Taught course

Veterinary Public Health

Ulster University · School of Biomedical Sciences

Entry requirements

Applicants should have an Honours or non-Honours degree in Veterinary Medicine from a University of the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland or from an institution of another country, which has been recognised as being of equivalent standard. In addition the potential students are expected to have a minimum of one year post qualification experience. The work experience, knowledge and skills required for admission to the course must be sufficient to ensure that the student is able to follow the programme of study.

Months of entry


Course content

Veterinary Public Health (VPH) is a subject area which includes all aspects of public health that can be protected or improved by application of veterinary science. It links the animal and human health with the environment and plays a pivotal role in the development of an integrated ‘farm to fork’ approach to food safety. This programme is designed to provide postgraduate and professionally relevant advanced training in VPH. The programme focuses on the core domains of VPH in relation to the regulatory responsibilities of the official veterinarians for the protection of animal health and welfare and human health.

This programme enables official veterinarians to meet the demands for straightforward and clear answers regarding the potential risks (both microbial and non-microbial) associated with the consumption of, or exposure to, products of animal origin, issues of animal welfare and protection of the environment. This programme fulfils the additional requirement for the training of official veterinarians as set out in European Regulation 854/2004.

This is a part-time programme which is entirely internet delivered. European and global experts in veterinary science, law, economics, and policy contribute to the course. The awards are granted jointly between the Ulster University (UK), and University College Dublin (IRL).

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCert
    part time
    12 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
    12 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Dr Kristina Pentieva
+44 (0) 28 7012 4159