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Food & Feed Biotechnology

Course Description
This one-year part-time course aims to up-skill existing science graduates and provide them with knowledge of the use and potential of biotechnology in food and animal feed production and processing.

Entry requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements
Second class honours degree in Agriculture, Agricultural Science, Biotechnology, Food Science or related discipline.

Applicants who do not meet these requirements but have relevant work experience may be assessed for entry in line with the DkIT RPL Policy and Procedures. International students must have a minimum level of English equivalent to IELTS 6.5. Candidates may be interviewed.


1 Year

Course Delivery
One half-day per week in addition to being available for some occasional practical or field classes on other days.

Number of credits


Careers or further progression

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.

Further enquiries

Dr. Breda Brennan School of Health & Science
T: +353(0)429370200 Ext 2976
E: breda.brennan@

Subjects taught

Modules taught are
Biotechnology in Animal Feeds
Food Biotechnology

Who Should Apply?
This course will be of interest to those working in the Agriculture, Environmental and Food Science areas who wish to progress to management level.


Awarding Body
Dundalk Institute of Technology
Level 9

Application date

How to Apply

You should apply using the DkIT Postgraduate Application (see download button in the application weblink below);

Please include an up-to-date CV with your completed application form and return to:

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

Course fee


Enrolment and start dates

Starting Date September 2020

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