UCC – PG Cert Diploma and MSc in Dairy Technology and Innovation

Start date: 21 September 2023

Duration: 8 Months

Location: Blended

Programme overview

UCC PG Cert Diploma and MSc in Dairy Technology and Innovationy

UCC has over 90 years’ experience in dairy science education and is the number 1 university for Dairy Science in Ireland, and is in the top 10 globally. UCC and Teagasc have a long history of collaboration, as recognised by a strategic alliance (UCC-Teagasc Food Innovation Alliance) to build greater critical mass in food research. UCC is also now home to the UCC Dairy Science Centre of Excellence. Under the direction of Professor Seamus O’Mahony, this Centre drives excellence in Dairy Science across research, education and training. Together with the Teagasc Food Research Centre, Moorepark, the greater Cork area now has one of the largest and most active dairy research clusters in the world.

Drawing on these strengths and in light of industry’s needs for upskilling and continuing professional development at the postgraduate level, UCC has developed and launched a stackable blended pathway of progression in Dairy Technology and Innovation. In line with the development of a knowledge economy, this qualification will enable and empower dairy industry personnel and those wishing to join the industry to develop a deeper scientific understanding of dairy systems and embrace new technological developments in dairy processing as they continue to develop their skills in the dairy specific areas, and implement best practice internationally.

The School of Food and Nutritional Sciences at University College Cork (UCC) has developed this postgraduate Certificate in Dairy Technology & Innovation in association with Teagasc – Ireland’s Agriculture and Food Development Authority.

This Level 9 Certificate is a part-time, blended-learning programme tailored to suit the needs of the dairy industry. It is part of a unique suite of exciting new Dairy Technology & Innovation programmes being developed at UCC to meet the requirements of industry.

Our applicants are usually working in the dairy industry, or as dairy industry personnel holding UCC’s Level 7 Diploma in Food Science & Technology. We are also attractive to BSc graduates with a food science, nutritional sciences or biological/life sciences background who wish to expand their knowledge into dairy technology.

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