Food Microbiology

University College Cork


Course Name Food Microbiology
Course Provider University College Cork
Course Code MFSTMB
Course Type Postgraduate
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Masters (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 MSc
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 €6,880.

The Non-EU fee for this course is €22,600
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Entry Requirements

Candidates must be holders of a minimum Second Class Honours Grade II in a primary honours BSc degree (NFQ, Level 8), or equivalent qualification, in a discipline with a significant element of laboratory science. However, candidates wit...


Expand+Course Practicalities
Lectures and workshops are conducted between 9am and 6pm (Monday to Friday). Up to 138 lecture hours with approximately 70 additional directed study/reading hours can be expected. There are 38 hours of laboratory practicals/wor...

Course Content

Expand+Course Outline
Food is necessary for human survival, is an important source of pleasure, and plays an enormous role in the global economy. Microbes play an essential role in food preservation and safety, food for health and food biotechnology. These...

Subjects Taught

Expand+Students take 90 credits as follows:

Part I
Core Modules

MB6006 Library project in Food Microbiology (5 credits)
MB6027 Research Frontiers in Food Microbiology (5 credits)
ML6005 Molecular Techniques in the Life Sciences (5 credits)
PG6001 ...

Assessment Method

Expand+The course uses a variety of assessment methods. Most modules are assessed by in-term continuous assessment and/or end-of-year examinations. In-term exams can be either multiple choice type questions (MCQs) or written papers (normally 1.5h duration)....

Careers or Further Progression

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The MSc in Food Microbiology is designed to equip graduates to work in a range of management, research and innovation roles within the Irish and international food, beverage and associated industries. Graduates will be...

Further Enquiries Prof. Colin Hill
t: +353 21 490 1373
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