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MSc Global Food Security (Food Safety)

MSc Global Food Security (Food Safety)

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Food Hygiene Security

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Overview

The MSc 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.

Career Prospects

Introduction

This flexible online programme has been designed specifically for anyone who wants to know more about this subject of increasing global importance, and who is seeking new opportunities or career advancement and progression in food safety related organisations and the wider agri-food industry sector including:

• Food production
• Agri-Food focused companies
• Processing and Retail Sectors
• Regulatory and governmental control agencies
• Research organisations
• Further PhD level study

Different course options

Online | Queen's University Belfast | 1 year | 21-SEP-20

Study mode

Online

Duration

1 year

Start date

21-SEP-20

Modules

In this module, examples of highly varied, internationally relevant and difficult to detect incidences of food fraud and compromised food traceability will be examined. The range and types of food fraud will be discussed and the means of detecting such incidences to ensure that food is safe, wholesome and authentic demonstrated. Regulatory requirements and associated challenges to the maintenance of food quality/safety will be elucidated highlighting the need for sensitive analytical techniques which can assist in such tasks. The economic consequences of food product recalls due to food contamination incidents will be assessed highlighting the need for traceability across the whole food supply chain, together with an exploration of consumer willingness to pay for improvements to aspects of food safety and traceability.
Advanced analytical tools for food Safety (30 Credits)

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)

£3,570

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£3,570

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

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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