Students earn 60 credits as follows:
FS6102 Dissertation in Food Sciences (30 credits)
The taught modules of this course are assessed by an exam in winter, spring and summer. The research aspect is evaluated according to the quality of a substantial written thesis.
By completing this course, you will be able to:
- Conduct original research in food science
- Demonstrate understanding of the scientific literature
- Apply critical thinking and problem solving skills in food science
- Explain the techniques used in food research, both in principle and in practice
- Communicate effectively with the food industry and with society in general
- Show a comprehensive understanding of current trends in food consumers and the food industry
Candidates must possess a minimum of second grade with class I honors in a primary honors degree (NFQ, level 8) or equivalent qualification, in a discipline with a significant element of laboratory science. However, candidates with equivalent academic qualifications may be accepted subject to University approval under the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).
All graduate applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of English language proficiency. Certain tests (eg, IELTS, TOEFL, and Pearson PTE) have a three-year time limit on their validity and will apply. English language tests must be taken no more than three years prior to the start of a program.
Please note that Secure English Language Test (SELT) scores must be obtained in a single session of the corresponding qualification (for example, IELTS and TOEFL). We will not accept a combination of individual component scores from multiple tests.
Applicants who are nationals of a country that, according to the UCC, is predominantly English-speaking, or who have a degree or equivalent qualification that was taught in a country that is considered predominantly English-speaking, will normally be assumed to have met the language requirements of the UCC. However, in some circumstances, applicants may be required to present evidence of an English language qualification to satisfy the college program entry requirements.