Science - Food Science

University College Cork


Course Name Science - Food Science
Course Provider University College Cork
Course Code CK505
Course Type Higher Education CAO
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Honours Bachelor (Level 8 NFQ)  More info... Major National University of Ireland Level 8 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Cork City
Qualification Letters BSc (Hons)
Duration 4 years
Specific Subjects or Course Requirements

Expand+Minimum grade H5 in two subjects and minimum grade O6/H7 in four other subjects. Subjects must include Irish, English, Maths and a Lab Science subject (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Physics with Chemistry and Agricultural Science).

Additional Requ...

Leaving Certificate General Entry Requirements

Expand+To compete for a place as a school leaver, an applicant must satisfy the minimum entry requirements as well as any specific programme requirements, and then compete on the basis of the results obtained in their school leaving examinations.


Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme LCVP Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme LCVP

Distinction 66
Merit 46
Pass 28

LCVP can be counted for points scoring purposes only and cannot be counted as one of the six subjects to satisfy minimum entry requirements.
QQI FET Applicants General Information

Expand+QQI FET (FETAC) Students
Entry to degree programmes at UCC is available on a competitive basis to students who present with a recognised QQI award. For a full list of linked programmes, and the relevant QQI FET requirements, see e...

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Mature Applicants

Expand+Mature Students
UCC reserves places for mature students on almost all undergraduate degree programmes. Mature students do not need Leaving Certificate points to enter UCC. However, some degree programmes have specific educational requirements and i...

Alternative Entry For information on alternative entry go to:
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Recognition of Prior Learning RPL Web Page - Click Here
Number of Places Approx. Intake 36
Mature Entry Places 2
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CAO Application Dates and Fees

Expand+Early online application (discounted): Fee €30 Closing Date: 20 January 2020 at 5:15pm

Normal online application: Fee €45 Closing Date: 1 February 2020 at 5:15pm

Late online application - restrictions apply (see page 3 2020 CAO Handbook): F...

Course Content

Food Science is the study of the structure, behaviour and interactions of key food components. Food scientists use information and knowledge of existing and new technologies to improve existing products and to produce new innovative pr...

Subjects Taught

Expand+Year 1 Modules:
BC1001 Introduction to Biochemistry and Biological Basis of Disease. (5 credits); MB1003 Microbiology in Society (5 credits); BL1004 Physiology and Structure of Plants and Animals (5 credits); CM1005 Introductory Chemistry for Food ...

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Careers or Further Progression Careers
Graduates from this course have a strong track record of acquiring senior positions in national and international food companies. Graduates are equipped to work in a wide range of positions, such as food production and management, quality assurance, food research and food product innovation and development.

Further Study
Graduates from this programme have many opportunities to advance to MSc and PhD post graduate programmes in food-related areas.
Further Enquiries Dr Eileen O’ Neill
T:+353 (0)21 490 2853
Course Web Page Web Page - Click Here
Points History
Year Points
2020 441
2019 444
2018 452