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Food Safety, Hygiene and Management Masters/MSc/PG Diploma/PG Certificate


Course Description

This programme provides advanced academic training in food safety and food control. You will consider the relationship between food and public health, and examine the scientific, technical, managerial, political and legislative factors that influence food safety.

The course is particularly suitable for those with relevant food related knowledge and/or experience including:

Hygiene managers or supervisors already working in the food industry
Staff working in competent authorities or enforcement; for example, Environmental Health Officers or Food Safety Officers
Staff in diagnostic or food microbiology laboratories
Students who have completed relevant undergraduate degrees such as Food Technology and wish to find employment in the food industry or local government
Food hygiene and management trainers or consultants

Chemical Engineering is dynamic and evolving. It provides many solutions to problems facing industries in the pharmaceutical, biotechnological, oil, energy and food and drink sectors. It is vital to many issues affecting our quality of life; such as better and more economical processes to reduce the environmental burden, and more delicious and longer lasting food due to the right combination of chemistry, ingredients and processing.

About the School of Chemical Engineering

Birmingham has one of the largest concentrations of Chemical Engineering expertise in the UK, with an excellent reputation in learning, teaching and research.
Investment totalling over £3.5 million in our buildings has resulted in some of the best teaching, computing and laboratory facilities anywhere in the UK.
We have achieved an excellent performance in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) – the system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions. 87% of the research in the School was rated as world-leading or internationally excellent. It was ranked joint fourth overall in the UK for its research prowess and first nationally for research impact.
The enthusiasm that the academic staff have for their research comes through in their teaching and ensures that they and you are at the cutting edge of chemical engineering.

Funding and Scholarships

There are many ways to finance your postgraduate study at the University of Birmingham. To see what funding and scholarships are available, please visit: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/pgfunding

Open Days

Explore postgraduate study at Birmingham at our on-campus open days.
Register to attend at: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/pgopendays

Virtual Open Days

If you can’t make it to one of our on-campus open days, our virtual open days run regularly throughout the year. For more information, please visit: http://www.pg.bham.ac.uk

Visit the Food Safety, Hygiene and Management Masters/MSc/PG Diploma/PG Certificate page on the University of Birmingham website for more details!

(Student Profile)

Kostas Vassos

Kostas moved to the UK for his Masters degree at Birmingham, and since completing it has worked for two food companies.

Kostas is a postgraduate mentor, you can contact him online with questions or read further about his experience at the University of Birmingham on his mentor page: http://www.pg.bham.ac.uk/mentor/kostas-vassos/


(Scholarship)

School scholarships - 10 Awards

School scholarships to the value of £1,500 are available for home and overseas students with a 2(i) Degree UK equivalent or better in a relevant topic. Maximum of 10 awards per annum.

Value of Scholarship(s)

£1,500

Eligibility

School scholarships to the value of £1,500 are available for home and overseas students with a 2(i) Degree UK equivalent or better in a relevant topic. Maximum of 10 awards per annum.

Application Procedure

Nomination by School



Entry Requirements

One of the following is required: At least a second-class Honours degree awarded by an approved university or institution in an appropriate subject A degree without Honours, awarded by an approved university or institution in an appropriate subject, followed by at least two years approved postgraduate experience

Course Fees

UK/EU: MSc: £8,910 (FT) £4,455 (PT) Postgraduate Diploma: £2,970 (PT); International: MSc: £19,890 (FT)


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