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The food sector is seen as a key growth sector. Upon successful completion of the course, graduates will be open to an array of national and international employment opportunities within a rapidly-growing industry or related sectors.

91% of our graduates from this programme were employed after 6 months across a range of industry sectors. Source: Latest Graduate Outcomes Survey, published in December 2022.

Potential careers for our graduates include:     

Companies hiring our graduates include

Alumni Insights

Thomas Meade

MSc Food Business Strategy 2021, Marketing Executive at Kepak Group

"The course has equipped me with the skills needed to progress within the agri-food sector. The curriculum has the perfect balance of industry discussion and practical experience. A standout moment was presenting our marketing proposal to Keogh’s Crisps. I further developed my industry knowledge and network by working with many leading food companies and professionals. Since graduating I have used my learnings and experience in my role with Kepak.”

Romy Bolger

MSc Food Business Strategy 2019, Brand Marketing Executive at Arvum Group

"The MSc in Food Business Strategy gave me a theoretical and practical insight into global issues facing the food sector and the diversity within the Masters led me to discover my passion for marketing within the agri-food sector. The content is built around real life challenges and ideas, utilising case studies and guest presentations to bring industry into the classroom. The capstone project completed over two semesters has become a focal point in interviews I have done since completing my studies. This marketing project gave me the confidence I needed to focus my career in the area. I highly recommend this degree to anyone looking to benefit from a well-rounded curriculum, industry lecturers, and a uniquely diverse environment."

UCD Careers Network

The UCD Smurfit Career Development Centre team will work with you to define your career path and support you in developing the career-related skills, know-how, and confidence to pursue your post-MSc career goals.

Our holistic programme is designed to support you at key points in your career development.  Our programme is structured into three key stages, designed to support you in building and driving your own career.

A variety of workshops, events, one-to-one career appointments and access to a range of online tools and resources prepare you for future opportunities. 

Learn more about the UCD Careers Network 

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