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LC428
Environmental Management in Agriculture (at Thurles)

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

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This programme will provide a strong foundation in science and environmental management, combined with specialist agriculture modules. 

The degree will be run in conjunction with Gurteen College, Ballingarry, Co. Tipperary where a ten credit module will take place in the first year of the programme titled “Farm Enterprises - Theory & Practice”. The second and third year will see progressively increased content relating to agriculture, with considerable lab work, field work, field trips and computer skills sessions provided throughout the degree.

There will be a work placement during the summer of third year.


 
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Employment opportunities include work with companies carrying out on farm environmental and sustainability auditing; as environmental technicians or environmental officers with businesses, public sector bodies and non-governmental organisations.



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