CAO Code LY818
  Letterkenny Campus

Bachelor of Science (Hons)

Food Science & Nutrition

4 years  /    Level 8  /    Full-time

Is this course for me?

Our Bachelor of Science in Food Science & Nutrition option will provide you with a broad knowledge of food science and in particular food and nutrition.

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Certain semesters of this course are taken in common with other courses.

Science (Common Entry)
SEMESTER MODULES MANDATORY/ELECTIVE CREDITS CONTACT HOURS
3 Food Technology 1: Unit Operations Mandatory 10 7
Data Methods for Science Mandatory 5 4
Biochemistry Mandatory 10 7
Food Instrumentation 1 Mandatory 5 4
4 Human Nutrition Mandatory 5 4
Food Chemistry Mandatory 5 4
Anatomy and Physiology Mandatory 5 3
Fundamentals of Microbiology Mandatory 10 7
Food Instrumentation 2 Mandatory 5 4
SEMESTER MODULES MANDATORY/ELECTIVE CREDITS CONTACT HOURS
5 Food Technology 2: Milk & Meat Mandatory 10 6
Food Microbiology Mandatory 10 7
Research Skills Mandatory 5 3
Dietary Evaluation Mandatory 5 3
6 Food Technology 3: Cereals, Fruits & Vegetables Mandatory 10 6
Advanced Food Chemistry Mandatory 10 7
Quality Management Mandatory 5 4
Sports Nutrition Mandatory 5 3
SEMESTER MODULES MANDATORY/ELECTIVE CREDITS CONTACT HOURS
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
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

Follow-on Courses

Follow up programmes elsewhere include:

  • Masters and Doctoral degrees in institutes and universities at home and abroad.

Key Information

CAO Key Dates:
Discounted closing date – 20 January (17:15)
Normal closing date – 1 February (17:15)
Late closing date – 1 May (17:15)
Change of Mind opens – 5 May (12:00)
Change of Mind closes – 1 July (17:15)
Round 1 offers – 20 August (06:00)
The delivery of each degree award option is subject to sufficient student demand.

Further Information

Department Administration: +353 (0)74 9186310 / +353 (0)74 9186309 / +353 (0)74 9186302

Head of Department Dr Joanne Gallagher
Email: science@lyit.ie
Telephone: +353 (0)74 9186309

School and Department
School of Science
Department of Life & Physical Sciences