Food Security Policy and Management, M.Sc. | University College Cork | Cork, Ireland
M.Sc. On Campus

Food Security Policy and Management

12 months
15400 EUR/year
7630 EUR/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


This Food Security Policy and Management course at University College Cork is designed to equip recent graduates and professionals  with the  knowledge, skills and competencies needed to work in the  field of  food security, particularly policy and programme management.


The Food Security Policy and Management programme at University College Cork aims to provide students with skills that can be applied particularly in the areas of project and programme management, policy development and implementation, and impact assessment of programmes aimed at improving food security and dietary quality. 

Learning outcomes

The course is open to students from a wide range of backgrounds, including economics, nutrition, food security, international development, humanitarian assistance and programme management. 

Course inputs will be provided by experienced faculty from a range of disciplines, as well as senior development professionals from a range of international institutions.  Graduates of the programme are ideally qualified for positions in Irish and international development agencies, policy and research institutes, and consultancies across the public, private and non-profit/NGO sectors.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Sustainable Food Systems
  • Economics of Agri-Food Markets and Value Chain Analysis
  • Health Information Systems and e-Health Analysis
  • Public Health Nutrition: From Principles to Practice
  • Programme Planning and Impact Assessment

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


90 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • For Irish/EU applicants: at least a Second Class Honours Grade 2 [2H2] (or EU equivalent) in a primary degree (NFQ, Level 8 Honours) or equivalent, in a relevant subject. 
  • Consideration may be given to applicants who do not hold a second class honours degree but who have at least five years general professional experience in a relevant field or three years managerial/specialist experience, subject to approval of the Programme Director and the Head of the College of Business & Law.
  • For non-EU applicants: at least a UCC 2H2 in their primary degree, or equivalent in a relevant subject. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15400 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15400 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7630 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7630 EUR for the full programme 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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