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Functional Foods and Product Development

12 months
Duration
17200 EUR/year
7358 EUR/year
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About

The Functional Foods and Product Development at University of Limerick is in-line with the UL strategic plan by supporting and sharing expertise and knowledge through education, research, and engagement for the benefit of the graduates and the enrichment of society.

Overview

About Functional Foods and Product Development at University of Limerick

The programme is innovative, up-to-date and is paved with research excellence in food science, which is a novel and top-notch approach in UL and in IrelandThe Postgraduate Diploma/M.Sc in Functional Foods & Product Development offered at the University of Limerick (UL) is delivered either over 1 year (full time) or 2 years (part-time). This innovative evidence-based interdisciplinary programme explores the theoretical and practical science and technologies behind the development and validation of functional foods, ranging from conceptualization of food development to human interventions to assess the food efficacy. 

The course program offers a wide variety of Modules that will aid the student to design in vitro (i.e., chemical and cell-based protocols) and in vivo (i.e. yeasts, animals, and human interventions) protocols. Additionally, the student will be able to analyse data and make inferences about the effectiveness/functionality of the ingredient and/or food models developed.

The Postgraduate Diploma/M.Sc in Functional Foods & Product Development offered at the University of Limerick (UL) is delivered either over 1 year (full time) or 2 years (part-time). This innovative evidence-based interdisciplinary programme explores the theoretical and practical science and technologies behind the development and validation of functional foods, ranging from conceptualization of food development to human interventions

Careers

Graduates from this course can choose a career in the areas of Food technology, Nutrition, Food chemistry and their related positions in research and development. Graduates will be able to work across a diverse range of environments to include food, beverage, and pharmaceutical industries, and in academia (i.e., PhD studies). Graduates may be eligible to progress to further post-graduate research, leading to potential career options in research institutions and academia.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Industrial Food Fermentations and Functionality
  • Industrial by-products and functional foods
  • Protein-based ingredients and functional foods
  • Nutraceuticals and Disease
  • Clinical Implications of Functional Foods

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

EU Applicants: Early application is advisable.

Credits

60 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants should normally have a primary degree (Level 8 - NFQ or other internationally recognized equivalent) with a minimum second-class hons, in a relevant branch of Food Science and Health Sciences (i.e., Nutrition and Pharmacy) or Food, Biosciences, Bioprocessing/Biotechnology and Chemical Engineering. Degrees in Chemistry, Food Technology, Food Engineering, and Biology are also accepted.
  • Qualification transcripts and certificates
  • A copy of your birth certificate (long document)
  • English translation of your qualification(s)/transcripts
  • English language competency certificate

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17200 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17200 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7358 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7358 EUR per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Limerick

850 - 1150 EUR /month
Living costs

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

Funding

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