The BSc (Honours) in Organic Agriculture aims is to provide learners with a cross-disciplinary education in the fields of business and science with a particular emphasis on the application of these to organic agricultural systems. Learners will be exposed to the most up to date knowledge in the area of organic food production including the regulations around the marketing and distributing of these products.
Over the duration of the programme, the learner will have gained knowledge in the production of fruit and vegetables, meat and dairy products that confirm to the rigorous standards of organic food production. Guest lecturers and field trips will be used to complement the classroom based activities, exposing the learner to industry leaders in the area of organic agriculture.
Upon graduation, the learner will be well placed to gain employment in both organic and conventional agricultural settings.
Tourism is one of Ireland’s most important and growing economic sectors, supporting jobs on both national and international level. Festivals and events are critical for tourism growth as they specifically attract both domestic and overseas visitors to Ireland and contribute significantly to the economy every year. Event management has become an integral element of the Irish tourism offering. Demand is growing for high-calibre graduates who have the necessary skills to develop their careers in this exciting industry.
The course combines tourism and event modules with a strong business, entrepreneurial and research focus. From project management, to designing websites, to understanding key management issues relating to events in the tourism sector, this course equips students with the required knowledge and skill set to develop careers in this area.
Is this course for you?
If you are interested in a career in an exciting and dynamic industry where your contribution can make a difference, then Tourism and Event Management may be the course for you.
The agri-food sector is one of Ireland’s most important indigenous manufacturing sectors, accounting for employment of around 150,000 people. It includes approximately 600 food and drinks firms throughout the country that export 85% of our food and seafood to more than 160 countries worldwide.
This programme focuses on agricultural science, agri-business, agricultural engineering and agricultural systems. Students will develop knowledge in areas such as sensing technology, electro-pneumatics, electro-hydraulics, automation, Agribusiness, management, marketing and product pricing.
It is also envisaged that graduates of this programme will have Young Trained Farmer status.
Course options include:
Applicants should choose Common Entry if they are undecided on their speciality and can decide on their degree option at the end of Year 2. Applicants that select a specific degree option at CAO stage are guaranteed a place on that programme, subject to meeting the entry requirements and points. All applicants may change their selection up to the end of Year 2 and must confirm specialism at this point.
Business touches on almost every aspect of modern human society and careers in business are diverse and often highly rewarding. At undergraduate level students can gain a foundation in key areas of the business world, before choosing a specialisation. Digital marketing plays an increasingly important role, involving most areas of business including, branding, public relations, publishing and customer engagement.
This four-year honours degree programme equips students with a broad skill-base ensuring graduates will have a wide range of career options. The first two years of this programme provides students with a foundation in business, with some electives. After two years, students decide on their chosen area of specialism.
The Digital Marketing stream is for graduates who are interested in a career in business with specialist skills in digital marketing. The digital marketing option develops specialist technical skills and knowledge including e-business, digital media design and marketing management.
The Business stream provides graduates with a broad-based Bachelor of Business (Honours) structured around management, finance and economics, business technology and marketing. There is a strong emphasis on the application of knowledge and skills in an international context, through modules such as international business; european economics and innovative business.
Visual Communication and Design is a problem-solving practice that uses image, text, print and screen to communicate messages. This discipline originates from graphic design and now incorporates the traditional skills of drawing, printing, photography, typography and other graphic processes with the new digital realms of video, web and animation.
This course is designed to facilitate a transition from novice student to creative practitioner. Students are taught a variety of skills to achieve this. This highly practical course features a studio environment where students complete projects in a variety of 2D design disciplines, such as: branding; illustration; packaging; typography; advertising; layout; signage; websites; games; moving image, video and animation.
Business is the interaction between people, processes and exchange. It plays an important part in our daily lives along with driving innovation and prosperity in our communities.
This course equips students with the applied skills and knowledge needed to pursue a career in a variety of areas such as commercial activity, entrepreneurship, public service, government and the not-for-profit sector. The course is structured around four key pillars – management, finance/economics, business technology and marketing.
The first two years of this programme provide students with a foundation in business, with some electives. After two years, students decide on their chosen area of specialism in either Business or Business with Digital Marketing. Depending on your choice and your areas of interest there are also electives are available in Commercial Law, Fund Accounting and Global Economics.
In Year 3, you will also undertake a professional work placement where you will put your learning into practice and gain practical experience.
Early childhood education and practice involves supporting babies and young children to become competent and confident learners through loving relationships with others. Children require high-quality education and care during their formative years. Research indicates that the higher the professional qualification of the educator working with the children, the higher the quality of the setting and the children’s experiences in it.
This honours degree in Early Childhood Education and Practice enables the student to study a diverse range of subjects in order to gain a deep understanding of babies and children from birth to six years of age. Students develop a knowledge and understanding of Aistear, the Early Childhood Curriculum Framework and Síolta, the National Quality Framework for Early Childhood Education, essential for professional work in this area of practice.
The MSc in Data Science NFQ Level 9 programme is designed to meet current industry needs and provides students with a thorough theoretical and practical grounding in the analysis and utilisation of large data sets, together with experience in conducting data science development projects, thereby preparing graduates for positions of responsibility in the Big Data and IT industries.
As well as studying a range of core taught modules, learners will undertake a significant research and/or programming project to further enhance their skillset from the creation of a project proposal to the delivery and deployment of a significant data science project.
This innovative programme will build on participants’ professional and personal skills in areas such as presentation, communication and soft skills as well as data science development, integration and critical thinking around the design, implementation and deployment of data science solutions and systems in industry.
What will I be able to do when I finish this programme?
The aim of this programme is to provide learners with an understanding and ability to critically evaluate and utilise data analytics and the associated processes, systems, algorithms, technologies and insights garnered, ethically, in appropriate contexts. The programme also focuses on current research in the field and enables participants to review and critically assess this research.
What subjects will I study?
Programming for Data Scientists
Data and Data Storage Technology
Statistics for Data Science
Infrastructure for Big Data
Data Analytics and Algorithms
Data Visualisation and Insight
This course focuses on the prevention, assessment and diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries related to physical activities.
This course equips students with the skills to manage the assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of injured individuals by offering a unique blend of academic theory, practical workshops and clinical placements in the final year. Students on this course enjoy state-of-the-art facilities with an elite gym and a fully equipped dedicated rehabilitation unit.
Is this course for you?
Are you interested in working in the management of sports injuries? If you are a conscientious individual, with good communication skills and would like to encourage and motivate people while studying and working in a sport and exercise setting, then this course is the perfect choice for you.
This is a 4 year level 8 course of study designed to prepare students for professional careers in Social Care Work and facilitate students who wish to pursue a specific area of interest.
The overall aim of the course is to develop critically reflective, skilled and ethically aware practitioners with the capacity to build professional relationships, in partnership with vulnerable individuals and groups who experience marginalisation, disadvantage or special needs.
The course involves the study of related disciplines of Applied Social Studies, Professional Practice, Sociology, Social Policy, Psychology and Law and Personal and Professional Development.
Entry will only be permitted at year one and applications in relation to RPL, advanced entry and module exemption applications for any year will not be accepted and reviewed for these programmes.
Applicants who seek entry into the BA (Hons) in Applied Social Studies in Social Care will be permitted once they have completed the Bachelor of Arts in Applied Social Care, Waterford Campus or equivalent programme.