University College Cork Eligible Degree and Option: BSc Food Science Option: Food Chemistry and Processing Technology Option

Location: Cork, Ireland




Program Description

Ireland's agri-food industry is a key component to our modern economy. It accounts for 8% of GDP, with over 160,000 jobs. It is responsible for a major proportion of exports of Irish-owned enterprises and its products are sold in over 170 markets around the world. Annual food output exceeds €16 billion, and the sector contributes €7 billion in exports. UCC has a national and international reputation for provision of quality education in the Food Area and has state of the art facilities.

The School of Food and Nutritional Science is proud to prepare student for the agri-food industry.  Courses available include BSc Food Science (CK505), BSc Nutritional Sciences (CK504), BSc Food Marketing and Entrepreneurship (CK502) and BSc International Development and Food Policy (CK506).  An integral part of each BSc programme is a six month paid Industrial Placement during year three. This provides a practical insight into business and the development of business contacts.

Food Science graduates are equipped with the knowledge and technical know-how to work in a diverse range of food related careers. The course covers a wide range of study from fundamental chemistry and microbiology of food to modern processes for commercialisation in state of the art research facilities. UCC Food Science graduates have a strong track-record of taking senior positions in the Irish food industry in areas such as food production and management, quality assurance and research and development.