Course Description


The MSc in Nutrition and Sensory Science focuses on the role of Nutrition and Sensory in Science.

It is for graduates who have already developed a real interest in science and food and are aiming to build on their knowledge, and to improve their practical knowledge and sensory skills in this burgeoning area of study.

This Masters programme is designed to provide students with evidence-based practice, and a firm grounding in the scientific method in the context of Nutrition and Sensory Science.

The course is based on the latest scientific research and covers:

  • Statistics for Sensory Science
  • Sensory Techniques for Nutrition Research
  • Food Packaging and Marketing for Product Development
  • Principles of Food and Nutritional Science
  • Consumer and Trained Panel Sensory Science
  • Research Methods

Students will also complete two Applied Research Projects.

This is currently the only postgraduate course in Nutrition and Sensory Science being offered in Ireland.

CollegeAtlantic Technological University, Galway-Mayo
Course LocationGalway
Course CategoryFood Science, Science & Technology
Course TypeBlended Learning - Mix of Classroom & Online
Course QualificationMasters Degree
Awarding Body DetailsMasters
Course Start Date20th September 2021
Course Duration18 months
Course Fee€5,950
Entry RequirementsCognate Level 8 Bachelor (Hons) degree with a minimum grade classification of H2.2 or equivalent. Typically, students will come from a scientific background however candidates with relevant experiential learning will also be considered.
Carear PathStudents successfully completing the MSc in Nutrition and Sensory Science at GMIT will enjoy an exciting and diverse career field. Career opportunities in this field are developing rapidly for graduates with advanced skills in training consumer panels and trained sensory panels. Employment opportunities are similar at a local, regional and national level. These roles include: Sensory Scientist Sensory & Consumer Scientist New Product Development Technologist RD&A Scientist Quality Assurance Technologist Digital Consumer Insights Analyst Digital Food Media Associate Research Officer in State Agencies and Higher Education Institutions Advisory roles in Nutrition, Sensory, and Taste Sciences Self-employment (consultant, entrepreneur) Lecturer in Higher Education Post Graduate Researcher Graduates will also be eligible to pursue research PhD programmes in a range of areas.
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Atlantic Technological University, Galway-Mayo

GMIT Galway Campus, Dublin Rd. Galway H91 T8NW, GMIT Mayo Campus Westport Rd. Castlebar Co. Mayo F23 X853, Galway, Republic of Ireland

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Atlantic Technological University, Galway-Mayo
GMIT Galway Campus, Dublin Rd. Galway H91 T8NW
GMIT Mayo Campus Westport Rd. Castlebar Co. Mayo F23 X853, Galway
Republic of Ireland
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