The Global Food Security (Food Safety) programme is an online distance learning course 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 part-time programme with awards available at Certificate, Diploma and Master's level.
The programme offers a flexible study pathway to those already working in the agri-food industry and related sectors who wish to develop their skills and knowledge to a postgraduate level.
Global Food Security (Food Safety) highlights
World Class Facilities
•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.
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.
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.
Estimated student time required to complete each module is between 15–20 hours per week.
Learning and Teaching
Learning opportunities associated with this course are outlined below:
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.