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Bachelor of Applied Science in Nutrition, Food and Business Management

Apply now through the CAO for our<br>Bachelor of Applied Science in Nutrition, Food and Business Management

Are you interested in developing food products of the future with enhanced nutritional benefits?
Do you want to make a difference to consumer health and wellbeing?
If so, apply now for the Bachelor of Applied Science in Nutrition, Food and Business Management.

Careers after graduation:
The Irish food industry needs talented young graduates to help create innovative and nutritious food products that will enhance consumers’ lives. Currently there are excellent employment opportunities in the food industry with a shortage of appropriately qualified graduates. The food industry requires graduates with an understanding of nutrition, culinary skills and market trends. The salaries for graduate Food Technician/NPD roles range between 23,000 to 40,000 and the salary for graduates progressing to Food Product Development Manager roles in Ireland range between 45,000 to 90,000, not including car, bonuses, pension and health insurance. As with all careers, top salaries are dependent on excelling in your studies, gaining valuable experience and individual performance.

What will you study?
Over the course of this four-year degree you will study nutrition and food science to develop your knowledge and understanding of contemporary issues in food and nutrition, nutritional requirements through the lifecycle and the interplay between nutrition, diet and disease. Culinary skills and sensory analysis techniques will be perfected to provide students with the necessary skills to develop food products. Students will also study a wide range of marketing and management modules to provide an understanding of consumer trends and the food industry. In the final year, students will apply nutritional knowledge and culinary skills, along with research and marketing techniques to develop new innovative food products ready for the market. Find out more about the Bachelor of Applied Science in Nutrition, Food and Business Management structure and entry requirements here.

Work Placement:
Year 3 of the programme incorporates the possibility of a structured 20-week placement nationally or internationally in a variety of food industries and food related organisations such as Kerry Foods, Glanbia, Lakeland Dairies, Aurivo and Island Seafood’s Ltd.

Where can this degree take you?
Graduates will be equipped with the technical knowledge and skills required to work in a diverse range of careers such as:

  • New Product Development and Innovation in Food and Drink Industries
  • Food Production
  • Quality Control/Quality Auditing
  • Food Retail
  • Sensory Analysis
  • Marketing / Sales
  • Supervision and Management in the Food Industry
  • Establish own Food/Drink enterprise
  • Consultancy and Research
  • Further Research/Study (MSc or PhD)

Read more about employment opportunities (Career Opportunities tab) Julie-Ann Kelly, New Product Development Manager, Kerry Group, Eimear Connolly Senior New Product Development Technologist for Valeo Foods and Stephanie Walsh Graduate Buyer for Lidl Ireland

St. Angela’s College
This innovative and unique programme is offered by St. Angela’s College, Sligo, a College of the National University of Ireland, Galway and a provider of University education in the North West of Ireland. The Campus is ideally located on the scenic shores of Lough Gill and only a few minutes from Sligo town. Easy access and good transport links to Sligo allow students to choose to either live on-campus or to seek accommodation in the nearby town. Sligo is a safe, student friendly and welcoming town which provides a lively, social, cultural and entertainment scene.

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