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Global Food Security (Food Safety) - MSc

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Food Hygiene Hotel / Catering Health & Safety Food Quality Control

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This Global Food Security (Food Safety) postgraduate programme will be delivered by leading research active staff within the internationally recognised Institute for Global Food Security (IGFS) based at Queen’s University is unique food safety course will comprise specialist modules such as chemical and microbiological feed and food safety, health, global food legislation, food fraud and advanced analytical methods for detecting food safety issues. The course is particularly suitable for those working in the agri-food industry, regulatory agencies and analytical communities who wish to develop their knowledge to a higher level. Students download their study materials, participate in course discussions, test their learning, watch video presentations and participate in webinars delivered by food security experts via the University’s Moodlebased delivery platform.

This programme will be suitable for anyone who wants to know more about this increasingly important area, those working within the wider Agri-food industry sector including food production, processing and retail, regulatory and governmental control agencies, and research organisations. Queen's postgraduates reap exceptional benefits. Unique initiatives, such as Degree Plus and Researcher Plus bolster our commitment to employability, while innovative leadership and executive programmes alongside sterling integration with business experts helps our students gain key leadership positions both nationally and internationally.

This programme should allow career progression for those working within the wider agri-food industry sector including food production, processing and retail, regulatory and governmental control agencies, and research organisations.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Modules

This module consists of research work and a written dissertation carried out around a hypothesis, case study, critical incident or other significant activity relevant to the programme. Students will prepare a project proposal for approval before registering on the module and develop a full project proposal upon which they are interviewed before carrying out the project work. Interim reports and a draft introduction will be submitted at required intervals in addition to regular contact with an assigned IGFS academic supervisor and submission of a completed thesis by an agreed deadline. Online teaching delivery will relate to project management skills, plagiarism, researching and writing techniques.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£10,440

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£10,440

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally have 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), or with relevant work experience, will be considered on a case by case basis, if they can demonstrate appropriate experience, acceptable to the School.

Department profile

The Faculty of Medicine, Health & Life Sciences at Queen’s University has a reputation for excellence in education and research - a reputation which is reflected in our position in the Top 200 Universities in the World (QS World Rankings 2019). Through our research, we strive to address some of the world’s greatest challenges in health, food and the environment. To meet these challenges, our academic staff undertake world-leading research...more