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MSc Food Safety


Course Description

This course offers graduates from Food, Nutrition or an appropriate science related subject the opportunity to progress into careers in the important field of food safety. You will focus on food microbiology, inspection and analysis and learn to evaluate a range of food safety management systems in UK and global food control. During the course you will examine the essential elements involved in the processing, preservation and packaging of food through analytical practical sessions. The course also gives you an understanding of the key areas of food law, regulation and policy, focusing on the enforcement of legislation relating to food.

You will be provided with an in-depth knowledge of emerging issues within the area of food, nutrition and food safety. Throughout the course you will explore and learn to critically evaluate issues raised by the enforcement of regulations and legislation relating to food.

Upon completing the course you will be able to compare and contrast methods of consumer protection from the UK and EU in relation to the sale, supply and production of food. You will maintain up-to-date knowledge of national and international legislative trends. You will also develop strong industrial links through the Manchester Food Research Centre.

Special features

* As a student of this course you will automatically be enrolled as a student member of the Institute of Food Science and Technology (http://www.ifst.org) which will give you access to membership benefits, networking and career development opportunities.

* You will maintain up-to-date knowledge of national and international legislative trends.

* You will develop strong industrial links through the Manchester Food Research Centre.

Visit the MSc Food Safety page on the Manchester Metropolitan University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

You will normally have a good UK undergraduate honours degree, or an international equivalent, in an appropriate science related subject and/or significant proven professional experience in a relevant field.

Course Fees

UK and EU students: full-time £4200, part-time £465 per 20 credit unit. Non-EU overseas students full-time £12,500.


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