Upon graduating you’ll be able to apply your knowledge to many diﬀerent areas of the food and health industry.
The UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science is the first destination of choice for students in Ireland interested in developing their careers in Agriculture, Food Science and Human Nutrition.
Career & Graduate Study Opportunities
Graduates of the Human Nutrition (Hons) degree from University College Dublin have found employment in:
- The food industry
- Nutrition research
- Health promotion
You can also train as a public health nutritionist through further study and/or applied practice. A number of students also progress to postgraduate taught study each year with the MSc in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics programme at UCD a particularly popular option.
Building a healthy world is a core strategy for UCD and the internationally recognised research groups in food and health have resulted in substantially increased recruitment into PhD and MSc (research) posts.
- Core material (chemistry, biology, nutritional biochemistry)
- Nutrients & the Role of Nutrition in Lifestages
- Physiology for Nutrition
- Nutrition Research modules
- Ten-month PWE
- Molecular, Public Health & Clinical Nutrition
- Nutrition & Communication
- 48 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
- The normal closing date is 1 February.
- Late applications are accepted up to 1 May except for categories of applicant (DARE, HEAR and Mature for most courses)
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- International Baccalaureate: 24 or more total points and the award of the IB Diploma
- Applicants presenting A-level and GCSE must have six recognised subjects, selected according to course requirements, and must obtain Grade C, or better, in two subjects at A-level (A2) and Grade C, or better, in the remaining four subjects at GCSE. (please see below for conversion of Irish leaving certificate requirements to A-level/GCSE grades)
- Certified true copy of official transcripts of academic results.
- (If you are awaiting current year examination results you must send your results to CAO as soon as they become available. If they arrive later than 3 August, we cannot guarantee that they will be processed in time for inclusion in Round 1 offers).
- In some cases, the final school report is also required.
International26400 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 26400 EUR per year during 48 months.
EU/EEA6880 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 6880 EUR per year during 48 months.
Living costs for Dublin
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.