Food Science & Nutrition

Letterkenny Institute of Technology


Course Name Food Science & Nutrition
Course Provider Letterkenny Institute of Technology
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 Letterkenny Institute of Technology 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
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 Proposed Modules Mandatory/elective Credits Hours Per Week

Year 4
Semester 7
• Food Fermentation Mandatory 10 6
• Food Product Development and Sensory Evaluation Mandatory 10 6
• Food Safety Mandatory 5 4
• Research Project Design Mandatory 5 3

Semester 8
• Research Project Mandatory 10 3
• Clinical Nutrition and Health Promotion Mandatory 10 6
• Food Processing Mandatory 5 4
• Operational Management and Lean Techniques Mandatory 5 3
Careers or Further Progression Follow-on Courses
Follow up programmes elsewhere include:
• 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 Further Information
Dr Joanne Gallagher
Head of Department
Telephone: +353 (0)74 918 6302
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