Career of an Agricultural Scientist

Agriculture is of major importance to the Irish economy with agri-food being the most important indigenous sector providing primary employment for 170,000 people. It encompasses a wide range of services provided to farmers and other food producers to ensure quality standards and profitable production systems. BAgrSc graduates have an excellent record in obtaining challenging and fulfilling roles. Careers in sectors such as food, agriculture, business and services include:

  • Farm management
  • Technical service and consultancy
  • Research
  • Education
  • Marketing & communications
  • Primary production of quality food products
  • Agribusiness
  • Consultancy
  • Semi-state or government agencies
  • Financial service
  • Print, radio and television media
  • Food processing
  • Food distribution and marketing
  • Forestry and Landscape
  • Rural development and Environmental management


UCD, WIT and DKIT all offer level 8 degrees in Agricultural Science, while IT Blanchardstown, CIT, IT Tralee and GMIT currently offer level 7 courses in Agricultural Science. If you are interested in pursing a course in agriculture you can view some university prospectus and requirements below:
University College Dublin
Dundalk IT & Ballyhaise Agricultural College
Waterford IT & Kildalton Agricultural College
Agricultural science is an international activity and travel is a great way to broaden your horizons and explore agriculture on a global level. Many of our members have gained invaluable experience and seen great success abroad.