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Full time September MSc 1 year full time
Biological Sciences (4) Food Sciences (15)

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The Food Microbiology MSc programme at UCC is designed to provide you with advanced knowledge and practical skills in the field of food microbiology. This one-year full-time course covers a range of topics including food safety, fermentation, biotechnology, and the impact of diet on health. With a strong emphasis on research, you will have the opportunity to conduct a six-month lab-based research dissertation. The programme is open to candidates with a minimum Second Class Honours Grade II in a relevant discipline, although equivalent qualifications will also be considered. Graduates will be well-equipped for careers in the food industry, research, and regulatory sectors.

About the course

In addition to its role as a source of pleasure, food is necessary for human survival. Food is fundamental to our existence and plays an enormous role in the global economy. Microbes play an essential role in food preservation and safety, food for health, and food biotechnology and these are growing areas for all global economies. The School of Microbiology at UCC has established a global reputation in food microbiology, based on its research profile and the impact of its graduates in the food industry.

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Entry Requirements

Applicants must have a Second Class Honours Grade I in a primary honours degree (NFQ, Level 8) in a discipline with a significant element of laboratory science.

Consideration under Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) may also be given to applicants who do not meet the above entry requirements but who have other relevant experience. To demonstrate other relevant experience, applicants will be assessed on the following criteria and an interview may also be required.

Academic achievement
Relevant professional experience
Personal statement
Reference
Interview (as required)




Fees

EU Fee (Full-time): €7,810
Non EU Fee (Full-time): €23,600

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Scholarships

At UCC, we understand there is more than one way to achieve your goals which is why we are committed to making quality university education accessible to everyone. UCC specialises in preparing both domestic and international students for successful university study by offering a number of scholarships to enable suitably qualified students to undertake full-time study towards a university degree. Selection is based on academic merit, previous experience as well as research potential.

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Various

Eligibility

A long list of opportunities for both domestic and international applications, as well as travel funding for current students, can be found on this site. As students may be eligible for more than one scholarship or bursary, we encourage them to explore the website and submit multiple applications if applicable.


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