Food Safety and Nutrition (PhD)

Queen's University Belfast the United Kingdom

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The award
PhD

How long you will study
3 years

Domestic course fees
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How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
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About Food Safety and Nutrition at Queen's University Belfast

Research Strategies

Research opportunities offered by this programme cover the entire food chain from farm to fork with a strong emphasis on the link between improved food safety and nutrition and improved public health and food security. Research studies will be conducted under the supervision of leading world-class scientists based within the Institute for Global Food Security at Queen's.

Research Strengths

  • Advanced and emerging technological and analytical platforms (biosensor, genomic, proteomic and metabolomic) 
  • Animal food and feed safety 
  • Animal health and disease diagnostics 
  • Crop and plant health
  • Consumer preference and risk perception
  • 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

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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Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardPhDHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study3 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course fees find outInternational course fees find out

Notes about fees for this course

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/

PhD Funded Studentships
We offer fully funded studentships to outstanding postgraduate researchers across our three faculties and five Doctoral Training Centres.

Entry requirements

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.

 

Fees and Funding   

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

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

 

Useful Links

  • Queen's Direct Applications Portal
  • Steps to Postgraduate Study Guidance (HEFCE)

 

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