Agricultural Science at UCD

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UCD’s School of Agriculture and Food Science now offers students 12 undergraduate programme entry routes to Agricultural Science at UCD.

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.

The degree specialisations on offer are:

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

There are also separate CAO entry codes for Food Science (DN261) and Human Nutrition (DN262).

This year’s brochure contains individual Programme Pathway Models for each of the available entry routes, clearly outlining the subjects and career opportunities. If you would like any further information or would like to speak directly to a staff member email: Student ambassadors are also available to chat through UCD UniBuddy – is Ireland’s largest independent for courses in Ireland. We list full-time and part-time courses of all types so that you can find the best course for you.


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  1. Anne Vickers 05/04/2022 at 13:09

    My son is a 5th year student, who is focused on agriculture. I would love if you could send me a prospectus for the agriculture courses and any tips so I can help him prepare for CAO time next year.

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