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Teagasc/UCD Knowledge Transfer Masters Programme


Who should consider this Masters Programme?

The Teagasc/UCD Knowledge Transfer Masters Programme has been developed specifically to build the competencies for careers in agricultural advisory and education services whether in the public or private sector.

Applications are invited from graduates with a minimum 2.2. Honours BAgrSc (or equivalent) degree. Applications from graduates with pass level degrees coupled with significant and appropriate work experience in the sector will also be considered.

There are two programme options available to candidates:

Masters in Agricultural Innovation Support

The aim of this programme is to equip participants with the skills and knowledge to be effective in building the capacity of farmers to adopt new practices and technologies. The experience gained on this programme will position participants well for future roles in advisory services, technical consultancy and education delivery.

This Masters programme is predominantly by research (25% taught modules) and runs for 20 months (September - May). The programme includes a 14 month placement in a Teagasc advisory office or education centre. Each year applicants are presented with a list research topics to choose from. Successful candidates will be assigned a Teagasc and UCD-based thesis supervisor.

Masters in Agricultural Extension and Innovation

This is a two year taught Masters programme where complete modules for 90 credits (ECTs) while on professional placement for the duration of the programme. Modules are designed to support learning through assignments and projects focused on student’s professional placement using real life problems and challenges.

On completion of this programme, students will be competent and professional agricultural advisors, committed to on-going reflective practice and seeking more effective ways to support farmer decision making. Students will be able to develop and deliver appropriate agricultural advisory and educational programmes that serve the needs of farmers and farm families. Students will adopt the skills to reflect critically on their practice as agricultural advisors and educators and be able to identify and exploit needs and opportunities for improved practice.

UCD Teagasc Knowledge Transfer Programmes 2024 (pdf)


The value of funding is €25,000 per annum plus fees. 

To apply: UCD Teagasc Knowledge Transfer Funded Masters 2024

Closing date: Friday, 24 May 2024 at 5pm

For further information on this programme contact:

Liz O'Sullivan, Teagasc – KTmastersprogramme@teagasc.ie

Monica Gorman, School of Agriculture & Food Science, UCD – monica.gorman@ucd.ie