Nutritional Sciences

University College Cork


Course Name Nutritional Sciences
Course Provider University College Cork
Course Code PDNT
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 Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Cork City
Qualification Letters PG Dip
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment Start Date: 12 September 2022.
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Duration 1 Year Full-Time
Course Fee The EU fee for this course is €6,130 plus an additional approximate cost for course manuals of €100.

The Non-EU fee for this course is €18,490
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Entry Requirements

Candidates must be holders of a minimum Second Class Honours, Grade I in a BSc (Hons) Degree (NFQ, Level 8, or equivalent) in a Human Biology-related discipline including a significant element of biochemistry and/ or physiology. Under R...

Comment Course Practicalities
The course content of the PG Dip Nutritional Science is adjusted to each individual students needs therefore it is impossible to quantify contact hours precisely. This PG Dip programme is a challenging course and is intended to be full time. Students are expected to attend lectures or be engaged in their research from 9 am to 5 pm each working day from September to May.
Course Content

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The PG Dip Nutritional Sciences is a full-time programme running for 9 months from the date of first registration for the programme. UCC has a long history of teaching and research in food and nutritional sciences and now is amongst ...

Subjects Taught

Modules will be chosen with the approval of the Programme Board depending on the student's background. Students take 60 credits as follows:

Core Modules
Students take 35 credits as follows:
NT6009 Nutritional Status Assessment of Indiv...

Assessment Method Assessment is by End of Year Written Examination, Continuous Assessment, In-class presentation, In-class tests, laboratory write-ups and Library Projects.
Careers or Further Progression

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Career Opportunities
This course is designed for individuals with a strong biology background wishing to gain a postgraduate qualification in nutrition. It will helps to ‘up skill’ students in the rapidly advancin...

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+353 21 4901317
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