Global Food Security – Food Safety (Distance Learning) (MSc) at Queen’s University Belfast

Queen’s University Belfast
Anywhere, UK
Masters (MSc)

3 years
Part time

Course description:

The MSc in Global Food Security (Food Safety) at Queen’s University Belfast is a 3-year part-time, online Masters programme for those working in the agri-food industry who wish to develop their skills and knowledge to a postgraduate level. 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. The flexible format permits study breaks between academic years if required. 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.

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. 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
• Dissertation。


School of Biological Sciences at Queen’s University Belfast

Entry Requirements:

Applicants should have a 2.2 Honours degree or above in a relevant area of science or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University. Those with qualifications below 2.2 Honours degree standard (or equivalent) will be considered on a case by case basis, if they can demonstrate appropriate experience.

English Language Requirements: Students whose first language is not English, will have to produce an IELTS score of 6.0, with not less than 5.5 in any component, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University, taken within the last 2 years. Alternatively, applicants who have previously studied a degree through the medium of English can use this as evidence of English language proficiency. Non-EEA nationals must also satisfy UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) immigration requirements for English language for visa purposes.


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