Culinary Innovation and Food Product Development / Nuálaíocht Cócaireachta agus Forbairt Táirgí Bia

Sept 2020 – Grangegorman Campus

Applicants will normally hold a second class honours bachelor degree (level 8), lower division (2.2) or higher in the area of the culinary arts or a food related discipline. Applicants who do not meet the minimum academic requirements, but who have significant professional or vocational experience in culinary arts or food related areas shall also be considered. In addition to an application form, candidates may be required to attend for interview and submit documentary proof of relevant experience and ability to undertake this programme.

Note: Due to the considerable competition for our postgraduate programmes satisfying the minimum entry requirement is not a guarantee of a place. Depending on the programme of study applications will be assessed based on your academic grades and may also take into account your work/life experience. Applicants may also be required to attend for interview for specific programmes.

If any applicant has a medically diagnosed food allergy (note; not an intolerance), these programmes are not recommended. 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 programme (offered in both full and part-time format) is designed to uniquely bridge the knowledge gap between science, business and the culinary arts. It offers a combination of critical, reflective and technical knowledge of the development of innovative food products.

There are nine core modules, an optional module and a dissertation. Full-time learners undertake the modules over three semesters. Part-time learners undertake the modules over five semesters.

The following modules are currently offered:

  • Culinary Ingredients and Food Product Development Concepts
  • Technology and Innovation Management
  • Gastronomy and Culture
  • Life Cycle and Therapeutic Nutrition
  • Food Prototype Development and Evaluation
  • Food Regulatory Affairs
  • New Food Business creation
  • Marketing Communications and Consumer Behaviour
  • Post-Graduate Research Methodology

Optional modules (any one may be selected from the faculty suite of modules subject to availability and demand), and may include:

  • Molecular Gastronomy
  • Food Packaging Design
  • Intercultural Studies
  • Sports and Exercise Nutrition

There are nine core modules, an optional module and a dissertation. Full-time learners undertake the modules over three semesters. Part-time learners undertake the modules over five semesters.

The following modules are currently offered:

  • Culinary Ingredients and Food Product Development Concepts
  • Technology and Innovation Management
  • Gastronomy and Culture
  • Life Cycle and Therapeutic Nutrition
  • Food Prototype Development and Evaluation
  • Food Regulatory Affairs
  • New Food Business creation
  • Marketing Communications and Consumer Behaviour
  • Post-Graduate Research Methodology

Optional modules (any one may be selected from the faculty suite of modules subject to availability and demand), and may include:

  • Molecular Gastronomy
  • Food Packaging Design
  • Intercultural Studies
  • Sports and Exercise Nutrition

Part-time learners are normally have an average of six contact hours per week, comprising lectures, tutorials and practical sessions.Modules will normally be delivered on one day/evening per week (part-time).

EU PART TIME SEPTEMBER START

Applications open from Monday, 4th November 2019.

TU Code

TU232

Level

NFQ Level 9

Award

MSC

Duration

2 years

Course Type

Postgraduate

Mode of Study

Part Time

Method of Delivery

Classroom

Commencement Date

September 2020

Location

City Centre: Grangegorman

Fees

Fees

Contact Us

Ms Anna Cruickshank (Full-Time)

Contact Us

School Office