About the School

Welcome to the School of Food and Nutritional Sciences

Human nutrition, food science and the supply chain from farm to consumer are the specialties of the Schools of Food and Nutritional Sciences at University College Cork. UCC's one hundred year history in quailty education of students in food and nutrition is recognised and acclaimed, with a national and international reputation.

The School offers a range of undergraduate programmes in Food Science and Nutritional Sciences.

Undergraduate Programmes - School of Food and Nutritional Sciences UCC

Taught and research postgraduate opportunities are offered in the areas of Food Science, Nutritional Sciences and Dietetics.

Postgraduate Programmes - School of Food and Nutritional Sciences UCC 

With state of the art facilities the School is recognised for its research and collaboration in human nutrition and health, cereals and beverage technology, dairy science, food packaging, ingredients technology, consumer behaviour, food economics, supply chain management, international food policy and rural development.

School of Food and Nutritional Sciences, Research Facilities UCC

Our staff are among the most highly cited scientists in their respective fields and contribute to the development of policies that improve public health, safeguard food safety and promote innovation and sustainability of the rural economy and the modern food industry.

Staff Research Profiles - School of Food and Nutritional Sciences, UCC

Ireland’s agri-food industry is a key component of our modern economy. It accounts for 8% of GDP, with over 160,000 jobs. It is responsible for a major proportion of exports of Irish-owned enterprises and its products are sold in over 170 markets around the world. Annual food output exceeds €16 billion, and the sector contributes €7 billion in exports.

Our graduates are prepared for employment throughout the world for careers in food and related industries, healthcare and pharmaceutical sectors as scientists, technologists and innovators. 

Our Graduates - School of Food and Nutritional Sciences, UCC

Work Placement opportunities for our third year undergraduate students are provided in companies and hospitals across Ireland and Europe.

Work Placement - School of Food and Nutritional Sciences, UCC 

Welcome to our site and we hope you find it helpful. If you have any queries please feel free to contact us at foodandnutrition@ucc.ie Contact details for all our staff are available at people


Professor Alan Kelly

Head of School


Contact Us

Head of School

Prof. Alan Kelly

Room 315 Food Science Building 

Tel: 353-21-4903405

Email: a.kelly@ucc.ie  

School Manager Leah Neville 

Room 241 Food Science Building

Tel: 353-21-4902650

Email: l.neville@ucc.ie 

Administrative Staff Ms. Anne Cahalane

Room 350 Food Science Building 

Tel: 353-21-4903527

Email: a.cahalane@ucc.ie


Ms. Anne Fenton

Room 240 Food Science Building 

Tel: 353-21-4903393

Email: a.fenton@ucc.ie


Ms. Ciara Tobin

Room 240 Food Science Building 

Tel: 353-21-4902384

Email: ciaratobin@ucc.ie 


School of Food and Nutritional Sciences

School of Food and Nutritional Sciences, Room 240 Food Science Building, University College, Cork