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Studying Food Science at the University College Cork

The MSc (Food Science) is a full-time taught postgraduate programme running for 12 months from the date of first registration.

 

Course Requirements 

Modules will be chosen with the approval of the Programme Board depending on the student's background.


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Food Science: Course Practicalities

Assessment

The taught modules of this course are assessed by examination in Winter, Spring and Summer. The research aspect is assessed on the quality of a substantial written dissertation.

 

Who teaches this course?

The course is taught by staff from the School of Food and Nutritional Sciences, the Department of Microbiology and the Department of Food Business and Development.

 

Why Choose This Course

UCC has a history of nearly a century of teaching and research in the food sciences and is amongst Europe’s largest multidisciplinary education and research institutions with world-class academics working in all aspects of the food area. Our first-rate facilities include extensive and well-equipped laboratories and a large pilot plant with excellent dairy, meat and bakery facilities in addition to a modern pilot-scale brewery.


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Food Science: Skills and Careers Information

On completing this course, you will be able to:

  • conduct original research in food science
  • demonstrate an understanding of scientific literature
  • apply critical thinking and problem-solving skills in food science
  • explain the techniques used in food research, in both principle and practice
  • communicate effectively with the food industry and with society at large
  • show a comprehensive understanding of current food consumer and food industry trends

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Food Science: Requirements

Candidates must be holders of a minimum Second Class Honours Grade I in a primary BSc honours degree (NFQ, Level 8) or equivalent qualification, in a discipline with a significant element of laboratory science. However, candidates with equivalent academic qualifications may be accepted subject to the approval of College under Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

 

English Language Requirements

Applicants that are non-native speakers of the English language must meet the university approved English language requirements available here.

 

For applicants with qualifications completed outside of Ireland

Applicants must meet the required entry academic grade, equivalent to Irish requirements, please find our grades comparison by country here

 

International/non-EU applicants

For full details of the non-EU application procedure please visit our how to apply pages for international students. In UCC, we use the term programme and course interchangeably to describe what a person has registered to study in UCC and its constituent colleges, schools, and departments.

Not all courses are open to international/non-EU applicants, please check the fact file above.

For more information please contact the International Office.


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University College Cork


Location: Cork Western Road
T12 YN60 Cork
Irland
South-West Region
T   +353 21 4902876
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Facts about the Masters programme

Location

Cork

Field of study

Medicine & Health Sciences

Degree

Master of Science

Language

English

Start

winter semester - 13.09.2021

Application deadline

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Type of study

Part-time

Duration of study: 2 years

Tuition fees EU: 6880 EUR / year

Tuition fees Non EU: 22130 EUR / year

Full-time

Duration of study: 1 year

Tuition fees EU: 6880 EUR / year

Tuition fees Non EU: 22130 EUR / year

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Facts about the Masters programme

Location

Cork

Field of study

Medicine & Health Sciences

Degree

Master of Science

Language

English

Start

winter semester - 13.09.2021

Application deadline

ask the institution

Type of study

Part-time

Duration of study: 2 years

Tuition fees EU: 6880 EUR / year

Tuition fees Non EU: 22130 EUR / year

Full-time

Duration of study: 1 year

Tuition fees EU: 6880 EUR / year

Tuition fees Non EU: 22130 EUR / year

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