The safety and quality of food is a major concern to consumers, retailers, manufactures and regulators. High profile incidents have highlighted the need for the effective management systems and regulatory frameworks for food safety at the local, national and international levels.
Increasingly, professionals within this field require specialised knowledge and skills to help them identify and effectively manage risks. In response to these challenges, this PgDip/MSc has been designed to meet the development needs of UK andinternational food safety specialists working in commerce and industry and enforcement agencies.
The programme utilises theoretical frameworks and practical case studies to enable students to identify potential hazards, assess risk and to develop and monitor risk management strategies. The teaching team has many years experience in policy development, research and consultancy working in industry and the enforcement of legislation. The team operates at the international level and this is reflected in the teaching sessions.
The taught component of the programme comprises the equivalent of six modules of 20 credit points each at level M (comprising four half modules and four full modules).
Employability & Careers
The programme is seen to be of particular relevance to those wishing to further their expertise in food safety management.
The programme is also of relevance to students with a general enforcement background or food industry background who wish to specialise in food safety.