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Food science

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We all need food to survive: it's a product that will be forever in demand.

Food science is the multidisciplinary study of food ingredients and food products. Food scientists have a role in all aspects of the food chain from production at farm level to consumption. They use their scientific knowledge to ensure that the production, processing, preservation, evaluation, and distribution of food are efficient and safe.

Our selection of courses enables you to pursue your interests within the food sector, whether you are keen to study it from a technological, nutritional, product development or business angle.

We work with some major food processing companies, Teagasc Food Research Centre and Kildalton Agricultural College to help our students become the food technicians and scientists of the future.

If you wish to specialise in this subject area then you should consider the following programmes: