MSc Food Regulatory Affairs


Online University College Dublin    UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science

Part time September PGDip, MSc, PGCert Part-time: 2 years
Food Sciences (15)

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Embark on a rewarding journey with the MSc Food Regulatory Affairs programme, a prestigious collaboration between Ulster University and University College Dublin. This distance-taught course, delivered entirely online, equips you with expertise in regulating the food chain from farm to fork. Led by European and global experts, the programme offers a comprehensive curriculum covering science, law, economics, and policy in the food industry. Graduates enjoy excellent job prospects in roles such as food regulatory affairs, product development, and quality enhancement. The course structure includes online lectures, tutorials, case studies, and a research project dissertation. Key outcomes include the ability to analyse food regulatory issues, conduct research projects, and communicate findings effectively. With a focus on international perspectives and EU regulatory policies, this programme stands out for its interdisciplinary approach and practical learning opportunities. Take the next step in your career in food regulatory affairs and explore the diverse module options available. Join us and become a leader in this vital industry.

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Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90)

MSc Food Regulatory Affairs covers the regulation of the entire food chain from “farm to fork”. 

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Dr. Maxine Bonham, Monash University. Melbourne

I undertook the MSc Food Regulatory Affairs to gain an understanding of the requirements and regulations surrounding the supply of food to the consumer. The course was well structured and a number of the lecturers are quite prolific in the area of food regulation so I found a lot of the content to be very current and topical. Although I have a strong background in nutrition the legal and political aspects behind food regulation were challenging to deal with and I learnt a great deal. Initially I undertook the course out of interest rather than to further my career, however it has turned out to be an extremely useful qualification as I now teach food regulation at Monash University, Melbourne.

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