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Food Regulatory Affairs VPH

This is a part-time programme which is entirely internet delivered. European and global experts in veterinary and food science, law, economics, and policy contribute to the programme. The awards are granted jointly between Ulster University (UK), and University College Dublin (IRL).

MSc Food Regulatory Affairs (Veterinary Public Health VPH) 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 veterinary and food science, law, economics, and policy contribute to the programme
-The awards are granted jointly between Ulster University (UK), and University College Dublin

Entry requirements

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

We recognise a range of qualifications for admission to our courses. In addition to the specific entry conditions for this course you must also meet the University’s General Entrance Requirements.

Applicants for the PgD/MSc Food Regulatory Affairs with Veterinary Public Health specialism must hold a degree in veterinary medicine from a university of the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland, or from an institution of another country which has been recognised as being of an equivalent standard. Normally students will have a minimum of one-year post qualification experience prior to commencement of the programme.

Applicants are also demonstrate evidence of competence in written and spoke English (GCSE grade C or equivalent).

English Language Requirements
English language requirements for international applicants
The minimum requirement for this course is Academic IELTS 6.0 with no band score less than 5.5. Trinity ISE: Pass at level III also meets this requirement

Ulster recognises a number of other English language tests and comparable IELTS equivalent scores.

Duration

2 years - part-time (Distance learning)

Number of credits

90 credits

Careers or further progression

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

Dr Aideen McKevitt (Course Director)
Phone: + 353-1-716-2806
Email: aideen.mckevitt@ucd.ie

Ulster University
Faculty Office
T: +44 (0)28 7012 4159
E: science@ulster.ac.uk
Course Director: Dr Kristina Pentieva
T: +44 (0)28 7012 4675
E: k.pentieva@ulster.ac.uk

https://www.ulster.ac.uk/courses/course-finder/201718/food-regulatory-af...

Subjects taught

Courses are continually reviewed to take advantage of new teaching approaches and developments in research, industry and the professions. Please be aware that modules may change for your year of entry. The exact modules available and their order may vary depending on course updates, staff availability, timetabling and student demand. Please contact the course team for the most up to date module list.

Year one
Risk Analysis
Year: 1
This module provides students with a solid foundation in the concepts and principles of risk analysis so that they will be capable of applying knowledge gained in this module to practical situations in the workplace.

International Food Regulatory Affairs
Year: 1
This module gives students an appreciation of global regulation of the food supply. It provides students with a solid foundation in the concepts and principles of risk analysis so that they will be capable of applying the knowledge gained in this module to practical situations in the workplace.

Veterinary Public Health 1 - Regulatory
Year: 1
Veterinary Public Health 1 - Regulatory, will translate the requirements laid down in of EC Regulation 854/2004 on official controls on food and feed of animal origin in terms of basic tenets that underpin EU food regulatory policy into a coherent framework which will equip students with the knowledge base and skills necessary to progress to the more specific elements of Veterinary Public Health which will be studied in the second semester.

Veterinary Public Health 2 - Applied
Year: 1
This module builds on the knowledge base and skills from the previous module (Veterinary Public Health 1 - Regulatory) and aims to integrate the disparate elements of the documented requirements for training of official veterinarians so that students will grasp the complex idea of total regulation of the food chain from primary production, animal welfare, food processing, monitoring and surveillance, environmental and waste issues to protection of consumer health.

Year two:

Food Regulatory Affairs Research Project
Year: 2
This module, which is normally practical based, provides the opportunity, through research or advanced scholarship, to integrate knowledge of the food regulatory sciences by the advanced study and elucidation of a chosen topic in the food regulatory area. It is conducted under supervision.

Research Methods and Biostatistics for Food and Nutrition
Year: 2
This module provides the foundation for research methods for food and nutrition sciences. The design of experimental investigations and the use of statistical methods are discussed. The module requires the completion of a critical evaluation of published literature and development of the research project proposal, problem-based assessments; issues relating to research governance are also included.

Food and Health
Year: 2
This module is optional
This module introduces students to basic nutritional concepts, including the relationships between diet and chronic disease, and how these concepts inform developments in European food and nutrition policy.

Current Issues in Food Regulatory Affairs
Year: 2
This module is optional
This module gives students the opportunity to study in-depth and to evaluate critically some of the current issues and challenges facing the EU in terms of implication for regulatory affairs.

Nutrition and Health Claims
Year: 2
This module is optional
Development, implementation and evaluation of Nutrition and Health Claims Regulation (Regulation 1924/2006) in the European Union and comparison with other regulatory regimes.

Comment

Who should apply?
Part Time option suitable for:

Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. No

Application date

Applications to our postgraduate courses are made through the University’s online application system. 

Enrolment and start dates

Start Date: September 2017

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

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