While employment trends come and go, a career in the food industry is always going to put you in demand, for one simple reason – we all need to eat! And if you want a steady, high paid career in the food industry then a Masters in Food Science can get you there.
If you’re a bit of a foodie, then take note - a career in food science doesn't necessarily mean you’ll be limiting yourself to a lab or a desk job. There are many different slices of the pie to choose from. At its core, the food science industry works to process, evaluate, package and distribute foods. But you can also be involved in areas like research and development, food standards, nutrition and safety, just to name a few. Food is a passion for so many people and we often get students who have a fantastic idea for a new product but who don’t have the technical ability, safety know-how or contacts to make it a reality. Our Food Science Masters is the perfect way to bridge the knowledge gap. And if you don’t fancy going it alone, Ireland has hundreds of food employers across the country who are eager to recruit those with the right skills.
On to Pastures New
Here in Ireland, we have a stellar reputation for producing high-quality food. Our green pastures produce some of the best meat and dairy in the world and we have an abundance of seafood on our doorstep. These factors, coupled with an increasing global population, allowed us to export almost €12bn worth of Irish food and drinks last year. We are the largest exporter of dairy products, beef and lamb in Europe and the largest exporter in Europe of infant formula. A qualification in food science will put you in high demand in Ireland, but it also offers you a huge opportunity to travel.
Ingredients for Success
If you’re interested in getting your teeth stuck into our Masters in Food Science, you’ll need a level 8 qualification in Science, Business, Management, Agricultural Science or Engineering. If you’ve got relevant experience, that’s a plus. But if you haven’t got all the pieces of the puzzle yet, don’t worry - we offer courses for all levels that act as a stepping stone toward the Masters.
Have Your Cake and Eat it
Our Food Science Masters is part-time, so you’ll be able to stay in your current job while you upskill. It’s available nationwide and can be completed in just three semesters. You’ll have online lectures two evenings per week and will need to attend practical classes two Saturdays a month. The Masters has been developed in collaboration with TU Dublin - Tallaght Campus and industry experts.
Getting in the door of the industry without any contacts is always a challenge. That’s where our professional development team come in. We’ll help you to tailor your CV towards an area you are interested in getting a job and use our industry contacts to help you get your foot in the door.
Food Science Education
If you’re interested in finding out more about our MSc Food Business Management and Technology masters, please click here or contact us on 01 485 3346.