European MSc Degree in Food Science, Technology & Nutrition
Full time - DT218
Dr Mairead Stack
School of Biological Sciences
College of Sciences and Health
DIT Kevin Street, Dublin 8
T: 01 402 2830
Full Time - 2 Years
Open for Applications
Please note due to the great demand for our programmes early applications are assessed when received and dealt with promptly. Therefore it is advisable to make early applications for an early response. If you do not yet have your final degree results this will not hinder your application as we are happy to issue conditional offer letters in such circumstances.
This full-time Joint MSc programme is aimed at Science Graduates intending to follow or develop their career in Food Science, Technology and Nutrition as related to Food Production, Food Safety, Nutrition Policy and Health Promotion. The programme aims to foster and develop knowledge and awareness of scientific trends and health issues in a global context.
In Year 1 of this Programme the student is offered the opportunity to study in the School of Biological Sciences, DIT Kevin Street, Dublin 8 and in our partner institutes: Katholieke Hogeschool Sint-Lieven, in Gent, Belgium, Hochschule Anhalt in Germany and Universidade Catolica Portuguesa, Porto, Portugal. In Year 2 the student may study at one our associate partner institutes in India, Mexico, China, Russia and US.
This is a 2 Year full-time course. In Year 1 the student takes 6 compulsory modules and 4 optional modules. In year 2 students undertake a research project and a food industry placement.
The programme is offered in modular format based on lectures, tutorials, workshops, seminars, site visits and student-directed learning. All modules are conducted in English.
Year 1 Compulsory Modules (each 6 ECTS)
Total Quality Management
Global Food Issues
Ecological Aspects of Food Production
Year 1 Optional Modules (each 6 ECTS)
Student selects 4:
Malt and Beer Production
Production of Wine, Sparkling Wine and Spirits
Meat and Meat Products
Dairy Science and Technology
Fats and Oils
Fruits and Vegetables
Cereal and Cereal Products
Nutrition and Public Health
Year 2 Modules (compulsory):
In the first semester of Year 1 the student completes 3 Core Modules in Gent, Belgium and in the second semester the student completes the 3 remaining Core Modules at the School of Biological Sciences, DIT Kevin Street, Dublin 8. The optional modules are offered by the 4 partner Institutes. DIT offers the optional module Nutrition and Public Health. In year 2 students will complete a professional competency module through a placement in the food industry or a food related Research Centre of Excellence to gain work experience in a Food Science related area where they wish to develop their career. See our website for more information www.sefotechnut.org.
Who should apply?
This MSc is offered to all Level 8 science graduates who wish to pursue or develop their career in a Food Science related area. This course is funded under the Erasmus Mundus II programme and there are a limited number of grants offered to both International and European students each year. Grants are offered on the basis of merit and relevant work experience. Applications for Erasmus Mundus II grants are made each autumn. See our website for more information www.sefotechnut.org.
Timetable /Hours/ Assessment
Each Year 1 Module is 6 ECTS and is 3 or 4 weeks in duration dependant on the specific module. Contact hours vary from module to module but are typically 30 – 50 hours of contact per module. Assessment of each module takes place at the end of the module. Both Year 2 Modules are 30 ECTS and are 3 to 6 months in duration.
European Erasmus Mundus degree of Masters in Science (Food Science, Technology and Nutrition) (MSc SEFOTECH) which is jointly awarded by Katholieke Hogeschool Sint-Lieven, Dublin Institute of Technology, Hochschule Anhalt and Universidade Catolica Portuguesa.
Students wishing to enrol should have an (NQF Level 8) honours degree in a Science discipline or equivalent with a minimum grade of 2.2.
EU Fees for 2012/2013*
*The fees outlined for each course are provisional and are subject to change
For information on full time postgraduate fees for 2012/13 please see link.
For information on part time postgraduate fee for 2012/13 please see link.
For information on funding please see the following link: Fees and Funding