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Food Safety (Online Learning) PgProfDev

Food Safety (Online Learning) PgProfDev

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Study mode



1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

Professional Development Diploma

Subject areas

Food Hygiene

Course type


Course Summary

Programme description

The MSc in Food Safety is a part-time online learning programme.

Globally, poor food safety affects 600 million people and results in 420,000 deaths in a year (World Health Organisation report; Estimates of the global burden of foodborne diseases, 2015). This report highlighted the importance of producing safe food to save human lives, reduce morbidity, conserve resources and improve the economy of every country.

Concern about foodborne diseases (microbial diseases and those due to contaminants) is a heightened public health concern worldwide. The contamination of food with microorganisms or chemicals may occur at any stage in the process from food production to consumption. Environmental contamination, including pollution of water, soil, or air, also poses a threat.

Career opportunities

This programme aims to equip you with the fundamental knowledge and expertise to be able to influence and promote food safety at different levels of your organisation. It gives solid grounds to enhance your career, to help secure a position, or to pursue a different career in food safety related organisations. Whether for the government, for the industry or in research, for example to prepare for a PhD in Food Safety or to have a more hands-on experience. As a graduate of the food safety programme, you have a range of options, often progressing your current careers to a higher level.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

10 credits £1,010; 20 credits £2,015

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

10 credits £1,010; 20 credits £2,015

Entry requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent in agricultural or biological science, veterinary or human medicine.