Postgraduate Certificate Blended

Dairy Technology and Innovation

12 months
10300 EUR/year
5130 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Dairy Technology and Innovation programme at University College Cork has developed this postgraduate Certificate in Dairy Technology & Innovation in association with Teagasc – Ireland’s Agriculture and Food Development Authority.


Applicants at Dairy Technology and Innovation programme at University College Cork are usually working in the dairy industry, or as dairy industry personnel holding UCC’s Level 7 Diploma in Food Science & Technology. We are also attractive to BSc graduates with a food science, nutritional sciences or biological/life sciences background who wish to expand their knowledge into dairy technology


In line with the development of a knowledge economy, this qualification will enable and empower dairy industry personnel and those wishing to join the industry to implement best practices, embrace new technological developments in dairy processing.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Milk production and quality
  • Dairy chemistry
  • Trends and dynamics across dairy markets
  • Dairy processing technology

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Candidates must be graduates of an NFQ Level 8 degree programme (or equivalent) in food science, nutritional sciences, agricultural sciences, microbiology, biochemistry, engineering or related biological sciences with a minimum second class honours (grade 2), ideally with experience working in the dairy industry.
  • Holders of UCC’s Level 7 Diploma in Food Science and Technology with a minimum second class honours (grade 1) and a minimum of two years’ experience working in the dairy industry will also be eligible for admission.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    10300 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10300 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5130 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5130 EUR per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Cork

860 - 1400 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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