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GMIT Mountbellew

Bachelor of Science in Agriculture and Environmental Management

Discipline: Agri-science

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Location: Galway - Dublin Road

NFQ Level: 7

Programme Duration: Three years

Mode of Study: Full time

Application Route: Apply through the CAO

Places: 50

CAO Round 1 Points: 290 (2016)

Why Study?

This programme provides you with a range of specialised skills ideal for employment in the agriculture and environmental sectors.

Download our brochure here.

Programme Modules

Year 1:

  • Production Agriculture
  • Environmental Science
  • Economics
  • Accountancy
  • Communications
  • Computing and Information Systems
  • Business Statistics

Year 2:

  • Drystock Production
  • Farm Management and Safety
  • Marketing
  • Analytical Science
  • Electives such as Business Law, Sales and Selling, Agricultural Economics, Farm Mechanisation, Advanced Dairy Production or Business Information Systems

Year 3:

  • Environmental Management
  • Market Research
  • Enterprise Development
  • Sustainable Development
  • Sustainable Agriculture
  • Agri-marketing
  • Agri-enterprise project
  • Electives such as Financial Management and Taxation, the Irish Economy, Food Production and Quality Assurance

Career Opportunities

This programme is for people who intend to become part-time farmers, fulltime commercial farmers or for those who wish to use the specialised technical, creative and conceptual skills and competencies to initiate and develop rural enterprises, be employed as community rural development officers, as agricultural officers with the department of agriculture, as field technicians or as sales representatives with agri-service companies.

Follow-on Studies: 

Graduates can transfer to Bachelor and Bachelor (Honours) degree courses at this or other colleges and universities in Ireland and elsewhere.

Such transfers are dependent on results and on comparability of courses.

Linkages with EU colleges open up exciting possibilities for further study.

Essential Information: 


Year one of the programme is common with the Bachelor of Business in Rural Enterprise and Agri-business course (GA 172) and is based at Mountbellew on four days per week and one day per week at GMIT in Galway.

Year two of the programme is based at Mountbellew on three days per week and at GMIT in Galway two day per week.

Students reside at Mountbellew for the first two years.

Year three is spent at the GMIT Galway campus.

There is a three-month work placement period in year two on a farm, environmental project or an agri-business.


Graduates satisfy the training requirements for farming and farm grants as follows:

  1. Students who do not wish to progress to year three may graduate with a Higher Certificate in Science on successful completion of year two. Higher Certificate graduates are entitled to get a ‘Letter of Equivalence’ to the FETAC/CAS Advanced Certificate in Agriculture (Level 6) award
  2. Similarly, graduates of the Level 7 Ordinary degree programme are entitled to get a ‘Letter of Equivalence’ to the FETAC/CAS Advanced Certificate in Agriculture (Level 6) award.

International Students Application: 

Deadline for Submission of Applications

The deadline for initial application and receipt of all supporting documents is generally the 31st of May, for entry to programmes commencing in September each year. Late applications will be accepted on a case-by-case basis from non-visa requiring applicants from (Canada, USA, Malaysia, Hong Kong, UAE, Brazil etc..) or up until the end of July for applicants from India, Nepal, China and Nigeria. Late applications are processed, and decisions made subject to capacity.

Age Requirement & Guardianship

Applicants must be at least 18 years of age at the time of registration (September of each year) on an academic programme. Candidates of 17 years of age may be considered for admission, provided the requisite guardianship arrangements are in place, prior to registration. If an applicant is made an offer and will be 17 years of age when our programme commences, then they must satisfy the Department of Justice & Equality’s requirements for Non-EU minors in Ireland. In this situation, GMIT will refer you to an external specialist agency who can advise you accordingly. Minors will not be granted a visa to enter Ireland without satisfying these requirements.


Instructions to Complete Application

  • This form is exclusively for Non-EU applicants seeking admission to GMIT on any of our Full-Time Undergraduate and Postgraduate Programmes that are on the ILEP.

  • EU applicants apply through the CAO . Some Non-EU applicants may qualify as EU applicants and qualify for EU Fees. Please refer to our Fees webpage (EU , Non-EU or Non-EU Residency Criteria) and the Admissions sector of our website for full information on fees and the qualification criteria.  Any other queries in relation to fees should be directed to

  • Please note only complete applications will be assessed

  • You should review our English Language Requirements before submitting an application. We can consider an English Language waiver if and only if, you have completed all of your education to date, through the medium of English in a native English Language speaking country

  • Please have your supporting documents ready to upload. If you have any pending transcripts or English Language Certificates etc., these should be emailed, once you receive them, to The documents required are outlined in the Upload Section below

  • Please refer to the Visa Section of our website for details of the process and required documentation when applying to the Irish Naturalisation & Immigration Service for a Study Visa


Contact Us


Dr. Seamus Lennon
Tel: 091-742081

E-mail: Seamus Lennon