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Global Food Security (Food Safety), M.Sc.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #173 (QS) Online
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.

About

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

Global Food Security (Food Safety) Highlights

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

Internationally Renowned Experts

  • The Institute for Global Food Security at Queen’s University Belfast plays a major role in delivering safe, sustainable and authentic food to the world’s population, and has become globally recognised for it’s excellence in research and was ranked number one for research intensity in the UK for agriculture veterinary and food science (Times Higher Education Research Intensity Ranking/REF, 2014).

Student Experience

  • The distance-learning format is particularly suitable if you are in full or part-time employment as you can organise your studies around your work and family commitments. Furthermore, the flexible format permits study breaks between academic years if required. In addition, employers support our distance learning format as staff do not require regular leave to attend on-campus. 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 Online distance learning delivery platform.

Career Prospects

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

 

Modern online technology and dynamic advanced audio and video tools will be employed to achieve a stimulating interactive teaching and learning experience across all topics.This programme offers learners the opportunity to study this exciting and rapidly changing area, taught by world experts within the field, at their own pace (60 CATS per year) and within their chosen environment.

Accreditation

Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Privy Council, Queen's University Belfast (QUB) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 20,000-24,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Queen's University Belfast (QUB) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Food safety and health
  • Food integrity, fraud and traceability
  • Advanced analytical tools for food security
  • Global food standards and legislation
  • Dissertation

        Detailed Programme Facts

        • Programme intensity Part-time
          • Average part-time duration 36 months
          • Intensity Flexible
        • Credits
          180 alternative credits
        • Languages
          • English
        • Delivery mode
          Online
          • Time flexibility
            Fully structured
          • Attendance
            No Attendance
          • Teacher support
            Continuous support with feedback on request
          • Student interaction
            Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions), Online group works/assignments

        English Language Requirements

        • Minimum required score:

          6

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        • Minimum required score:

          80

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        Academic Requirements

        You need the following GPA score:

        Recommended score: Lower Second Class

        Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of Lower Second Class or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

        Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

        General 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.The University's Recognition of Prior Learning Policy provides guidance on the assessment of experiential learning (RPEL).

        Technological Requirements

        Getting a Student Visa

        This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

        Tuition Fee

        • International

          10440 GBP/year
          Tuition Fee
          Based on the original amount of 10440 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
        • EU/EEA

          10440 GBP/year
          Tuition Fee
          Based on the original amount of 10440 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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