Food Regulatory Affairs - Sligo

Study Hours
Students would need to allow 7 hours per week, consisting of 2 hours evening lectures and 5 hours independent learning and project work.

Subjects taught

Framework of Food Regulations
Food Processing Regulations
Claims and Labelling - Food to Market
Supply Chain Integrity
Professional Development in
Food Regulatory Affairs
Research Methods in Food
Regulatory Affairs and
Sustainable Food Systems
Sustainable Food Systems and
Regulatory Interactions
Managing Trends and
Divergence in Regulatory affairs
Current and Future Issues
Impacting Food Legislation
Dissertation in Food Regulatory
Affairs and Sustainable Food Systems

Entry requirements

Who should apply?

Employees in the Food and Drink sector, working in technical areas such as quality, food safety, regulatory affairs or R&D, need to be able to interpret regulations and understand their implications for their business. Trainees may have a variety of backgrounds, including food science, food engineering, home economics, and microbiology, however, many have not had any formal training in food regulatory affairs.

This course is open to those with a Level 8 Degree or Level 8 or Level 9 in other areas with sufficient work experience as assessed by Atlantic Technological University. Applicants with other qualifications and with relevant work experience may also be considered through ATU Sligo’s Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) process.

RPL is a process that may allow you to gain admission to a programme or to receive exemptions / credit from some parts of a programme based on demonstrated learning that you may have achieved through another programme of study or through your work and career. Further information is available through which our dedicated RPL portal or by contacting our admissions team at


3 Years Part-Time Online

On-Campus Attendance
Pre-dominantly live online lectures, supported by face-to face seminars and self-directed learning

More details
  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time

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