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This programme provides graduates with an insight into measures that are required to provide a supply of safe and wholesome food to consumers globally. A wide spectrum of food safety and quality management issues are addressed following the farm to fork approach.

This degree offers research-informed teaching by staff at the award-winning Natural Resources Institute, with unique academic expertise and industry knowhow. It is available as a postharvest technology route.

Specialist subjects

Topics covered include: good governance and national control systems; food inspection and testing services; legislation and private standards; and management of food safety and quality within the supply chain as well as in hotels and restaurants.

Professional development

Students also acquire a knowledge of the design and management of safety and quality management systems based upon risk analysis, e.g. Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP), ISO 9001:2015 designed to meet the requirements of national and international legislation and private standards. Students sit the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) Level 3 Award in HACCP for Food Manufacturing and are also given membership of the Institute of Food Science and Technology.

Some lectures are delivered by invited experts currently working in the food sector. This gives our postgraduate students the opportunity to network with and learn from a range of practitioners.

Students have the opportunity to apply for short placements in the food sector, which provides them with the all important experience that they need to demonstrate when applying for jobs.

Outcomes

The aims of the programme are to:

  • Prepare graduates for careers in the national and international food chain, e.g. food businesses, consultancy, research and development
  • Equip graduates with the knowledge and skills that will enhance their employability
  • Enrich graduates understanding of the dynamics of food safety and quality management systems and the context under which they operate at national and international levels.

What you will study

Students are required to study the following compulsory modules.

Students are required to choose 45 credits from this list of options.

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

Careers

These programmes provide professional development for government officials, environmental health officers and those employed in the food and hospitality industry, such as food technologists, postharvest technologists, food chemists, food microbiologists, laboratory staff and caterers.


Visit the Applied Food Safety and Quality Management PGDip/MSc page on the University of Greenwich – Medway Campus website for more details!

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