During the Food & Agribusiness Management degree, you will learn how the principles of economics and business management apply to farming, food production and marketing. You will gain an understanding of how the Irish and international food systems deliver food products and services that people want, and how farmers and food manufacturers can produce profitably, while also taking care of the natural environment. The four year degree provides a unique opportunity to understand both business and science, focusing on the agri-food sector - Irelands largest indigenous industry. You will learn skills that can be used across a wide range of jobs both within and outside the agri-food sector. You will study core science subjects in first year, and then develop your agribusiness knowledge with specialist modules. Students spend an average of 40 hours a week attending lectures and tutorials, as well as participating in laboratory-based workshops and undertaking independent study. A combination of end-of-semester written examinations and continuous assessment is used. In your final year, you will also prepare a dissertation on an agribusiness research topic.