FAQ

How can attending the modules benefit me?
The training that this programme offers will complement the scientific research skills learned as part of undertaking your specific research project. Modules in the AFGDP give you an appreciation of activities and developments in the wider Agri-Food sector as well as developing some of your transferable skills. Some significant outcomes of this will be inter-disciplinary idea generation, building your professional network, strengthening of inter-institutional links and ideas of your future career path. In addition each module is worth 5 ECTS credits.

Who can attend the modules?
Any postgraduate researcher in an agri-food discipline in a universities and research institutions in Ireland are free to register to attend a module. Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis, and priority will be given to researchers funded by DAFM under either a FIRM or STIMULUS project.

How much do the modules cost?
The programme covers the cost of the module and meals but does not cover accommodation or travel costs.

Where are the modules held?
Modules are usually based in UCD or UCC but specialist modules are held in other locations such as Teagasc, Moorepark and Dublin City University.