Co-operatives, Agri-Food and Sustainable Development, M.Sc. | University College Cork | Cork, Ireland
M.Sc. On Campus

Co-operatives, Agri-Food and Sustainable Development

12 months
18900 EUR/year
10630 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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This MSc Co-operatives, Agri-Food and Sustainable Development course at University College Cork will give participants a deeper understanding of co-operatives, sustainable development and the agri-food system.


This is a unique course in Co-operatives, Agri-Food and Sustainable Development at University College Cork, with a very strong practical emphasis and will equip participants with the organisational and management skills needed to make innovative contributions to the development of local economies, with particular emphasis on co-operatives, social enterprises and food businesses in Ireland and overseas. 

Program Learning Outcomes

It is aimed at graduates from a wide range of disciplines who wish to pursue careers in sustainable development and innovative practice leading to positions in the food sector (ranging from local food enterprises to large multi-nationals), local and international rural development, shared and collaborative economy, NGOs, innovative community businesses including co-operatives and social enterprises, local and regional enterprise development, corporate social responsibility, policy formulation and analysis.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Contemporary Socio-Economic and Environmental Issues 
  • Co-operative and Collaborative Responses
  • Sustainable Rural Development
  • Economics of Agri-Food Markets and Value Chain Analysis
  • Global Food Policy Issues 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


90 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A minimum Second Class Honours in a primary honours degree.
  • Consideration may be given to applicants who do not hold a second class honours degree but who have sufficient relevant experience, subject to approval by the Cork University Business School (CUBS).                 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18900 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18900 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    10630 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10630 EUR per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Cork

860 - 1400 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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