CAFRE degree course application period extended


ARE you or a member of your family interested in studying for a degree qualification in agriculture, food, equine or horticulture?

The College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE) is still accepting applications to study on courses starting in September 2021.

Applications to study full-time at CAFRE are made through UCAS, the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service. The normal deadline for receipt of applications is January 15, but as a result of Covid-19 disruptions UCAS has announced an extension to the process to allow students to submit their applications up to 6pm on Friday, January 29.

CAFRE offers students completing A-Level or equivalent programmes with the opportunity to study for vocationally-related foundation or honours degree courses.

Greenmount Campus in Antrim offers honours and foundation degree courses in agricultural technology, sustainable agriculture and agriculture and technology. All agriculture courses at CAFRE integrate the use of extensive farming facilities offered on campus, so if your interest is in dairying, beef, sheep, machinery, technology or the environment you’ll find the facilities are outstanding in your field.

Horticulture courses are also offered at Greenmount Campus.

They currently have a foundation degree in horticulture which allows students to follow careers in the sportsturf, amenity, landscaping and production sectors.

This is a growing industry and so too are Greenmount’s courses, so keep an eye out for course announcements to enhance the horticulture course provision offered at CAFRE.

Loughry Campus offers honours and foundation degrees validated by Ulster University in the areas of food technology, food business management, food innovation and nutrition and food manufacture. Course delivery is supported by the use of the modern food technology, packaging, product innovation and sensory facilities at the Cookstown campus.

If equine is your passion, you will not find better facilities for studying an industry related qualification than at Enniskillen campus. Equine management students have the opportunity to develop their knowledge and skills in equitation, breeding, racing, science and business through the enterprises offered at Enniskillen Campus.


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