Taught course

Nutritional Sciences

University College Cork · College of Science, Engineering and Food Science

Entry requirements

Eligible candidates must have a relevant Honours Degree (at least Second Class, Grade II, Honours) in a Biology-related subject(s). Candidates with a General or Pass Primary Degree, or NCEA Diploma (with Credit or Distinction), who have obtained an honours standard (at least Second Class Honours) in the Higher Diploma in Nutritional Sciences, will be eligible for admission to the MSc (Nutritional Sciences). Decisions on eligibility will be taken by the Head of the Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences (or nominee), subject to approval by the College of Science, Engineering and Food Science

Months of entry


Course content

Nutrition is the science of food as it affects health and is concerned with the provision of food and nutrients to the body to facilitate optimum physical and mental development and maintenance of health throughout life. Nutrition research has led to considerable advances in our knowledge of the relationship of nutrition to the development of disease and disorders, and on the role of nutrition in modulating the genetic potential of the individual.

Qualification and course duration


full time
24 months

Course contact details

Professor Nora O'Brien
00 353 (0) 21 490 2884