MSc in 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 build on their knowledge, and to improve their practical knowledge and sensory skills in this burgeoning area of study.

This Masters 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.

The course is based on the latest scientific research and covers:

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MSc in Strength and Conditioning

Strength and conditioning is the application of scientific principles in order to understand and enhance sport and exercise performance and health and well-being.

The course is designed to provide students with an evidence-based understanding of the scientific method in the context of strength and conditioning.
Key areas of study include physiology, coaching, psychology, nutrition and metabolism with a focus on the practical application of strength and conditioning.

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MSc in Applied Sport and Exercise Nutrition

Within the past decade, there has been a marked growth in the career opportunities available for sport and exercise nutritionists as well as an enhanced interest in nutrition to complement other job roles in the sport and exercise science field. 

This Masters programme is designed to provide students with a sound grounding in the scientific method in the context of sport and exercise nutrition. Key areas of study include physiology, nutrition and metabolism with a focus on practical application of sport and exercise nutrition.  

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International MSc in Marine Biological Resources

This is a unique opportunity to study at a choice of nine European universities and receive one joint degree, while gaining access to Europe's top marine research institutes.

As a student on this exciting Masters programme, you will have the opportunity to:

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Department of Natural Sciences

GMIT's Department of Natural Sciences offers a variety of science degrees with a strong applied focus. 

Courses in this department are as follows:

  • Agricultural and Environmental Management (GMIT Mountbellew/Galway campuses)
  • Applied Freshwater and Marine Biology
  • Chemical and Pharmaceutical Science
  • Forensic Science & Analysis
  • Public Health Nutrition
  • Sport and Exercise Science

There is strong emphasis on learning by 'doing' to develop practical knowledge and critical thinking skills.

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MSc in Applied Marine Conservation

This one year MSc degree focuses on core and specialist competences in key themes of fisheries, marine conservation; sustainability and ecosystem based management.

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MSc in Conservation Behaviour

This one-year MSc degree focuses on how animal behaviour can be applied to wildlife conservation. This is an exciting new area of study, known as Conservation Behaviour, and is suitable for those interested in careers in animal behaviour and/or conservation.

You will study the behaviour of a wide range of species from marine, freshwater and terrestrial habitats, and you will learn how an understanding of animal behaviour can contribute to the conservation and management of those species.

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Certificate in Food Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Springboard)

GMIT has developed this free, 18 week part-time course to enable ambitious students to transform their ideas into new businesses.

This is not a traditional classroom taught course. Students will interact with a broad range of project hosts, practitioners, industry leaders and entrepreneurs including well known entrepreneurs such as:

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Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Public Health Nutrition

This exciting new degree programme is the first of its kind in the west of Ireland. 

Public Health Nutrition focuses on the promotion of good health through nutrition and the primary prevention of nutrition-related illness in the population.

Public Health Nutritionists develop, implement and evaluate nutrition policies and programmes, generating the evidence base and applying scientific knowledge to ensure understanding of the impact of food and diet on health and wellbeing of people and communities, and improving the diet, nutrition and health of people and communities.

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Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Sport and Exercise Science

This exciting new degree is the first of its kind in the West of Ireland. 

On this course, you will learn how to apply scientific principles in order to understand and enhance sport and exercise performance, health and well-being. 

It will prepare you to work in the world of sport, helping athletes and teams achieve optimum performance.  It will also prepare you to work the health sector, helping individuals to manage or prevent lifestyle-related chronic diseases through training and physical activity.

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