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Veterinary Public Health - Food Regulatory Affairs

The programme provides postgraduate training in Veterinary Public Health with Food Regulatory Affairs specialism. Veterinary Public Health is an interdisciplinary subject area - integrating science, law and food/health policy as applied to the regulation of the entire food chain from pre-harvest to the consumer.

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

Relevant EU food regulatory policy will be covered within the lectures and translated into a coherent 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. In addition, core domains of veterinary public health (VPH) are addressed in relation to the regulatory responsibilities of the veterinarians and the protection of animal health and welfare and human health. Teaching is through online lectures, online discussions, individual support, video and internet links with staff, independent learning, and work in small groups. European and global experts in veterinary and food science, law, economics, and policy contribute to the programme.

A jointly awarded degree from Ulster University and University College Dublin, European and global experts in science, law, economics and policy contribute to the course.


Online, part-time.

Further enquiries



Wendy Kearney

T: +44 (0)28 7012 3099


Prof Kristina Pentieva

T: +44 (0)28 7012 4675


Enrolment and start dates

Year of entry: 2020/21

Postgraduate Information Session 26 March 2020

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