Irish Food Culture

University College Cork


Course Name Irish Food Culture
Course Provider University College Cork
Course Code ACE-PGDIFC
Course Type Postgraduate
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Postgraduate Diploma (Level 9 NFQ)  More info... Major National University of Ireland Level 9 NFQ
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Attendance Options Part time, Evening, Online or Distance, Blended
Location (Districts) Cork City
Qualification Letters PG Dip
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment START DATE September 2022
Application Date

Expand+CLOSING DATE 26 August 2022

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Duration 2 years part-time

Blended - a blend of online delivery and timetable on-campus workshops and seminars.

Part-time, Monday evenings 18:30 to 21:30. Blended delivery with a number of fieldtrips and on site UCC campus workshops and seminars.
Course Fee €3,000 per academic year. With 20% funding from Taste4Success, Skillnet, students pay €2,400 per academic year. On registration, students pay half fee of €1,200. The remainder is paid in the second course semester and once the programme begins you will receive further information.
Entry Requirements

Expand+NFQ Level 8 qualification in any discipline (Honours Degree or Higher Diploma). Desirable, though not compulsory, areas of prior study include the humanities and social sciences, food science, food marketing and food business. *

* Candidates witho...

Course Content

Expand+Course Outline
Interest in food and culinary matters is at an all-time high as Ireland develops a more considered relationship with Irish food culture. The Irish food industry is booming, food and culinary tourism is thriving, while a buoyant and cr...

Subjects Taught Year I
FL6804 An Introduction to Irish Food Studies
GG6802 The Irish Food System and Food Policy
HI6801 Irish Food and Culinary History
DR6801 Food and Creative Practice

Year II
FL6802 Food, Festival and Folklore
PS6801 Food, the Environment and Sustainability
NT6801 Introduction to the Principles of Nutrition
FL6803 Research Methods in Foodways
Careers or Further Progression

Expand+Skills and Careers Information
On successful completion of the programme, candidates will have developed high level and proficient skills in research, critical and creative thinking and reflective practice. These transferable skills will have direct...

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