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Jump in third level agri-food courses mirrors growth in sector

  • Date: Sat, Oct 29, 2022

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This article was written by Lorraine Courtney and first published on on October 28, 2022

Pictured: Dr James Breen, joint programme director of UCD’s Masters in Food Business Strategy

Over the last ten years there has been a significant growth in the number of third-level agriculture and food focused degree programmes with many of the third-level institutions now having some form of offering, said joint programme director of UCD’s Masters in Food Business Strategy, Dr James Breen.

“Typically, these courses are offered through a School of Science or the School of Business within these institutions, UCD is unique amongst third-level academic institutions in Ireland in that it has a distinct School of Agriculture and Food Science.”

“This has enabled UCD to offer the widest range of degree programmes for students who wish to pursue a career in the agri-food sector. With 14 different undergraduate degree programmes, UCD covers the full range of the agri-food supply chain from farm to fork and includes programmes in Food and Agribusiness Management, Animal and Crop Production, Food Science as well as Horticulture and Forestry to name just a few.”

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