M.Sc. Blended

Agricultural Innovation and Entrepreneurship

12 months
17750 EUR/year
8200 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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This Master’s in Agricultural Innovation and Entrepreneurship at National University of Ireland, Galway, a one-year distance education/blended learning entrepreneurship development programme, aims to fill the gap in terms of entrepreneurship/intrapreneurship skills for the agri-ecosystem in Ireland. 


About Agricultural Innovation and Entrepreneurship at National University of Ireland, Galway

Key stakeholders include micro, small, medium and large agri-companies as well as farmers. The aim of this course is to teach people how to identify areas for innovation specifically within the agri-domain, to create innovation-driven enterprises or to create new business units within an existing company. Particular consideration is given to helping students address:

  • Challenges around commercialising innovations (ideas and technologies);
  • Business constraints and guidelines (margins, CAGR, lifetime value, COCA, etc.);
  • Other difficulties related to getting new agri-products to sizeable markets (“crossing the chasm”).


This Agricultural Innovation and Entrepreneurship course at National University of Ireland, Galway will help to better guide students and increase their skills, to share best practices in entrepreneurship in the agri-domain and to accelerate innovation maturation and transfer into business. It will ideally place students to fill the agri-startup and innovation pipeline into the west of Ireland as well as nationally.

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Customer-focused problem identification
  • Problem validation
  • Market analysis
  • Technology viability assessment
  • Competitive positioning
  • Team building
  • Product lifecycle planning
  • Marketing strategy
  • Sales channel analysis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines





Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants should hold an undergraduate degree, first or second class honours in any discipline, along with three years of relevant industrial experience; or an Ordinary or 3rd class honours undergraduate degree, along with five years of relevant industrial experience; or a recognised professional qualification and five years of relevant industrial experience. Candidates who do not meet the minimum entry criteria may be interviewed to ascertain their suitability for the programme.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17750 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17750 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8200 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8200 EUR per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Galway

800 - 1100 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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