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This NEW 18-month taught Masters programme specialises in nutrition and sensory science. It is a full-time programme, and part-time options are also available.

Why Study Nutrition and Sensory Science?
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 improve their practical knowledge and sensory skills in this burgeoning area of study.This 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.

Unique in Ireland
This is currently the only postgraduate course in nutrition and sensory science offered in Ireland.

What to expect
The programme is delivered via blended learning and has been designed to suit those that are already in the workplace as it can be completed on a part time basis.

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
• Research Project

See for a full list of subjects.

Career Opportunities
Graduates of the MSc in Nutrition and Sensory Science at GMIT will enjoy an exciting and diverse career field. Employment opportunities in this area are developing rapidly for graduates with advanced skills in training consumer panels and trained sensory panels.

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
• Self-employment (consultant, entrepreneur)
• Lecturer in Higher Education
• Post Graduate Researcher

Further study
Graduates will be eligible to pursue research PhD programmes in a range of related areas.

I want to know more. Who can I talk to?
Dr Lisa Ryan is Head of Department of Sport, Exercise and Nutrition. She will be happy to help you.

You can contact her on:

T +353 91 742 556 | E

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