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Global Food and Drink LeadershipCheannaireacht Dhomhanda um Bia agus Deoch

Course Title: Postgraduate Diploma in Global Food and Drink Leadership

An NFQ Level 8 undergraduate degree or equivalent classification (2.2 or higher) in a relevant discipline or an NFQ Level 7 undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline together with significant industrial or academic experience.

Candidates who do not reach the minimum academic requirements but who can demonstrate sufficient sectoral knowledge and experience may be considered for entry to the course.

Candidates may be required to attend for an admission interview.

If English is not your first language you will need to provide evidence of your English language proficiency as detailed on our website. Applicants for this course should have a minimum IELTS (Academic Version) English Proficiency of 7 overall (or equivalent) with nothing less than 6 in each component.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Global Food and Drink Leadership is an innovative course that fosters participants’ understanding of the food and drink sector and provides a leadership perspective on key issues facing the industry. This course is delivered in a blended way through on-campus and online engagement. It has been developed by an experienced academic team and industry experts with a strong food and drink background and aims to foster in participants a deeper understanding of the sector that will help advance their future business career in the food and drink industry.

Note: Costs of field trip excursions/meal experiences will be covered by individual students and are not included in the course fee.

The course is delivered part-time over 18 months and encompasses important thematic areas such as leadership, food policy, sustainability, food media and new product development. It is delivered over three consecutive semesters. There are three single-semester modules and two of the modules are delivered across two semesters.

Semester 1

  • Integrated Food and Drink Innovation
  • Food Discourse in the Media

Semester 2

  • Integrated Food and Drink Innovation
  • Integrated Food and Drink Leadership
  • Gastronomic Engagement

Semester 3

  • Integrated Food and Drink Leadership
  • Global Food Policy and Culture                

As this is a blended programme participants will alternate weekly between one day of face-to-face attendance at TU Dublin's Grangegorman campus and one day of online learning the following week. The course is scheduled to take place on Thursdays.

Applications for this course are now open - Apply Online

Non-EU Students

Non-EU students, not resident in Ireland, are not eligible to apply for programs that are delivered on-campus. Applications for courses that require on-campus attendance will not be processed and the application fee will not be refunded.  

On successful completion of the Postgraduate Diploma, students will have the opportunity, if they wish, to undertake a supervised research thesis. Successful completion of their thesis will enable students to graduate with an Add on MSc in Global Food and Drink Leadership. Fees for the Add on MSc are not included in the programme fees for the Postgraduate Diploma.

TU Code



Level 9


Postgraduate Diploma


1.5 years

Course Type


Mode of Study

Part Time

Method of Delivery


Commencement Date

September 2024


City Centre: Grangegorman

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€5,000 Total Fee

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Dr Brian J Murphy, Programme Chair

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School of Culinary Arts and Food Technology