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MSc(Agr) Sustainable Agriculture & Rural Development


University College Dublin UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science

Full time & Part time September MSc Full-time: 1 year; Part-time: 2 years

About the course

This Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development (SARD) programme is offered by UCD in response to the new agenda for agriculture and rural area development. It represents a return to core values in the development of rural areas which are rooted in agricultural change as well as responding to new societal demands such as safe and ethically produced food, a healthier environment and sustainable and affordable energy. These issues are as relevant not just in Ireland, the EU and other industrialised countries, but also in countries in the developing world.

The programme draws on thirty years’ experience of UCD’s past MSc programmes in Rural Development and Agricultural Extension.

  • Equip graduates with capabilities in core analytical, conceptual, communications and research skills as

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Entry Requirements

The Masters in Sustainable Agriculture & Rural Development is designed to accommodate applicants with a variety of academic qualifications such as Agricultural Science, Life Sciences, Humanities, Arts, Business, Law and Engineering Degree Programmes.

Applicants must hold minimum of a lower Second class Honours degree (NFQ Level 8), or international equivalent, in a relevant area from a recognised higher education institution.

Exceptions may be made for applicants who do not hold the minimum educational requirement if they can demonstrate substantial relevant professional or voluntary experience as detailed on a CV.

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