This programme enables students to comprehend social and economic agricultural and food developments in a global context by focussing on the functioning and operation of Irish farm-orientated systems. There is a large emphasis on the placement module which provides students with the opportunity to apply the academic knowledge to specific work practices. Students will learn about the application of aspects of environmental, chemical and biological sciences to the study of farmland and livestock in a sustainable practice. They will apply scientific methods and techniques in the examination of the farmland environment and in the health and welfare of livestock, appropriate methods, and design programmes, for best agricultural practice assessment.
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