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Global Food Security - Food Safety (MSc/PgDip/PgCert)

Queen’s University Belfast School of Biological Sciences

September MSc, PgDip, PgCert 1-3 years part-time

About the course

The Global Food Security (Food Safety) programme is delivered by leading research active staff within the Internationally recognised Institute for Global Food Security (IGFS) based at Queen’s University Belfast.

This is a unique postgraduate level course and awards are available at Certificate, Diploma or Master’s Level.

The programme offers a flexible study pathway to those working in the agri-food industry who wish to develop their skills and knowledge to a postgraduate level.

The course includes the following modules:

  • Food Safety and Health
  • Food Integrity, Fraud and Traceability
  • Advanced Analytical Tools for Food Safety
  • Global Food Standards and Legislation
  • Dissertation

Modern online technology and dynamic advanced audio and video tools will be employed to achieve a stimulating interactive

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Entry Requirements

Normally a 2.2 Honours degree or above in a relevant area of science or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University.

Applicants with qualifications below 2.2 Honours degree standard (or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University) will be considered on a case by case basis, if they can demonstrate appropriate experience, acceptable to the School.

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Student Profile(s)

Professor Chris Elliott

“Food safety and food security is now one of the most important topics in science across the world.

Queen's is leading the world in addressing one of the greatest global challenges - how to ensure the safety of our food. We ensure that our research provides a demonstrable contribution to society, and that everyone has access to safe, nutritious food, whilst the global population is growing faster than ever."



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