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Food and Feed Biotechnology

Course Description
The aim of this course is to upskill existing science graduates and to provide them with knowledge of the use and potential of biotechnology in food and animal feed production and processing.

Entry requirements

Minimum of second class honours degree in Agriculture, Agricultural Science, Biotechnology, Food Science or related discipline.

Applicants with relevant experience who do not meet the academic entry requirements may also apply.

International students must have a minimum level of English equivalent to IELTS 6.5.


1 Year
Learners will be required to attend DkIT one half-day per week in addition to being available for some occasional practical or field classes on other days.

Further enquiries

Dr. Arjan Van Rossum
Head of Department of Applied Sciences, School of Health and Science
t 042 9370265

Subjects taught

Modules taught are
»» Semester 1 Biotechnology in Animal Feeds
»» Semester 2 Food Biotechnology

Who Should Apply?
This course will provide learners with an extended skill set which shall lead to greater employment opportunities in the food and animal feed industries. It will be of interest to those already working in these sectors who wish to broaden their skills base.


Awarding Body
Dundalk Institute of Technology

Application date

How to Apply?
You should apply using the DkIT Postgraduate Application form which can be downloaded from:

Please include an up-to-date CV with your application form. Fully completed Applications Forms must be returned to:

Admissions Officer, Dundalk Institute of Technology, Dublin Road, Dundalk, Co. Louth

Potential students may be interviewed.

Course fee


Enrolment and start dates

Starting Date September 2018

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