2019/2020

MSc (Food Business and Innovation)

NFQ Level 9, Major Award

The MSc in Food Business and Innovation is a one year full-time programme, incorporating taught modules to the value of 70 credits and a 5 month Applied Food Industry Centred Research Project to the value of 20 credits.

To be eligible for the the MSc in Food Business and Innovation, candidates must hold at least a Second Class Honours Grade II in a primary degree (NFQ Level 8). Consideration may also be given to applicants who who have a minimum of three years' relevant professional experience, subject to the approval of the Programme Director.

The MSc (Food Business and Innovation) consists of taught modules to the value of 70 credits, with an Applied Food Industry Centred Research Project (FE6126) of 20 credits.

Students take taught modules to the value of 70 credits as follows:
BU6510 Professional Development and Research Communication (5 credits)
FE6005 Strategic Food Marketing (5 credits)
FE6008 Food Marketing Channel Analysis 1 (5 credits)
FE6505 Food Entrepreneurship and Innovation (10 credits)
FE6506 Food Branding and Digital Media Marketing (5 credits)
FE6507 Economics of Agri-Food Markets and Value Chain Analysis (5 credits)
FE6509 Research Methods (5 credits)
FE6511 Category Management and Food Retail Marketing (10 credits)
FE6512 Sustainable Food Systems (5 credits)
FE6902 Global Food Policy Issues (5 credits)
MG6012 Consumer Culture and Consumer-Brand Relationships (10 credits)

Students take an Applied Food Industry Centred Research module to the value of 20 credits:
FE6126 Applied Food Industry Centred Research Project (20 credits)

Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.

Examinations
Full details and regulations governing Examinations for each programme will be contained in the Marks and Standards 2019/2020 Book and for each module in the Book of Modules, 2019/2020.

Exit Award
Students passing taught modules to the value of at least 60 credits and achieving an aggregate pass across taught modules to the value of 70 credits may exit the programme and be awarded a Postgraduate Diploma in Food Business and Innovation.

Programme Learning Outcomes for MSc (Food Business and Innovation) (NFQ Level 9, Major Award)
On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

Programme Learning Outcomes for the Postgraduate Diploma in Food Business and Innovation (NFQ Level 9, Major Award)
On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:


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