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Master of Science in Culinary Innovation and Food Product Development

This program is designed to uniquely bridge the knowledge gap between science, business and the culinary arts. It offers a combination of critical, reflective and technical knowledge of the development of innovative food products.
Course Structure

There are nine core modules, an optional module and a dissertation. Full-time learners undertake the modules over three semesters. The following modules are currently offered:

1. Culinary Ingredients and Food Product Development Concepts
2. Technology and Innovation Management
3. Gastronomy and Culture
4. Life Cycle and Therapeutic Nutrition
5. Food Prototype Development and Evaluation
6. Food Regulatory Affairs
7. New Food Business creation
8. Marketing Communications and Consumer Behaviour
9. Post-Graduate Research Methodology

Optional modules (any one may be selected from the faculty suite of modules subject to availability and demand), and may include:

1. Molecular Gastronomy
2. Food Packaging Design
3. Intercultural Studies
4. Sports and Exercise Nutrition
5. Career Opportunities

Graduates of the program will have enhanced career prospects for a wide range of opportunities in the Irish and International food and culinary industries including food manufacturing, service and retailing. In addition there are opportunities for further research to doctorate level. The Institute commits to offering the best possible program. It reserves the right to amend, change or delete any element having due consideration to students already enrolled.

Duration: Full Time – 1 Year
Closing Date: 30th April 2016

Start Date: September 2016

Minimum Entry Requirements

1. Applicants will normally hold a second class honors bachelor degree (level 8), lower division (2.2) or higher in the area of the culinary arts or a food related discipline.

2. Applicants who do not meet the minimum academic requirements, but who have significant professional or vocational experience in culinary arts or food related areas shall also be considered.

3. In addition to an application form, candidates may be required to attend for interview and submit documentary proof of relevant experience and ability to undertake this program.

4. International applicants whose native language is not English will be required to submit recognized certified evidence of proficiency in the English language.

About the Institution:

Dublin Institute of Technology is one of Irelands largest publicly funded doctoral awarding higher education institutions. DIT specializes in developing graduates for productive leadership roles both nationally and internationally. DIT offers 150 programs at Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral levels in its colleges; Arts & Tourism, Business, Engineering & Built Environment and Sciences & Health. With students from over 85 different countries around the world, there is guaranteed a multicultural experience in the heart of Dublin, Irelands capital city. The core values reflected in DITs mission emphasize student-centered learning, useful knowledge, rigorous processes of discovery and critical enquiry and support entrepreneurship and diversity.

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