Research course

Food Safety and Biotechnology

Queen's University Belfast · School of Biological Sciences

Entry 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.

Months of entry


Course content

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

Information for international students

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

Fees and funding

Applicants should refer to the relevant School's website for information. Details may be found here.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Dr Chen Situ
028 9097 6546