Queen's University offers a range of postgraduate courses in Biological Sciences and aims to enhance the way we use technology in research, food security, microbiology, ecosystem biology, sustainability and many other related areas.
All postgraduate students benefit from a world class research environment, with research led education and research opportunities embedded within our degree programmes.
By providing an enriched environment of research and innovation we attract and develop the very best postgraduate talent.
The world’s food supply is reducing. Its production is under increasing pressure, and so safety issues are more likely to arise. The programme focus will be on new and emerging issues within the field, concentrating on developments in analytical approaches to monitor and regulate food safety, authenticity and security.
Animal Behaviour is the scientific study of what animals do, from single-celled organisms, invertebrates to vertebrates. It is one of the most exciting and interesting scientific disciplines, expanding rapidly over recent decades. Throughout the course students will get fundamental training in Animal Behaviour, Animal Welfare, Experimental Design, Statistics, and Presentation Skills to succeed on the competitive job market.
Managing sustainability is one of the most challenging and rapidly growing areas in both the public and private sectors. With increasing recognition of the impact of a world living beyond its means, the commitment to sustainable development to meet the needs of present generations without jeopardising those of the future has never been more apparent.
Biotechnology is the exploitation of living systems or molecules from them for commercial gain. Although the word 'biotechnology' is only a few decades old, humankind has been using biotechnology for millennia, for example in baking, brewing and sewage treatment. This Master's degree aims to teach the fundamental molecular bioscience underpinning biotechnology along with examples of its current applications.
There is unprecedented pressure on the environment due to exploitation, habitat degradation and loss, climate change, invasive species, pollution and emerging diseases. You can be part of something to help address these problems.
Links between poor nutrition and human health are well established, yet how best to improve current diet quality and health outcomes is a matter for debate. The Global Food Security (Food Safety) programme is delivered by leading research active staff within the Internationally recognised Institute for Global Food Security (IGFS) based at Queen’s University Belfast.
The MSc programme in Parasitology and Pathogen Biology is designed for students seeking training in parasite-borne infectious diseases that severely undermine human health in the developing world and tropics; agri-food production systems globally (including plant health and animal health and welfare).