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Applied Food Safety and Quality Management with Industrial Practice, MSc

Applied Food Safety and Quality Management with Industrial Practice, MSc

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2 years

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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Food / Drink / Tobacco (Industrial) Food Hygiene Quality Management Safety Administration / Regulations

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Course Summary

This two-year Master’s in Applied Food Safety & Quality Management with Industrial Practice is ideal for graduates who are looking for managerial roles in the food industry. There is a huge demand for professionally trained graduates who understand what it takes to provide safe food to consumers. Our course addresses a variety of food safety and quality issues to help you meet these industry needs.

These include the management of food safety and quality across the supply chain, and how to design and implement safety and quality management systems to meet required local and international legislation. You'll also be able to apply to work with a relevant employer during your second year. The course is aimed at graduates from related disciplines or professionals in the food sector who wish to develop their skills and take on managerial roles. It is taught by staff at the award-winning Natural Resources Institute (NRI) and accredited by the Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFST), the leading qualifying body for food professionals in Europe.

The industrial placement lasts approximately one year. This is an opportunity to put into practice the knowledge and experience you've gained during the first year of the master's course plus any previous study or experience. You'll be able to engage with current industrial systems, processes and practices, which contribute to your professional development as a manager in the engineering sector.

Our Faculty Employability Team provides support and guidance. We work with a organisation that specialises in helping students to secure an industrial placement. However, it is your responsibility to secure the placement for your second year. This could be with a local or international employer in a relevant industrial sector.


The project is a key element of study in any programme leading to a master?s award. It is the point where the knowledge and understanding acquired during the taught Module is synthesised and applied to the student?s area of interest. Students reaching this stage will have acquired some experience of investigative technique and report writing through the completion of the Module covering Research Methods. This Module will build upon that experience and develop a rigorous approach, appropriate to the level of the award. The dissertation will be required to show a thorough grasp of the relevant academic underpinnings as stressed in the learning outcomes. Students will be able to carry out projects in food companies, in the laboratory, through interactions with the public or businesses, or by reanalysing other author?s primary data.

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Entry requirements

Applicants should have: A Bachelor's degree at 2:2 or above (or equivalent) from a recognised university; Or an equivalent professional qualification in an appropriate science subject.

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At the University of Greenwich, we’re proud that our students have ranked us in the WhatUni Student Choice Awards 2022 as the top university in the UK for postgraduate study. You'll learn from expert teaching staff with close connections to industry and prepare yourself for global opportunities. The Faculty of Engineering and Science covers courses across STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). We are operational...more

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