Food is necessary for human survival, is an important source of pleasure, and plays an enormous role in the global economy. Microbes play an essential role in food preservation and safety, food for health and food biotechnology. These are growing areas in all global economies. University College Cork Microbiology has established a global reputation in food microbiology, based on its research profile and the impact of its graduates in the food industry.
With Food Microbiology MSc, University College Cork, students may also wish to take advantage of the limited number of optional industry placements which are available on this course for the research dissertation.
Much of the course is delivered by active research staff who are global leaders in a number of food microbiology fields (microbiological safety of foods, food/milk fermentation, probiotics, and bacteriocins). Our first-rate facilities include extensive, well equipped laboratories with state of the art analytical/technology platforms.
- Food Fermentation and Mycology
- Microbial Food Safety
- Food Biotechnology
- Hygienic Production of Food
- Functional Foods for Health
- Analytical Food Microbiology
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , National
DisciplinesMicrobiology Food Sciences View 20 other Masters in Food Sciences in Ireland
- Candidates must be holders of a minimum Second Class Honours Grade II in a primary honours BSc degree (NFQ, Level 8), or equivalent qualification, in a discipline with a significant element of laboratory science.
- However, candidates with equivalent academic qualifications may be accepted subject to the approval of College under Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). The number of places is limited and selection will be made on the basis of the candidate's performance in his/her primary degree or interview.
International23100 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 23100 EUR per year during 12 months.
EU/EEA6880 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 6880 EUR per year during 12 months.
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