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Studying Food Sciene and Technology at the University College Cork

The Higher Diploma in Food Science and Technology will provide you with an excellent education in various aspects of food science, food technology and food microbiology.

 Subjects that you will cover during the course include:

  •     food proteins
  •     food fats
  •     food macromolecules
  •     sensory science
  •     food packaging
  •     food processing and preservation
  •     food microbiology

 

UCC has a 100-year history of teaching and research in the food sciences and is currently one of Europe’s largest multidisciplinary education and research institutions. You will be taught by world-class academics who work in all aspects of food science. 

 

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 unique pilot-scale brewery.

 

The course is one year full-time, or two years part-time.

 

On successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  •     apply the principles of food chemistry and technology and food microbiology        to food systems
  •     demonstrate an ability to perform selected techniques in food analysis
  •     develop the capacity to undertake lifelong learning
  •     communicate effectively with the food industry and with society at large.

 


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Food Sciene and Technology: Course Practicalities

The Higher Diploma in Food Science and Technology is a challenging course and it is intended to be full time.  You will be expected to attend lectures and laboratory classes or be engaged in your academic work from 9 am to 5 pm each working day from September to May.

 

Assessment

Assessment is principally by end-of-semester written examinations. There are also some elements of continuous assessment.

 

Who teaches this course

For details of teaching staff in the School of Food and Nutritional Sciences please go to http://www.ucc.ie/en/fns/about/Staff---F&NS/.

For details of the teaching staff in the Department of Microbiology please go to: http://www.ucc.ie/en/microbiology/Staff/AcademicStaff/

 

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. You will be taught by world-class academics who work in all areas of food science. 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 Sciene and Technology: Skills and Careers Information

On successful completion of this course, you will have a solid foundation in food science. You will also understand the principles and practical application of the processing and preservation technologies used in the food industry. You can use your knowledge as a basis for further study or for employment in food-related industries.

 


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Food Sciene and Technology: Requirements

Eligible candidates must have a HETAC/NCEA Ordinary Degree/Diploma (with Merit or Distinction) or a Level 7 (Pass) degree in Food Science or in a cognate discipline.

 

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

Science & Mathematics

Degree

Higher Diploma in Food Science and Technology

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: 6130 EUR / year

Tuition fees Non EU: 18130 EUR / year

Full-time

Duration of study: 1 year

Tuition fees EU: 6130 EUR / year

Tuition fees Non EU: 18130 EUR / year

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Facts about the Masters programme

Location

Cork

Field of study

Science & Mathematics

Degree

Higher Diploma in Food Science and Technology

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: 6130 EUR / year

Tuition fees Non EU: 18130 EUR / year

Full-time

Duration of study: 1 year

Tuition fees EU: 6130 EUR / year

Tuition fees Non EU: 18130 EUR / year

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