Nutritional Science Students

Programme Coordinator BSc (Nutritional Sciences)

Dr. Tony Sheehy, Room 129, School of Food & Nutritional Sciences, Food Science Building, UCC

Tel: 021-4902382

Email: T.Sheehy@ucc.ie

 

Please select your relevant year for useful links and information

The Year Coordinator for 1st Year Nutritional Science programme is:

Dr. Alice Lucey, Room 128, School of Food & Nutritional Sciences, Food Science Building, UCC

Tel: 021-4902310

Email: a.lucey@ucc.ie 

 

Useful information for your studies in the School of Food and Nutritional Science is available at the following sites:

The Year Coordinator for 2nd Year Nutritional Sciences is

Professor Kevin Cashman, Room 123, School of Food & Nutritional Sciences, Food Science Building, UCC

Tel: 021-4901317

Email: K.Cashman@ucc.ie

 

Below please find a number of links to useful information for your studies in the School of Food and Nutritional Sciences

The Year Coordinator for 3rd Year Nutritional Sciences is:

Dr. Aoife Ryan, Room 126, School of Food & Nutritional Sciences, Food Science Building, UCC

Tel: 021-4902406

Email: a.ryan@ucc.ie

 

Below please find a number of links to useful information for your studies in the School of Food and Nutritional Sciences

 

An important component of the Nutrition degree at UCC is the work placement programme, which is organised by our dedicated work placement officer. This takes place in third year (from April – September) and can be in Ireland or abroad. Work placement offers students a unique opportunity to acquire the skills of teamwork, decision making and initiative while applying the theories learnt in university to practice. A graduate with experience of working as a professional in his/her field with the most up-to-date developments in Industry is an attractive potential employee.

The Year Coorinator for 4th Year Nutritional Sciences is:

Professor Mairead Kiely, Room 127, School of Food & Nutritional Sciences, Food Science Building, UCC

Tel: 021-4903394

Email: M.Kiely@ucc.ie

 

Below please find a number of links to useful information for your studies in the School of Food and Nutritional Sciences

Frequently Asked Question

Will the course at UCC qualify me as a dietician?

The only Nutrition programme in Ireland which qualifies you as a dietician is at DIT. There is also one at the Univ of Ulster at Coleraine (UK application system). Students applying to DIT do so through the CAO. This programme has LC chemistry as a prerequisite.

The two Nutrition degrees in Ireland are at UCC and UCD.  UCC is accredited with the Nutrition Society, which means that students are already registered Associate Nutritionists on graduation and are eligible to apply for full registration within 3 years working as a nutrition scientist in the food industry or elsewhere. For a student who completes a nutrition degree (or other related degree) and still wants to be a dietitian, there is an option to apply to do a Post Grad in dietetics at one of 8 centres in the UK. These places are highly competitive and there are no guarantees of a place. The programme is 18 months long for a Post Grad diploma in dietetics or 24 months for the Post Grad dip + an MSc and is very expensive.

Graduates of PG programmes in the UK typically get jobs as dietitians in the UK hospitals and some eventually return to Ireland to work in the HSE, although these jobs are currently few and far between.

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