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Earn a Masters / Post Graduate Diploma in Organic Farming from the comfort of your own home.
This course is studied online (part-time) through distance learning. This allows those in continuing employment or with family commitments to participate.
With the exception of several weekend schools and a short study tour, the learning is carried out in the student’s own home, workplace, or suitable location.
There are eight taught modules providing a range of technical, marketing, management, work experience and professional skills development. A study tour is also used to visit a range of organic and conventional farms as well as businesses operating in the organic food supply and distribution chain.
Organic Crop Production
Organic Farming Profession
Organic Forage and Livestock Production
Soils and Nutrient Cycling
Organic Farming Case Study
Organic Arming Work Placement
Issues in Organic Farming
Marketing & Business Management in the Organic Farming Sector
MSc Project (taken following successful completion of taught modules)
Please contact the NOTS office for information on costs and starting date.
Places on this course are limited. As this is an academic post-graduate course, applicants are required to submit a detailed CV to NOTS and attend interview.
Dry Stone Farm Wall Workshop - Sligo (April)
20th of April 2019
The McGee Hall, Dromore West, Sligo
Practical Introduction to Biological Farming
29th of April 2019
Kilbride Community Centre, Four Mile House, Roscommon
Dry Stone Farm Wall Workshop - Sligo (May)
4th of May 2019
Streedagh Gate Lodge, Grange, County Sligo
The Business of Staying in Business
May 7th, 8th, 9th
Abbeyleix Manor Hotel
The Business of Catering
4 days over 4 weeks. Dates: May 15th, 16th 23rd and June 5th
Abbeyleix Manor Hotel
Organic Production Principles Leitrim
Weekend 1 - 28th/29th June & Weekend 2 - 12th/13th July 2019
Drumshanbo Enterprise Centre
MSc / PGDip in Organic Farming
Online / Distance Learning
UCC MSc Co-Operative and Social Enterprise
Start Date - 9th of September 2019
Sourdough Bread Making - Level 1 (September)
Tuesday 24th of September
Seed Saving Course - Cloughjordan (October)
Sat, 5th of October 2019
Cloughjordan Community Farm, The Eco Village, Cloughjordan, County Tipperary
Sourdough Bread Making Level 1 - October
Tuesday 15th Oct