Veterinary Public Health

GradCert Veterinary Public Health
Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 30)
Grad Cert Veterinary Public Health is a 30 credit programme which covers the regulation of the entire food chain from "farm to fork".
• This part-time programme provides postgraduate training in Food Regulatory Affairs together with a specialism in Veterinary Public Health (VPH) and is particularly designed for veterinarians employed in the food sector who wish to develop their career in this field.
• 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.
Applications are direclty with University of Ulster. Queries on Application and Entry Requirements should be directed to University Ulster.

Vision and Values Statement
The overall aim of the course is to provide an academically challenging and professionally relevant, focused programme of study for those who wish to develop their careers in Veterinary Public Health. The course provides an opportunity for critical reflection and evaluation of current practice and policy, enables lifelong learning, and fosters continuing professional development.

Programme Outcomes
• Integrate knowledge of key principles underlying regulatory aspects of veterinary public health
• Appreciate the role of the veterinary practitioner in formation of legislation at the EU and International level
• Display an advanced knowledge of the application of veterinary public health principles to public health;
• Acquire, organize, critically analyse, interpret and present information relating to veterinary public health.
• Have a critical awareness of principles relating to scientific integrity and ethical issues in veterinary public health;
• Integrate and critically review information from a wide range of sources and to construct and defend reasoned conclusions;
• Demonstrate confidence and competence in understanding, analysing, interpreting and evaluating veterinary public health data;

Entry requirements

Queries on Entry Requirements and Application process should be directed to University of Ulster.




1 year, part-time.


Queries on Programme Fees and Application should be directed to University of Ulster.

Enrolment dates

Next Intake: Contact the school for information.

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.

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