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Gastronomy and Food Studies

Technological University Dublin

24 months
2700 EUR/year
2700 EUR/year
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The Gastronomy and Food Studies programme offered by  Dublin Institute Of Technology is the first Masters programme in Ireland to offer graduates a solid underpinning in the three pillars of Gastronomy & Food Studies: History, Society, and Practice.


The Gastronomy and Food Studies programme offered by  Dublin Institute Of Technology  will examine the key forces and policies that influence the modern food system by investigating the impact of history on contemporary foodways.

The food landscape in Ireland and indeed globally is under ever-increasing scrutiny from a wide range of commentators and this programme will satisfy the growing interest in Food Studies.

By amalgamating shared learning with focused networking opportunities, the programme will develop transferrable, interpersonal communication skills whilst encouraging creative and critical thinkers who will become life-long learners and advocates for Irish food and international food culture.

Career opportunities

Graduates of this MA Gastronomy and Food Studies Programme will be uniquely positioned and equipped to seek employment opportunities in an ever-expanding range of disciplines and to pursue a multitude of career paths. The strength of the graduate will lie in their diversity of knowledge and exposure to a range of subject areas. Successful graduates will be able to contribute to the arenas of Food Policy (government agencies, NGOs, advocacy, non-profit and philanthropic organisations), Art and Media, Food Writing and Communications, Teaching and Academia, Food and Beverage Consultancy, Food Tourism or as Brand Ambassadors. In addition, graduates may move into creative and entrepreneurial leadership roles within the broader culinary and food industries.

Programme Aims

The MA Gastronomy and Food Studies curriculum aims to equip learners with the knowledge, skills and competence necessary to develop meaningful careers in the broader academic, practical, societal and policy / advocacy areas encompassed by Food and Beverage.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Gastronomy and Food Studies
  • Global Cultural History of Food
  • Politics of the Global Food System
  • Post-Graduate Research Methodology
  • Food Writing and Media
  • History of Irish Food: Applying the Past
  • Dissertation

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Successful completion of an undergraduate (level 8) degree or equivalent at honours classification (2.1 or higher). 
  • Successful completion of an undergraduate degree (Ordinary or Bachelor) or equivalent (level 7), together with significant industrial or academic experience
  • In addition, all shortlisted candidates will be required to attend an interview or in the case of overseas candidates unable to travel, interviews can be conducted via Skype. Applicants are required to produce evidence of the minimum English language proficiency requirement for overseas applicants i.e. a minimum score of 7.0 in IELTS or equivalent.

Work experience

Significant industrial experience comprises a minimum of 3 years in a supervisory role/ senior position in a related industry.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    2700 EUR/year
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    Based on the tuition of 2700 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2700 EUR/year
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    Based on the tuition of 2700 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Dublin

1100 - 1800 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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