The new Master of Science in Functional Foods and Product Development Course is in-line with the UL strategic plan by supporting and sharing expertise and knowledge through education, research, and engagement for the benefit of the graduates and the enrichment of society.
The course is innovative, up-to-date and is paved with research excellence in food science, which is a novel and top-notch approach in UL and in Ireland. The Postgraduate Diploma/M.Sc in Functional Foods & Product Development offered at the University of Limerick (UL) is delivered either over 1 year (full time) or 2 years (part-time).
This innovative evidence-based interdisciplinary course explores the theoretical and practical science and technologies behind the development and validation of functional foods, ranging from conceptualization of food development to human interventions to assess the food efficacy. The course program offers a wide variety of Modules that will aid the student to design in vitro (i.e., chemical and cell-based protocols) and in vivo (i.e. yeasts, animals, and human interventions) protocols. Additionally, the student will be able to analyse data and make inferences about the effectiveness/functionality of the ingredient and/or food models developed.