M.Sc. On Campus

AgriFood Sustainability and Technology

National University of Ireland, Galway

12 months
24140 EUR/year
7760 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The AgriFood Sustainability and Technology programme of the National University of Ireland, Galway generates graduates with the interdisciplinary skills to respond to such challenges and opportunities both in Ireland, and in other leading agrifood nations worldwide.


About AgriFood Sustainability and Technology at National University of Ireland, Galway

The agrifood sector is Ireland’s largest indigenous industry employing over 150,000 people, involving over 600 leading companies, and generating an annual output of over €24 billion. Globally, food and agriculture (agrifood) is an US$8 trillion industry, responsible for feeding the planet and employing 40% of the global workforce. To meet demand for food, feed, fibre and other agri-derived products, our agriculture and food systems need to transition towards more sustainable models. This will require a focus on sustainability combined with technological, institutional, business and social innovations that can produce more agriproducts on the same footprint of land, while also reducing resource demands and the environmental footprint of agriculture. 


Graduates of the MSc (AgriFood Sustainability & Technology) will fill a critical skills gap in the workplace for graduates who have the multidisciplinary knowledge and skills regarding agrifood sustainability and innovation to drive positive change in the agrifood sector in Ireland and globally. Graduates will be provided with significant career training throughout the program so that they will be highly competitive for positions in leading-edge agrifood companies and public sector organisations (e.g., government agencies, regulatory bodies, etc) in Ireland and globally. Graduates who are interested in establishing their own enterprises or companies will also be facilitated by the MSc (AgriFood Sustainability & Technology) programme.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Writing a Review Article on a Sustainable Development Topic
  • Understanding Ireland’s Agriculture & AgriFood Sector
  • AgriFood Sustainability & Agri-Resilience Challenges
  • Understanding AgriBusiness & AgriFood Market Trends
  • AgriFood Career, Communication & Impact Pathway Skills
  • Food Systems, Diets, Nutrition & Technology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • NQAI Level 8 honours degree or equivalent to a minimum standard of Second Class Honours, Grade 1 or equivalent in an appropriate discipline is required.
  • proof of identity, English language qualification if applicable, academic transcripts, an academic recommendation, Personal Statement (max. 600 words), two-page CV.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24140 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24140 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7760 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7760 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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