Veterinary Public Health - Food Regulatory Affairs - Online

Ulster University - Coleraine

Veterinary Public Health - Food Regulatory Affairs - Online

This programme will provide you with a broad knowledge of veterinary public health and food regulatory affairs issues. You will learn to assess available evidence and data, make sound judgements, and communicate findings effectively to stakeholders in the food chain including producers, regulators, industry and consumers.

Relevant UK, EU and international food regulatory policy is covered within the lectures and translated into a regulatory framework so that you can grasp the complex idea of total regulation of the food chain, from primary production, to consumer health issues. Core domains of veterinary public health will be addressed in relation to the regulatory responsibilities of veterinarians and the protection of animal health and welfare and human health. Teaching is through online lectures, discussions, individual support and small group work. European and global experts in science, law, economics and policy contribute to the courses.

This programme leads to excellent employment opportunities in government (national and international) and non-government organisations, and in the UK, European and international agrifood industry.

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).


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

  • Attendance type

    Part time

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