Food Regulatory Affairs

GradDip Food Regulatory Affairs
Academic Year 2020/2021
Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 60)

Grad Dip Food Regulatory Affairs covers the regulation of the entire food chain from "farm to fork".

These programmes are designed to provide postgraduate training in Food Regulatory Affairs for individuals employed in the food sector or those who wish to develop their career in this field but who are unable to study full time.

The programme is entirely distance taught and Internet delivered.

European and global experts in science, law, economics, and policy contribute to the course

The awards are granted jointly between Ulster University (UK), and University College Dublin.

Who should apply?
Part Time option suitable for:
Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. Yes

This Grad Dip Food Regulatory Affairs is designed to provide postgraduate training in Food Regulatory Affairs for individuals employed in the food sector or those who wish to develop their career in this field but are unable to study full time. The programme will benefit individuals employed in food and beverage industries, regulatory agencies, government departments, and trade organisations.

Programme Outcomes
Integrate knowledge of key principles underlying the modern risk based, food chain approach to food regulation

Display an advanced knowledge of the application of key food regulatory principles to public health

Demonstrate a critical awareness of principles relating to scientific integrity and ethical issues in food regulatory affairs

Think independently, evaluate and reflect, set tasks and select appropriate and reasoned approaches to solve problems and construct and defend reasoned conclusions

Utilize library, computer and other resources to acquire, apply and disseminate scientific knowledge in reports, presentations, and coursework

Demonstrate at professional level an ability to communicate scientific information to peers, colleagues and others as appropriate

Specify, design and construct particular courses of action in the short and long term on food regulatory affairs issues and communicate these to stakeholders

Acquire, organise, critically analyse, interpret and present information relating to issues in Food Regulatory Affairs.

Acquire, organise, critically analyse, interpret and present information relating to issues in Food Regulatory Affairs.

Demonstrate a critical awareness of principles relating to scientific integrity and ethical issues in food regulatory affairs

Demonstrate at professional level an ability to communicate scientific information to peers, colleagues and others as appropriate

Display an advanced knowledge of the application of key food regulatory principles to public health

Integrate knowledge of key principles underlying the modern risk based, food chain approach to food regulation

Specify, design and construct particular courses of action in the short and long term on food regulatory affairs issues and communicate these to stakeholders

Think independently, evaluate and reflect, set tasks and select appropriate and reasoned approaches to solve problems and construct and defend reasoned conclusions

Utilize library, computer and other resources to acquire, apply and disseminate scientific knowledge in reports, presentations, and coursework

Entry requirements

Applications are direclty with University of Ulster. Queries on Application and Entry Requirements should be directed to University of Ulster.

Subjects taught

Stage 1 - Option
Introduction to the European Union and Food Regulatory Affairs (UU)
FDSC40270
Farm to Fork Regulation of the Food Chain (UU)
FDSC40280
Risk Analysis (UU)
FDSC40290
International Food Regulatory Affairs (UU)
FDSC40300
Research Design & Statistics (UU)
FDSC40310
Food & Health (UU)
FDSC40320
Current Issues Food Regulatory Affairs (UU/UCC)
FDSC40330
Nutrition and Health Claims (UU)
FDSC40560

Duration

18 months Part-Time

Fees

Please contact the school for fee information.

Enrolment dates

Next Intake: 2020/2021 September

Post Course Info

Careers & Employability
There are excellent job prospects for graduates in food and projections for graduates in this discipline are extremely positive. At a time when the importance of the link between food and regulation is becoming increasingly evident, this programme will provide graduates with the skills necessary to function in technical, advisory and management roles in the food industry, public sector and regulatory agencies.

Within the food industry graduates will work in areas such food regulatory affairs, food labelling, product development and innovation, research and development, technical sales, product quality enhancement, with the distinct advantage of bringing a regulatory perspective to each of these roles.

More details
  • Qualification letters

    GradDip

  • Qualifications

    Postgraduate Diploma (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time

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