Digital Agriculture, M.Sc. | University College Dublin | Dublin, Ireland
12 months
26400 EUR/year
8410 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Digital Agriculture programme at the University College Dublin is aimed at students and industry professionals who wish to build their knowledge and skills-base to address the complexities of developing, deploying and managing digital technology in the agriculture sector.


With a focus on design, numeracy, hardware and software technology, our students will be deeply engaged with agricultural production, and specifically technology to enhance efficiency, sustainability, resilience and reliability. The modules will be part of existing final year full-time bachelor’s and master’s degrees and are appropriate for professionals seeking to deepen existing skills or learn brand new skill sets.

The Digital Agriculture programme at the University College Dublin is delivered by a highly research-intensive and multi-disciplinary school – Ireland’s premier agri-food related research entity with excellent networks into the agri-food industry and with a particular focus on working with industry to provide sustainable technical solutions. The school’s academic staff have a major global research impact, with three professors who are among the top 1% of the most cited researchers in the world according to the latest Highly Cited Researchers list published by Clarivate.

Career & Graduate Study Opportunity

Graduates of the MSc Digital Agriculture may find employment opportunities in the following areas:

  • Agricultural machinery (e.g. Agco, CNH Industrial, Claas, John Deere)
  • Precision farming (e.g. Amazone, Lemken, Rauch, Dairymaster)
  • Decision support in agriculture (e.g. Corteva Digital Ag, Syngenta Global)
  • IoT, data and predictive analytics (e.g. BASF, Bosch, IBM, Microsoft)

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Land Use and the Environment
  • Soil Science Basics
  • Climate, Carbon and Soil
  • Soil Resources
  • Animal Science
  • Precision Agriculture

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines





Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The normal requirement is a second class honours degree, grade one (2:1). You should check the specific entry requirements for the course that you intend to apply for.  Some courses may require a higher standard for entry.
  • For applicants who do not have the required minimal entry standard, a year-long qualifying course may be available. In addition, many Master’s programmes have an associated Diploma course which, if passed at an appropriate honours level, may provide part of the necessary academic qualification for entry.
  • Courses in UCD are taught in English.  Applicants must achieve the minimum standard in a recognised English language test.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26400 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26400 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8410 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8410 EUR per year during 12 months.


  • EU students: 4,300 EUR
  • Non-EU students: 13,200 EUR

Living costs for Dublin

1100 - 1800 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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