The MSc in Advanced Food Safety is tailored towards students who aim to, or currently work within the agri-food industry and related sectors, offering a unique qualification in the fields of food safety and security.
The Institute for Global Food Security (IGFS), is one of the Universitys four Global Research Institutes, which is leading the world in addressing one of the greatest challenges how to ensure the safety of our food.
The worlds food supply is reducing. Its production is under increasing pressure, and so safety issues are more likely to arise.
The programme focus will be on new and emerging issues within the field, concentrating on developments in analytical approaches to monitor and regulate food safety, authenticity and security.
Youll study at a university that was at the forefront of uncovering and understanding the horsemeat scandal.
When horsemeat was discovered in beef products in 2013, Professor Chris Elliott was the scientific expert that the government and media turned to for analysis and action.
Purpose-built teaching and research facilities are being built for the Institute of Global Food Security, within the new £39 million Biological Sciences building due to open in 2018.
"One of the benefits of coming to study Food Safety at Queens is access to state of the art equipment used in food safety analysis.
Students can get hands on experience both of conventional routine equipment used in diagnostic laboratories but also the new equipment that in future years will be used across the industry."
Dr Mark Mooney, Course Director for MSc Advanced Food Safety.