns to Cork”– that’s the message of a new Agricultural Science degree at University College Cork in collaboration with Teagasc.
The innovative Agricultural Science degree will emphasize knowledge-based teaching and research to support graduates for the Agriculture and Agri-Food industry.
The Bachelor of Agricultural Science programme will focus on practical skills, the scientific basis of agriculture, and on supporting students to gain skills in farm management, business acumen and modern farm technology over their four years of study. It will also include a placement opportunity which will provide students with experience of working in modern Irish agriculture.
The degree will be anchored in the School of Biological, Earth & Environmental Studies at UCC, and in the Animal & Grasslands Research Centre in Teagasc Moorepark, allowing students to learn and experience the excellence of both UCC and Teagasc.
Speaking at the launch in UCC, European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development Phil Hogan said “As a UCC graduate and former chair of the college Macra na Feirme branch, I am very proud to participate in the launch of this exciting new degree programme.