The importance of the link between food and human health is becoming increasingly evident and graduates of the Masters in Food, Nutrition and Health course will be educated to a high level in the science of food as it pertains to human nutrition and health.
This programme will be delivered by staff members in the UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science and UCD Institute of Food and Health. UCD is ranked in the top 10 European and top 25 International Universities in Food Science and Technology, based on research output.
The UCD Institute of Food and Health was established in 2008 and has an international reputation. The Institute brings together academic and research staff from across UCD in health-related aspects of food research, including food science, human and public health nutrition, food production, biosystems engineering, food law, consumer behaviour and food safety. The Institute aligns its research with national, international and industry agendas.
The course will provide you with the skills necessary to function in roles in the food industry, public health sector and food regulatory agencies. Within the food industry graduates will work in areas such as product innovation, technical sales, product quality enhancement with the distinct advantage of bringing a nutrition perspective to all aspects of the food industry including product development, marketing and sales.
Within public health and regulatory agencies graduates will work in the areas of nutrition and health promotion or food labelling regulation.