Global Food and Drink Leadership / An Dioplóma Iarchéime sa Cheannaireacht Dhomhanda um Bia agus Deoch

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.

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 City Campus in Grangegorman and one day of online learning the following week. The course is scheduled to take place on Thursdays.  

PART TIME SEPTEMBER START 

Applications will open in November 2021.

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

TU235

Level

Level 9

Award

Postgraduate Diploma

Duration

3 Semesters

Course Type

Postgraduate

Mode of Study

Part Time

Method of Delivery

Classroom, Online

Commencement Date

September 2022

Location

City Centre: Grangegorman

Fees

Fees

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

Contact Us

Dr Brian J Murphy, Programme Chair

Contact Us

School of Culinary Arts and Food Technology Office