Global Food & Drink Leadership - Grangegorman

What is... Postgraduate Diploma in Global Food and Drink Leadership?

The Postgraduate Diploma in Global Food and Drink Leadership is an innovative programme that fosters participants' understanding of the food and drink sector and provides a leadership perspective on key issues facing the industry. This programme is delivered in a blended way through on-campus and online engagement. It has been developed by an experienced academic team and industry experts with a strong food and drink background and aims to foster in participants a deeper understanding of the sector that will help advance their future business career in the food and drink industry.

Subjects taught

The programme is delivered part-time over 18 months and encompasses important thematic areas such as leadership, food policy, sustainability, food media and new product development. It is delivered over three consecutive semesters. There are three single-semester modules and two of the modules are delivered across two semesters.

Semester 1

Integrated Food and Drink Innovation
Food Discourse in the Media

Semester 2

Integrated Food and Drink Innovation
Integrated Food and Drink Leadership
Gastronomic Engagement

Semester 3

Integrated Food and Drink Leadership
Global Food Policy and Culture

Entry requirements

An NFQ Level 8 undergraduate degree or equivalent classification (2.2 or higher) in a relevant discipline or an NFQ Level 7 undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline together with significant industrial or academic experience.

Candidates who do not reach the minimum academic requirements but who can demonstrate sufficient sectoral knowledge and experience may be considered for entry to the programme.

Candidates may be required to attend for an admission interview.

If English is not your first language you will need to provide evidence of your English language proficiency as detailed on our website. Applicants for this programme should have a minimum IELTS (Academic Version) English Proficiency of 7 overall (or equivalent) with nothing less than 6 in each component.

Application dates

Applications will open in November 2021.


3 Semesters part-time

Method of Delivery Classroom, Online

As this is a blended programme participants will attend TU Dublin's City Campus in Grangegorman for two consecutive days four times per semester. Outside these on-campus periods, participants will have 24/7 access to the university's virtual learning platform "Brightspace" and there will be weekly online engagement throughout the duration of the programme

Post Course Info

On successful completion of the Postgraduate Diploma in Global Food and Drink Leadership, graduates may choose to progress to an MSc in Global Food and Drink Leadership by completing an optional dissertation semester.

More details
  • Qualifications

    Postgraduate Diploma (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time,Blended

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