Nutritional Sciences, Postgraduate Certificate | University College Cork | Cork, Ireland
Postgraduate Certificate On Campus

Nutritional Sciences

24 months
25130 EUR/year
12130 EUR/year
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The PG Dip Nutritional Sciences is a full-time programme at University College Cork running for 9 months from the date of first registration for the programme.


University College Cork has a long history of teaching and research in food and nutritional sciences and now is amongst Europe’s largest multidisciplinary education and research institutions with world-class academics working in all aspects of the food and nutritional sciences.

On successful completion of this Nutritional Sciences programme, students should be able to:

  • Conduct a comprehensive literature search using all available resources of seminal and recent research in a specified topic
  • Analyse, synthesise and summarise information critically, including published research or reports, and write a well-constructed and concise scientific report.
  • Explain the principles of, and apply in practice, techniques used in nutritional sciences research;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between nutrition and the development of disease and disorders;
  • Demonstrate the importance of nutrition to facilitate optimum physical and mental development and maintenance of health throughout life;     
  • Apply critical thinking skills to solve problems in nutrition;
  • Communicate effectively on nutrition-related issues with different stakeholders;
  • Demonstrate the capacity to undertake lifelong learning.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Library Project in Nutritional Sciences
  • Integration and Regulation of Nutrient Metabolism
  • Minerals in Health and Disease
  • Food Security and Implications for Human Nutrition
  • Advances in Vitamins and Other Dietary Bioactives
  • Nutritional Epidemiology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Candidates must be holders of a minimum Second Class Honours, Grade I in a BSc (Hons) Degree (NFQ, Level 8, or equivalent) in a Human Biology-related discipline including a significant element of biochemistry and/ or physiology. Under Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), graduates with a Second Class Honours Grade II degree will be considered on a case-by-case basis subject to the approval of the Director of the PG Dip in Nutritional Sciences.
  • Candidates with a BSc in Nutritional Sciences or closely related programmes are not eligible for admission.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25130 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25130 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    12130 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12130 EUR per year during 24 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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