Food Science, M.Sc. | University College Cork | Cork, Ireland
12 months
23100 EUR/year
6880 EUR/year
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Food Science MSc at University College Cork is a full-time taught postgraduate programme running for 12 months from the date of first registration.


Learning outcomes

The taught modules of Food Science MSc at University College Cork  are assessed by examination in Winter, Spring and Summer. The research aspect is assessed on the quality of a substantial written dissertation.

On completing this course, you will be able to:

  • conduct original research in food science
  • demonstrate an understanding of scientific literature
  • apply critical thinking and problem-solving skills in food science
  • explain the techniques used in food research, in both principle and practice
  • communicate effectively with the food industry and with society at large
  • show a comprehensive understanding of current food consumer and food industry trends

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Food Business: Markets and Policy
  • Advanced Analytical Methods
  • Cereals and Related Beverages
  • Microbial Food Safety
  • Functional Foods for Health
  • Hygienic Production of Food
  • Public Health Nutrition
  • Sensory Analysis in Nutrition 

Key information


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

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

  • Candidates must be holders of a minimum Second Class Honours Grade I in a primary BSc honours 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).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23100 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23100 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6880 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6880 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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