MPhil

Food Safety and Biotechnology

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Key Programme Information

Entry Year

2017

Programme length

1 year(s)

School

Biological Sciences

Overview

Research Strategies

This programme focuses on applied aspects of advanced and emerging analytical technologies to address current issues in food safety, nutrition and food supply. It covers the entire food chain from farm to fork and places a strong emphasis on the link between improved food safety and nutrition and improved public health. 

Research Strengths

  • Advanced and emerging technological and analytical platforms (biosensors, isotopic and omics) 
  • Animal food and feed safety 
  • Animal health and disease diagnostics 
  • Global food security 
  • Food and nutrition metabolomics 
  • Food and nutrition quality measurements 
  • Food chemistry 
  • Food safety detection methodology 
  • Food traceability and authenticity 
  • Immunodiagnostics for food contaminant and toxin detection 
  • Natural compounds and their health applications 
  • Novel and functional foods 
  • Therapeutic biomolecules

Entry Requirements

Entrance Requirements   

The minimum academic requirement for admission to a research degree programme is normally a Second Class Honours degree from a UK or ROI HE provider, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University. Further information can be obtained by contacting the School.

International Qualifications   

For information on international qualification equivalents please select Your Country from the list on our International Students website.

 

Additional Information for International Students  

International students wishing to apply to Queen's University Belfast (and for whom English is not their first language), must be able to demonstrate their proficiency in English in order to benefit fully from their course of study or research. Non-EEA nationals must also satisfy UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) immigration requirements for English language for visa purposes.

Evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.0, with not less than 5.5 in any component, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University is required.

*Taken within the last 2 years.

For more information on English Language requirements for EEA and non-EEA nationals see: qub.ac.uk/EnglishLanguageReqs

 

If you need to improve your English language skills before you enter this programme, our partner INTO Queen's University Belfast offers a range of English language courses. These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability to entry to this programme. Please click the links below for more information:

  • English for University Study - an intensive English language and study skills course for successful university study at degree level
  • Pre-sessional English - a short intensive academic English course for students starting a degree programme at Queen's University Belfast and who need to improve their English

 

Fees and Funding   

For fees and funding information please see the University's Graduate School website:

http://www.qub.ac.uk/sites/graduateschool/PostgraduateFunding

 

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How To Apply

Applicants for Postgraduate programmes are strongly advised to carefully read the important information and follow the steps set out here before submitting their application via the Postgraduate Direct Applications Portal.

If you have queries on course content please contact the school representative below.

Dr Chen Situ
Institute for Global Food Security, School of Biological Sciences
Tel: 9097 6546
Email: c.situ@qub.ac.uk
WWW: http://www.qub.ac.uk/research-centres/InstituteforGlobalFoodSecurity

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Career Prospects

Queen's postgraduates reap exceptional benefits. Unique initiatives, such as Degree Plus and Researcher Plus bolster our commitment to employability, while innovative leadership and executive programmes alongside sterling integration with business experts helps our students gain key leadership positions both nationally and internationally.

Queen's postgraduates reap exceptional benefits. Unique initiatives, such as Degree Plus and Researcher Plus bolster our commitment to employability, while innovative leadership and executive programmes alongside sterling integration with business experts helps our students gain key leadership positions both nationally and internationally.

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Special Features

  • Students will be based in modern, world-class laboratory facilities equipped with state-of-the-art, highly advanced analytical instruments. 
  • Students will gain excellent practical experience of advanced and emerging analytical techniques for food safety analysis and monitoring. 
  • The School has a wide range of strong, international links with governments, academia and industry.  

Fees & Funding

There is a range of funding and scholarship options available to those considering study at Queen's.

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For tuition fee information see //www.qub.ac.uk/Study/PostgraduateStudy/TuitionFees/

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