Course Overview

The Master of Science (Food Innovation) is designed to build on the knowledge acquired at primary degree level and experience gleaned in the food industry. It will enable students to gain relevant scientific and operational management knowledge to advance them in a career in the food industry. The MSc. is concerned with critically appraising the complex factors involved in food processing including biotechnology. It will incorporate project management-based learning methodologies which aim to encourage students to become confident and intuitive in research investigations, sensory and quality design techniques for innovative food product development.

Applications and Selections

For application details, please contact Ms Niamh Finnegan by email

Who Teaches this Course

Requirements and Assessment

Key Facts

Entry Requirements

All applicants must have a minimum of a H2.2 in a level 8 degree in a relevant discipline. All applications will be considered on an individual basis and may be called for interview.

Additional Requirements


Two years, part-time

Next start date

Autumn 2021

A Level Grades ()

Average intake


Closing Date
NFQ level

Level 9

Mode of study

Blended Learning.

ECTS weighting



Master of Science (Food innovation)


Course code

Course Outline

•  Module 1:   (Blended delivery) Applied Food Science (15 ECTS)
•  Module 2:   (Online) Food Processing and Biotechnology (10 ECTS)
•  Module 3:   (Blended delivery) Physical and Sensory Analysis (10 ECTS)
•  Module 4:   (Online) Food Safety Management Systems (10 ECTS)

•  Module 1:   (Online) Innovation Management (10 ECTS)
•  Module 2:   (Online) Research Design (5 ECTS)
•  Module 3:   Research Project (30 ECTS)

Further Education

MSc graduates may pursue PhD opportunities at NUI Galway.

Why Choose This Course?

Career Opportunities

Rewarding career in the food and beverage industries.

Who’s Suited to This Course

Learning Outcomes


Work Placement

Study Abroad

Related Student Organisations

Course Fees

Fees: EU

€3,300 p.a. 2020/2021

Fees: Tuition

Fees: Student levy

Fees: Non EU

€6,600 p.a. 2020/2021


Fees can be paid securely through our Online Payment Facility

Find out More

Ms Sonya Coffey,
MSc Co-ordinator,
School of Home Economics,
St. Angela’s College,
Clogherevagh, Lough Gill,
Co Sligo, F91 C634, Ireland
T: +353(0) 71 9135663

Ms Niamh Finnegan
School of Home Economics,
St. Angela’s College
Clogherevagh, Lough Gill,
Co Sligo, F91 C634, Ireland
T: +353(0)71 9135650