Food Science/Agricultural Science

Applied Science Laboratory Techniques (5M3807) or Food Science (5M5267)

What is food science/agricultural science?

This one year course will give students an introduction to the world of science. Food Science develops your knowledge of how to produce high-quality, safe and nutritious foods for the global market. Food scientists play a role in all aspects of the food chain, from production at farm level to the retailer, to the consumer.

By changing their combination of modules, students can avail of the science award and continue to third level to study agricultural science. Agricultural Science is the application of science and other disciplines to the production of quality food.

course content

The following modules will be offered in 2016 subject to availability and demand:

  • Laboratory Techniques 
  • Communications
  • Biology                         
  • Work Experience
  • Chemistry                     
  • Word Processing
  • Physics
  • Mathematics
  • Nutrition
  • Animal Anatomy & Physiology


QQI Level 5 in Applied Science Laboratory Techniques 5M3807 or QQI Level 5 in Food Science 5M5267

career opportunities

Graduates may pursue science certificate or degree courses in UCD, TCD, DCU, Maynooth University, DIT, IT Blanchardstown, UCC as well as other ITs and colleges around the country or in the UK. For example there are up to 24 places in Maynooth University, 20 places in UCD and 10 places in Trinity in First Science for QQI graduates. Alternatively students may seek immediate employment in a range of companies and projects that seek graduates with a science aptitude.

entry requirements
  • Leaving Cert, LCVP or LCA
  • Mature Students of all backgrounds
  • Other equivalent qualification

All applicants will be interviewed regardless of previous qualifications.

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