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Masters in Dairy Technology and Innovation

About this programme

Excellence in Learning AwardsThis is the third offering in the stackable qualification in Dairy Technology and Innovation. This part-time work-based Masters supports individuals in completing their Masters on a topic of relevance to the sector and of importance to their place of employment. The individual will be supervised by a member of the UCC Programme Team and mentored by a work-based colleague. The duration of the Masters is one academic year. 

Aims and Objectives

The MSc programme enables learners to utilize, and develop to the next level, the knowledge they have gained and apply it to a work-based research project. 

Learning Approach

This is work-based programme. Participants will be based in their place of work and will meet regularly with their workplace mentor and UCC academic supervisor. Participants will have full access to all of the normal student services in UCC including he library, skills centre and online facilities. 


Part-time over one academic year.

Entry Requirements

The part-time Masters in Dairy Technology and Innovation is only available to those students who have successfully completed the PG Diploma in Dairy Technology and Innovation. 


This is a part-time work-based programme and participants will undertake a research dissertation in Dairy Technology and Innovation to the value of 30 credits.  Combined credits over the three-year pathway (30 credits from the PG Certificate, 30 credits from the PG Diploma and 30 credits from the MSc) will culminate in 90 credits towards your final qualification of MSc in Dairy Technology and Innovation. 

Registration & Fees

Registration is completed through University College Cork’s online application system available at: or by contacting Dr Nadia Grasso at the Food Industry Training Unit at or 021 4903114

The fee for the Masters is €3,630.

Taste 4 Success Skillnet provides partial funding for eligible candidates for this programme.

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Food Industry Training Unit

University College Cork , Western Road, Cork