Nutrition & Sensory Science - Galway

ATU - Galway Campuses

Nutrition & Sensory Science - Galway

Study Hours
10 hours of online lectures per week in Semester 1 as well as lab days on campus and significant self directed study. There are less online lectures (-4 hours) in Semester 2 as students are required to carry out a placement during this time.

Who should apply?
This Masters programme is suitable for those with an interest in nutrition, sensory and taste science in human health and food product development. It is aimed at graduates who have already developed a real interest science and food, and are aiming to build on their knowledge, to improve their practical knowledge, and sensory skills in this burgeoning area of study

Subjects taught

Principles of Food and Nutritional Science
Consumer and Trained Panel
Sensory Science
Sensory Techniques for
Nutrition Research
Food Packaging and Marketing
for Product Development
Statistics for Sensory Science
Research Methods
Research Project 1
Research Project 2

Entry requirements

Candidates must hold a cognate Level 8 Bachelor (Hons) degree with a minimum grade classification of H2.2 or equivalent. Typically, students should come from a scientific background though applications that demonstrate appropriate experiential learning will also be considered.


1.5 years full-time.

On-Campus Attendance
Lectures will be delivered in an online environment. Seminars, practical exercises, intensive group activities will require on-campus attendance.

More details
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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Blended,Daytime,Full time

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