Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Health
NFQ Level 8 major Award Honours Bachelor Degree
This B.Sc. programme in Food Science and Health prepares graduates for careers in Ireland’s largest industry. About 40,000 people are employed in the food industry which generates an annual gross output of approximately €15.6 billion. The Government has targeted the food sector as being of great strategic importance, capable of generating considerably more wealth and employment. Since there is a direct link between diet and health, consumers are becoming more health conscious and are demanding higher quality foods that maintain health and prevent disease.
This Food Science and Health degree programme has been developed to meet these needs among consumers, the food industry, academic and research organisations, and government agencies.
You will find the study of Food Science and Health challenging and rewarding. This degree programme will combine the study of nutrition, human physiology and diet-health relationships with classical food science and technology.
This broad-based degree programme covers such topics as:
- food science and technology
- food quality
- food ingredients
- food chemistry
- food microbiology
- diet and health
- food processing
- food safety
- project management
- human nutrition
- public health nutrition
- advanced nutrient metabolism
- human physiology
- food biotechnology
Outside of the food sector, non-food uses of existing and new raw materials are also considered.