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Veterinary Public Health

GradCert Veterinary Public Health
Grad Cert Veterinary Public Health is a 30 credit programme which covers the regulation of the entire food chain from “farm to fork”. 

This part-time programme provides postgraduate training in Food Regulatory Affairs together with a specialism in Veterinary Public Health (VPH) and is particularly designed for veterinarians employed in the food sector who wish to develop their career in this field.

The programme is entirely distance taught and Internet delivered.

European and global experts in science, law, economics, and policy contribute to the course

The awards are granted jointly between Ulster University (UK), and University College Dublin.

Entry requirements

Queries on Entry Requirements and Application process should be directed to University of Ulster.


1 year part-time.

Careers or further progression

Career Opportunities
There are excellent job prospects for graduates in food and projections for graduates in this discipline are extremely positive. At a time when the importance of the link between food and regulation is becoming increasingly evident, this programme will provide graduates with the skills necessary to function in technical, advisory and management roles in the food industry, public sector and regulatory agencies.

Within the food industry graduates will work in areas such food regulatory affairs, food labelling, product development and innovation, research and development, technical sales, product quality enhancement, with the distinct advantage of bringing a regulatory perspective to each of these roles.

Further enquiries

Contact Name: Aideen McKevitt
Contact Number: +353 (0)1 716 2806


Who should apply?
Part Time option suitable for:
Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. No

Queries on Programme Fees and Application should be directed to University of Ulster.

Enrolment and start dates

Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised.

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