Food Regulatory Affairs - Online

Ulster University - Coleraine

Food Regulatory Affairs - Online

Food regulatory affairs integrates 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.

You will develop knowledge and understanding of legislative, policy and scientific aspects of food regulatory affairs, as well as acquire skills to disseminate and implement knowledge in practice. European and global experts in science, law, economics and policy contribute to the course.

This programme is designed for individuals already employed or who wish to develop careers in the food sector, regulatory agencies, government departments and trade organisation with excellent employment opportunities in government (national and international) and non-government organisations, and in the UK, European and international agri-food industry.

The award is granted jointly between Ulster University and University College Dublin.

For further course details please see "Course Web Page" below.

Entry requirements

To apply to our postgraduate taught programmes, you must meet the University's General Entrance Requirements and any course-specific requirements.

These vary depending on the course and are detailed online.

If English language is not your first language this course requires a minimum English level of IELTS 6.0, or equivalent. Visit for more details on English language requirements.

For full entry requirements please see "Course Web Page" below.

Application dates

Your Application
You can apply directly to Ulster any time of year. We advise that you submit your application two weeks prior to your course start date to ensure sufficient time to review your application and, should you be made an offer, complete all necessary enrolment admin.

To start an application, you must create an Ulster University account. Do not worry. You don't need to complete your application in one go. We understand that this is a big decision. Our admissions team are on hand to help you with both the form and any documentation that you may need as part of your application.

Application is through the University's online application system (see "Application Weblink" below).


Full-time/Part-time/Online. This course is taught online so you can study where you want, when you want.

Enrolment dates

Year of entry: 2020/21

Postgraduate Information Session 26 March 2020
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  • Qualifications

    Postgraduate Diploma at UK Level 7,Degree - Masters at UK Level 7,Postgraduate Certificate at UK Level 7

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Part time

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