The Postgraduate Diploma in Sustainable Agriculture and Land Use with Innovation at Munster Technological University will provide learners with the skills to recognise intrinsic issues which require both environmental and agricultural understanding to ensure a framework of sustainability for the Agri-Food industry for future generations. This programme enables learners to focus on advanced education and training in creating, implementing, and overseeing solutions to minimise the environmental impact of agriculture production and utilising pathways to mitigate the biodiversity challenges. This postgraduate diploma has been designed to meet the high demand for scientists at level 9, with the knowledge and technical leadership requirements to develop solutions together with local and global networks.
Key features include the identification of areas where environmental pressures are evident from water to biodiversity and the intradisciplinary skills required to implement solutions. The programme examines the move towards more sustainable farming practices by improving the environmental and climate-related performance resilience of the farming sector, demonstrating that well-functioning agricultural knowledge and innovation systems can deliver knowledge flow and new insights. The One Health approach - that the health of humans is linked to that of animals and the environment they occupy is examined as are emerging techniques in the area of Agricultural Innovation and the utilisation of Big Data.
On successful completion of the programme students will have gained 60 credits at NFQ level 9 which may contribute to the achievement of other academic awards e.g. pathway for MSc qualification.
- Soil Management
- One Health
- Climate Change and Mitigation
- Knowledge Transfer and Innovation
- Air and Water Quality
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
DisciplinesSustainable Development Agriculture View 13 other Masters in Sustainable Development in Ireland
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:
- Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
- Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
- Home contents and baggage
- Legal aid
We partnered with Aon to provide you with the best affordable student insurance, for a carefree experience away from home.Get your student insurance now
Start from €0.53/day, free cancellation any time.
Remember, countries and universities may have specific insurance requirements. To learn more about how student insurance work at Munster Technological University and/or in Ireland, please visit Student Insurance Portal.
- Applicants must hold an honours NFQ level 8 qualification in Agriculture/Wildlife/Environmental Science or a related discipline.
International13500 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 13500 EUR per year during 12 months.
EU/EEA5400 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 5400 EUR per year during 12 months.
- For applicants who do not meet the Springboard+ eligibility criteria fees are €5,400
Living costs for Cork
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.