Food Regulatory Affairs

Ulster University

M.Sc. Online
24 months
7530 GBP/year
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Food Regulatory Affairs degree offered at Ulster University provides postgraduate training in food regulatory affairs. 


Food Regulatory Affairs degree offered at Ulster University is an interdisciplinary subject area - integrating science, law and food/health policy as applied to the regulation of the entire food chain from pre-harvest to the consumer. International perspectives on Food Regulatory Affairs have become increasingly important, particularly since the formation of the World Trade Organisation and the international acceptance of Codex Alimentarius standards.

 This programme is designed to provide postgraduate training in Food Regulatory Affairs for individuals employed in the food sector, regulatory agencies, government departments, and trade organisations as well as those who wish to develop their career in this field.

Career options

The academic content of the programme helps students to develop knowledge and understanding of legislative, policy and scientific aspects of food regulatory affairs as well as to acquire skills to disseminate and implement knowledge in practice. This leads to excellent employment opportunities in government (EU and international) and non-government organisations, and in the European and international agri-food industry.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to the European Union and Food Regulatory Affairs
  • Risk Analysis
  • International Food Regulatory Affairs
  • Farm to Fork Regulation of the Food Chain
  • Food Regulatory Affairs Research Project
  • Research Methods and Biostatistics for Food and Nutrition

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




180 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

Applicants for the PgD/MSc must hold an Honours or non-Honours degree with a pass mark or equivalent standard (e.g. Postgraduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Graduate Certificate) in a relevant subject area from a university of the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland, from the Council for National Academic Awards, the National Council for Educational Awards, or from an institution of another country which has been recognised as being of an equivalent standard, or demonstrate ability to undertake the course through accreditation of prior experiential learning (APEL).

Tuition Fee

  • EU/EEA

    7530 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7530 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.

Northern Ireland & EU: £7,530.00


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Food Regulatory Affairs
Ulster University


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