The Global Food Security (Food Safety) programme is delivered by leading research active staff within the Internationally recognised Institute for Global Food Security (IGFS) based at Queen's University Belfast.
This is a unique postgraduate level course and awards are available at Certificate, Diploma or Master's Level.
The programme offers a flexible study pathway to those working in the agri-food industry who wish to develop their skills and knowledge to a postgraduate level.
The course includes the following modules:
• Food Safety and Health
• Food Integrity, Fraud and Traceability
• Advanced Analytical Tools for Food Safety
• Global Food Standards and Legislation
Modern online technology and dynamic advanced audio and video tools will be employed to achieve a stimulating interactive teaching and learning experience across all topics. This programme offers learners the opportunity to study this exciting and rapidly changing area, taught by world experts within the field, at their
own pace (2 modules / 60 CATS per year) and within their chosen environment.
Global Food Security (Food Safety) highlights
"Food safety and food security is now one of the most important topics in science across the world." Professor Chris Elliott
Internationally Renowned Experts
•The Institute for Global Food Security at Queen's University Belfast plays a major role in delivering safe, sustainable and authentic food to the world's population, and has become globally recognised for it's excellence in research and was ranked number one for research intensity in the UK for agriculture veterinary and food science (Times Higher Education Research Intensity Ranking/REF, 2014).
•The distance-learning format is particularly suitable if you are in full or part-time employment as you can organise your studies around your work and family commitments. Furthermore, the flexible format permits study breaks between academic years if required. In addition, employers support our distance learning format as staff do not require regular leave to attend on-campus. Students download their study materials, participate in course discussions, test their learning, watch video presentations and participate in webinars delivered by food security experts via the University's Online distance learning delivery platform.
Students can study the Masters part-time over a period of 3 years, the Postgraduate Diploma part-time over a period of 2 years and the Postgraduate Certificate part-time over a period of 1 year.
Students have the option to enroll initially for a 1 year Postgraduate Certificate and upon successful completion advance to the Postgraduate Diploma and /or Masters programme.
Students can start the course in either September or February of each academic year.
Each module is available online for a specified 20 week period each academic year.
Online material will be released over a 15 week content delivery period with a further 5 weeks for completion and submission of the final assessment element.
Module content will be opened up on a block-by-block basis every 3 weeks and students will work at their own pace through content completing continuous assessment tasks to agreed schedules.
Start dates for next DL modules are:
- Food safety and health: Monday 23rd September 2019
- Food integrity, fraud and traceability: Monday 2nd March 2020
- Advanced Analytical Tools for Food Security: Monday 21st September 2020
- Global food standards and legislation: Monday 1st March 2021.
Learning and Teaching
At Queen's, we aim to deliver a high quality learning environment that embeds intellectual curiosity, innovation and best practice in learning, teaching and student support to enable student to achieve their full academic potential.
The programme is only taught part time with students undertaking 1 module per semester.
Modern online technology and dynamic advanced audio and video tools will be employed to achieve a stimulating teaching and learning experience.