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

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

This is a unique Global Food Security (Food Safety) programme at Queen's University Belfast 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 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 (2 modules / 60 CATS per year) and within their chosen environment.

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.

Programme Structure

Course Overview:

  • Students can study the Masters part-time over a period of 3 years, the Postgraduate Diploma part-time over a period of 2 years and the Postgraduate Certificate part-time over a period of 1 year.
  • Students have the option to enroll initially for a 1 year Postgraduate Certificate and upon successful completion advance to the Postgraduate Diploma and /or Masters programme.
  • Students can start the course in either September or February of each academic year.
  • Each module is available online for a specified 20 week period each academic year.
  • Online material will be released over a 15 week content delivery period with a further 5 weeks for completion and submission of the final assessment element.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 12 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description

      1-3 years

  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

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:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of 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.

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

    20800 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20800 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6140 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6140 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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