The MSc in Advanced Food Safety programme is a novel course tailored to students who aim to or currently work within the local, national or international agri-food industry. It will be delivered by research active scientists within the Institute of Agri-Food and Land Use (IAFLU) at Queen's and will offer individuals the opportunity to obtain a unique postgraduate qualification in the field of food safety.
The major focus will be on new and emerging issues within the diverse field of food safety and will concentrate on developments in analytical approaches used to monitor and regulate food safety with the view to protect human health.
Key topics covered will include: food fraud and traceability and the analytical methods used to detect fraud and ensure food safety and authenticity; the links between environmental chemical contaminants and biological hazards present in animal feed and human food - highlighting new emerging technologies that enable rapid and early detection of food safety incidents and diagnosis of animal diseases.
Dr Mark Mooney
Institute of Agri-Food and Land Use
School of Biological Sciences
Tel: +44 (0)28 097 6537
A 2.2 Honours degree or above in a relevant area of science or equivalent recognised qualification.
Applicants who are non-EEA nationals must satisfy the UK Border Agency (UKBA) immigration requirements for English language for visa purposes, normally by providing evidence of one of the following:
1 year full-time
Morning / Afternoon / Evening.
Advanced Food Bioanalysis
Advanced Research Skills
Agri-food Traceability and Fraud
Food Safety, Health and Disease
Foundations for Research in the Biosciences
Research Project (Triple module)
Based on continuous assessment of coursework, examinations and assessment of modules based solely on submitted work related to private, individual study. An MSc will be awarded with Distinction to students who achieve a dissertation and average mark both exceeding 70 per cent, and with Commendation for marks over 60 per cent.
Local, national and international agri-food companies; Diagnostic research companies; Regulatory testing laboratories; Postgraduate research (PhD).
A major component of this programme will include the completion of a laboratory based food safety related research project based within IAFLU, including the ASSET Technology Centre, offering the opportunity to gain practical experience in the use of conventional and emerging bioanalytical technology platforms. Facilities and capabilities include:
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