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, Mathematics, a laboratory science subject (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Physics with Chemistry (joint) or Agricultural Science...

Leaving Certificate General Entry Requirements

If you present the Irish Leaving Certificate you need to present six recognised subjects, selected according to course requirements, you must obtain a minimum grade H5 in two subjects and minimum grade O...

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

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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

To be eligible to compete for a place as a mature student, you must be 23 years of age on or before 1 January 2022 and apply via by 1 February. Please check out the CAO website for more information on the app...

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. available places 35
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CAO Application Dates and Fees

Expand+Entry 2022

Early online application (discounted): Fee €30 Closing Date: 20 January 2022 at 5pm

Normal online application: Fee €45 Closing Date: 1 February 2022 at 5pm

Late online application - restrictions apply (see page 3 2022 CAO Hand...

Course Content

The production and distribution of food is the single most important economic activity in the world and food scientists are an essential part of this activity as their work considers the very nature of food itself. Studyi...

Subjects Taught

All modules are 5 credits unless otherwise stated.
BC1001 Introduction to Biochemistry and the Biological Basis of Disease,
BL1004 Physiology and Structure of Plants and Animals,
CM1005 Introductory Chemistry for Food ...

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Careers or Further Progression

The Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFST) notes that the food sector is crying out for well-qualified and experienced specialists. Our course places strong emphasis on your employability and many companies who host...

Further Enquiries Contact details for this course
Dr Eileen O’Neill
Tel: + 353 (0)21 490 2853

Twitter @SEFSUCC
Facebook: Food and Nutritional Sciences
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Points History
Year Points
2021 463
2020 441
2019 444