Food Science & Nutrition

ATU - Donegal Campuses


Course Name Food Science & Nutrition
Course Provider ATU - Donegal Campuses
Alternative Provider(s) ATU - Atlantic Technological University
Course Code LY_SFODN_B
Course Type Higher Education Direct Entry
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Honours Bachelor (Level 8 NFQ)  More info... Major Atlantic Technological University Level 8 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time
Location (Districts) Letterkenny
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment Contact Admission staff:
T: +353 (0)74 918 6000
Qualification Letters BSc Hons
Duration 1 year full-time add-on
Entry Requirements Minimum Entry Requirements
- This is an Honours Degree programme for students who have achieved a level 7 BSc in Food Science and Nutrition.

- Students who have completed an equivalent programme at level 7 with appropriate learning outcomes would also be considered for acceptance.
Number of Places 18
Application Date Advanced Entry applications should be made directly to the admissions office at LYIT.

The appropriate form may be downloaded from and is also available by email from /or submit by e-mail to

or from
The Admissions Office
Letterkenny institute of Technology
Port Road Letterkenny
Tel: 074 918 6125

Closing Date of Application 1st April
Course Content

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The Bachelor of (Honours) Science in Food Science & Nutrition is designed to build on knowledge gained in a level 7 BSc in Food Science and Nutrition and to broaden the scope and depth of this knowledge. It may be completed in...

Subjects Taught Semester 1
• Food Fermentation Mandatory 10
• Food Product Development and Sensory Evaluation Mandatory 10
• Food Safety Mandatory 5
• Research Project Design Mandatory 5

Semester 2
• Research Project Mandatory 10
• Clinical Nutrition and Health Promotion Mandatory 10
• Food Processing Mandatory 5
• Operational Management and Lean Techniques Mandatory 5
Careers or Further Progression Follow-on Courses
Follow up programmes elsewhere include:

• Masters by Research
• Master and Doctoral degrees in institutes and universities at home and abroad.

Career Pathways
The main employers are:
• Food Industry
• Goverment Agencies
• Food Nutrition Companies

Graduate Careers
Graduate careers typically include:
• Food Product Developer
• Food Production Supervisor
• Food Quality & Safety Analyst
Further Enquiries Department Administration:
Tel: +353 (0)74 9186310 / +353 (0)74 9186309 / +353 (0)74 9186302

Head of Department Dr Joanne Gallagher
Telephone: +353 (0)74 9186309
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