Veterinary Public Health - Online

Ulster University - Coleraine

Veterinary Public Health - Online

This programme will give you a broad knowledge of veterinary public health (VPH) issues. 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 will be covered and translated into a regulatory framework so that you can grasp the complex idea of total regulation of the food chain, from primary production, through to consumer health issues. Core areas of VPH are addressed in relation to the regulatory responsibilities of veterinarians and the protection of animal health and welfare and human health. You will develop knowledge of legislative, policy and scientific aspects of VPH, as well as acquire skills to implement knowledge in practice. Teaching is through online lectures, discussions, individual support and small group work.

On successful completion of the PGCert you can progress to the PGDip or Masters in Veterinary Public Health (Food Regulatory Affairs specialisation).

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 Certificate at UK Level 7

  • Attendance type

    Part time

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