Food Science Programmes Online

Innopharma Education are now enrolling for September 2023, our master's, degree and certificate courses give you the flexibility to study either online or at the college facilities in the evenings in Dublin, Cork and Limerick.

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Invest in your Future Career in Ireland's Food Science Sector 

As Ireland's largest indigenous sector, the Irish Food Industry employs over 54,000 people and 23,000 new jobs are anticipated in the food sector in the coming years, as specified in the Food Wise 2025 report.

Graduates of Innopharma Education's food programmes progress into a wide range of key business areas to progress their career and are working in leading food companies in Ireland including Kerry Group, Glanbia, Ornua, AllinAll Ingredients and Heineken.

Our team are available to help you with all aspects of your application, from deciding what programme will help you reach your career goals to providing you with all the relevant information you need to secure your place. Innopharma Education also provides support for those seeking funding from their employer. 


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Ireland's High-tech Manufacturing Industry

High-tech manufacturing is when the manufacturing of products requires a high level of technical and scientific knowledge, advanced machinery, and a rigorous quality standard. Broadly when looking at this sector in Ireland, it covers pharmaceutical manufacturing, medical devices, and food.

Innopharma Education works at the forefront of high-tech manufacturing, advancing skills and capabilities within the Irish Pharmaceutical industry.

We use our education courses to enable high quality products and lives. That’s our purpose – what we’re focused on achieving every day. 

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Food Science Programmes

Our programmes are designed for people who wish to expand their career prospects in the food sectors. Choosing to study with Innopharma Education at this level will significantly enhance your knowledge and skills in your chosen field. Delivered part-time, these programmes are ideal for those looking to progress their career while in employment. 

All our courses are designed with business outcomes in mind and we often work with individual companies to develop and deliver bespoke courses that suit their exact company requirements. 


MSc Food Business Management and Technology

A unique focus on business management and technology in the food & beverage industry.

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Higher Diploma Food Science and Technology

This programme combines a blend of food science and manufacturing modules giving graduates an in-depth knowledge of the food industry.

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Certificate Food Science and Technology

This programme is designed to kick start your career in the food sector through a blend of food science and manufacturing modules.

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The course fit in with my work schedule. I had the opportunity to study in the evenings and if I missed a lecture I could always go back and replay it, so I never missed anything.

Padraig Walsh, MSc in Food Business Management & Technology Graduate

Food Science Programmes

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Frequently Asked Questions 

Why study for a career in the Irish food sector?  

Over 50,000 people are directly employed in Ireland's Food Industry and 23,000 new jobs are anticipated in the food sector, as specified in the Food Wise 2025 report.

What programmes are available with Innopharma Education?  

Innopharma Education offer a range of courses from certificate up to masters degrees for students looking to enter or progress their careers in the food industry.

Where are the food science programmes delivered? 

Courses are delivered through a blend of online and face to face lectures with centres in Dublin and Cork.

What is the average duration of the programmes?

Course length ranges from 9 months up to 18 months depending on the course chosen. 

How do I apply? 

Visit the our courses page and select the course most suited to you. Now accepting applications.

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Ravenscourt Campus, Three Rock Road,
Sandyford, Dublin 18, Ireland

+353 1 485 3346


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