The level eight course in agriculture in Letterkenny Institute of Technology (LyIT) may be in its infancy, but already the course is providing significant opportunity for those in the northwest regions to study agricultural science.

With 13 level eight agricultural-based courses across Ireland, this course is one of the only ones in the northwest area. It is therefore giving students in the region a chance to study here. However, while students from Donegal and neighbouring counties are prevalent in terms of representation in the programme, the geographical spread of students is impressive at this early stage.