Please note this course is planned to run in September 2022
Food Safety is an essential Public Health issue without which there is a significant threat to health from foodborne disease. Understanding the legislation, policy and science behind maintaining a safe food system is essential for regulatory bodies, government and the agri-food industry.
This Professional Diploma integrates science, law and food policy from pre-harvest to the consumer and brings experts together from UCD and beyond to helps students to develop knowledge and understanding of food risk and regulation and acquire skills to disseminate and implement knowledge in practice. This programme is delivered entirely online.
Applicants must hold a second class degree or higher in a scientific discipline. Applicants from other disciplines may be accepted on the basis of previous relevant experience and prospective candidates are encouraged to contact the Programme Director to discuss their eligibility.
Applicants whose first language is not English must also demonstrate proof of English proficiency as per UCD's minimum English language requirements.
There are 3 modules each worth 10 credits. All modules must be taken. For each 10 credits module students are expected to undertake about 250 hours of work including online learning and independent learning activities.
Food Regulation (FDSC40740) – Autumn Trimester
Science and Standards of Food Safety (FDSC40730)– Spring Trimester
Food Risk Analysis (FDSC40720) – Summer Trimester
On completion of this programme, you will be equipped with the knowledge and skills relevant to Food Safety and Regulatory Science within the food industry and beyond which will develop your deep discipline specific knowledge.
This can enhance your career options, progression and capabilities within the food industry, regulatory body, or within your own business.