TUS Thurles Campus launches new Degree in Agricultural Science & Sustainability
The Technological University of the Shannon (TUS) and Gurteen College have launched a partnership which will see a new Level 8 and Level 7 degree in Agricultural Science and Sustainability for September 2023 entry.
The course, which is the first of its kind in the Mid-West region gives graduates the knowledge and skills to work in the agriculture and agri-food sector while also being equipped to manage the relationship between agriculture and the environment, considering issues such as climate change, biodiversity and water quality in the context of food production. Students will be based between the TUS Thurles campus and Gurteen College where they will gain hands-on experience. Two full semesters will be taught entirely at Gurteen and students will spend one semester on work placement. The remaining five semesters will see students based at the Thurles campus
Commenting on the exciting new course, Brigid Doyle, Course Leader at TUS said “The aim of our new degree is to produce graduates who are equipped with the knowledge and skills to meet the needs of the evolving agricultural industry from climate change to biodiversity management while maintaining sustainable food systems. This is a huge reality for the agriculture sector and it’s important that we are providing a course that meets the needs of both students and industry. Our partnerships with Gurteen College and industry ensure a focus on the practical application of knowledge and skills for the agri-environmental, agri-food and on-farm settings.”
Application for both courses is through the CAO. The CAO code for the Level 8 course is US870 and the CAO code for the Level 7 course is US740. Watch a short video about the course at BSc in Agricultural Science & Sustainability - Level 7 & 8 - YouTube