Food Safety and Control MSc / Top-up to MSc

London South Bank University

Program Description

Food Safety and Control MSc / Top-up to MSc

London South Bank University

Overview

The MSc/PgDip programme in Food Safety and Control addresses the key issues of food control, from both the food producers and food law enforcement points of view, recognising the equally important needs of distributors, retailers and of course, consumers.

The course covers the knowledge and skills required for the successful introduction and implementation of systems of control, such as those based on the accepted principles of Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP), and other international quality management standards.

The responsibility of assuring the safety of food lies primarily with government and the industry. In today's food industry, all aspects of the production, storage and distribution of food must be effectively controlled, not only to assure safety and wholesomeness, but also to ensure efficient and consistent manufacture at the lowest possible cost. Consumers are demanding a greater assurance of safety as well as more information on which to base their choices. Students are expected to take on demanding roles in a wide range of food control activities in both the private and public sectors upon graduation, while gaining an internationally recognized qualification.

EU study opportunity

EU study opportunities exist with the University of de Lorraine Nancy, France, and Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV), Valencia, Spain.

Modules

Year 1

All modules are assessed through a mix of formal examination and coursework. Each module represents 200 hours of learning time with up to 40 hours of class contact time.

  • Food regulation and sustainability
  • Food composition and safety
  • Food microbiology and hygiene
  • Food quality management
  • Food product development management
  • Food control operations
  • Research methods
  • Project

The course has been developed to provide:

  • A thorough understanding of the scientific principles on which both the safe handling of food and food control procedures are based
  • An appreciation of the importance of the proper control of manufacture, storage and distribution, and the means by which it is achieved in the production and sale of safe food
  • An understanding of the food industry's responsibilities to the interests and welfare of the consumer
  • Opportunities to consider the social and economic contexts in which the industry operates
  • An intellectually stimulating and coherent programme relevant to both your needs and those of the food industry
  • A detailed understanding of the philosophy and methodology of research
  • The best possible opportunity to develop personally and professionally
  • The knowledge and skills necessary to enhance your career prospects.

Timetable

Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10.00 until 17.00.

Employability

The programme covers the knowledge and skills required for the successful introduction and implementation of systems of control such as those based on the accepted principles of Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP), and other international quality management standards. This opens up numerous and diverse opportunities in food safety and control.

You'll study all areas of food safety, ranging from microbiological, chemical and physical safety in the different modulesand throughout the programme.

The course will open up a wide range of career opportunities including roles in: product development; quality control; food safety and quality management; catering and retailing; technical auditing; and food law enforcement. Some of our graduates have gone on to PhD degrees.

Recent employers include Kerry Foods, Leathams, Bakkaver, Kraft Foods, Tesco, Asda, Marks and Spencer, Harrods and local authorities.

Entry requirements

  • Bachelor degree equivalent to UK Second ClassHonours Lower Division in a relevant subject; or
  • HND/HNC in Food Technology or a related subject; plus
  • 2 years relevant work experience.
  • We welcome equivalent overseas qualifications.
This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated April 8, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Aug., 2016
Duration
Duration
1 year
Part time
Full time
Price
Price
11,500 GBP
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Deadline
Start date Aug., 2016
Place
United Kingdom London, England
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Duration 1 year
Price 11,500 GBP
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