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Feeding the world and doing it safely is a growing concern, and those students who want to pursue a Master of Science (MSc) in Food Safety are on the forefront of a growing industry. A degree in this field places graduates in a prime position for success, as the food safety expertise gap continues to grow. With an ever-increasing need for experts in this area, governments and businesses across the globe are on the lookout for professionals to keep people safe from food-borne illnesses.

What is an MSc in Food Safety? This continuing education degree advances individuals’ food safety knowledge in order to provide optimal services in supervisory positions. Food safety courses include studies in proper packaging, toxicology, and epidemiology.

A program to earn an MSc in Food Safety helps students progress in their careers in an area that is of interest to them. Food safety requirements continue to change and develop, and these programs give graduates the ability to learn and grow as valuable employees who are able to meet today’s unique challenges.

Food safety programs have varying costs at institutions around the world. Anyone who is interested in earning their Master of Science should get in touch with those institutions they are interested in for in depth information about the specific costs of their programs.

After earning a master, graduates can expect to work in a wide variety of industries. The food industry is in need of educated food safety experts who can tackle the big issues that are dealt with every day. Governments and public health institutions are on the lookout for individuals qualified to provide regulation in food security, food-borne pathogens, and other global health concerns.

Online classes are available on an international level for the program. Those without access to institutions can benefit from online instruction from the comfort of their own home. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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14 Results in Food Safety

Royal Agricultural University

This course combines the principles of sustainable development with an examination of the various systems of food production in the context of providing a secure supply t ... [+]

The principal aim of the course is to enable you to gain the specialised knowledge, understanding, skills and attitudes necessary to contribute effectively and ethically to strategic decision making, opinion forming and operational management for the sustainable development of agricultural and food supply systems.

Who is the course for? Anyone who is concerned that our food production systems will not be fit for purpose by the middle of this century! This is the ideal course for those looking for a career in production, policy, and sustainable development focusing on food or resource consumption in agriculture. You should have a degree in a related subject or an interest in a career in one of the key themes. This course attracts students from a wide age group and a wide range of backgrounds and is particularly appropriate for more mature students who are re-directing their careers. The following themes will be developed: Human exploitation of the Earth's resources for food production and the global and local implications of human development.... [-]

United Kingdom Cirencester
February 2019
Full-time
12 months
Campus
Royal Agricultural University

This MSc embraces the implications of food safety and quality management against the backdrop of an increasingly globalised ... [+]

This MSc embraces the implications of food safety and quality management against the backdrop of an increasingly globalised food industry.

The course aims to provide graduates with the necessary training, education, and industry experience to progress their career and become food safety and quality management, professionals. It addresses supply chain food safety and quality management in the wider context of food security.

Context

Recent incidents of major food safety breakdowns, in both developed and developing nations, have had a huge impact on people’s livelihoods, their business viability, and the wider food supply. As a result of consumer protection legislation, those at the consumer end of food supply are increasingly sensitised to their liabilities and have developed sophisticated systems of risk assessment, management and communication.... [-]

United Kingdom Cirencester
February 2019
Full-time
12 months
Campus
University of Greenwich

This programme, provided by the Natural Resources Institute of the University of Greenwich, has been designed to provide graduates with an insight into measures that are ... [+]

MSc Applied Food Safety and Quality Management

This programme provides graduates with an insight into measures that are required to provide a supply of safe and wholesome food to consumers globally. A wide spectrum of food safety and quality management issues are addressed following the farm to fork approach.

Topics covered include good governance and national control systems; food inspection and testing services; legislation and private standards; and management of food safety and quality within the supply chain as well as in hotels and restaurants.

Students also acquire a knowledge of the design and management of safety and quality management systems based upon risk analysis, e.g. Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP), ISO 9001:2008 designed to meet the requirements of national and international legislation and private standards. Students sit the Royal Society for Public Health Level 3 Award in HACCP for Food Manufacturing and are also given the membership of the Institute of Food Science and Technology.... [-]

United Kingdom Rochester London
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 3 years
Campus
Cardiff Metropolitan University

This online programme aims to develop food manufacturing industry staff, particularly those working in technical quality assurance and NPD, with specific reference and ap ... [+]

Course Overview

This online, flexible and distributed learning (FDL) MSc in Food Technology for Industry aims to develop food manufacturing industry staff, particularly those working in technical quality assurance and new product development, with specific reference and application to their own practice. This applied programme is intended to challenge the preconceptions and practice of participants, as well as developing their knowledge, skills and competencies.

No attendance at the university is required for this programme since it is delivered by electronic means only.

Course Content

This programme is offered on a part-time, distributed, flexible learning basis only. To obtain the MSc Food Technology for Industry, students must successfully complete modules to the value of 180 credits. This must include all core modules, including the research project component.... [-]

United Kingdom Cardiff
September 2019
Part-time
5 years
Online
London South Bank University

Accredited by the Institute of Food Science and Technology. This postgraduate course is for those working, or intending, to work in the food industry and who wish to spec ... [+]

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, recognizing 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.... [-]

United Kingdom London
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
12 - 31 months
Campus
The University of Edinburgh - College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine

Food security is concerned with the availability, access, and utilization of safe, nutritious and sustainable food to all, especially vulnerable groups within society. ... [+]

Programme description

Food security is concerned with the availability, access, and utilization of safe, nutritious and sustainable food to all, especially vulnerable groups within society. The challenges related to food are not only the existence of approximately 795 million undernourished people in the world (Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO)) but also the increasing presence of diet-related non-communicable diseases (e.g. diabetes and heart disease); the contribution of agriculture to greenhouse gas emissions and land use change. Understanding the interconnection of food, health, and the environment, as well as their trade-offs is vital to formulate policies that enable us to achieve food security in a sustainable manner.... [-]

United Kingdom Edinburgh
September 2019
Part-time
1 - 6 years
Online
The University of Edinburgh - College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine

This is an online learning programme aimed at students with relevant agricultural and food-related background keen to acquire in-depth knowledge of food safety. The MSc i ... [+]

Programme description

Foodborne diseases are a growing 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 (“farm to fork”) and as a result of environmental contamination, including pollution of water, soil or air. The global burden of foodborne diseases worldwide is very high affecting every year around 600 million people with 420,000 deaths. Therefore, the World Health Organisation (WHO) highlighted the importance of producing safe food that saves human lives, saves resources and has a positive impact on the economy of every country.

This is an online learning programme aimed at students with relevant agricultural and food-related background keen to acquire in-depth knowledge of food safety. The MSc is specifically designed to provide a truly holistic food safety approach to the food chain that incorporates to the pre and post-harvest stages of food production, crop safety, animal welfare and economics of the supply chain.... [-]

United Kingdom Edinburgh
September 2019
Part-time
1 - 6 years
Online
Kaunas University of Technology

This programme is designed for the preparation of wide profile food science specialists both for the food industry and the companies performing research of food products ... [+]

Overview

This programme is designed for the preparation of wide profile food science specialists both for the food industry and the companies performing research of food products and development of new products enriched by advanced natural antioxidants, antimicrobial substances, rheological characteristics and texture of various components. The first and most modern in Lithuania Food Science and Technology Competence Centre facilitates students’ research and applied competencies using four unique semi-industrial lines of food technologies (bread, beer, meat, fish, dairy products).

The Master+ model offers either to a masterpiece in the chosen discipline by choosing the Field Expert track or to strengthen the interdisciplinary skills by choosing the Interdisciplinary Expert track emphasising managerial skills or a choice of a different competence to compliment the chosen discipline and achieve a competitive advantage in one’s career.... [-]

Lithuania Kaunas
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Queen's University Belfast

This unique food safety course will comprise specialist modules such as chemical and microbiological feed and food safety, health, global food legislation, food fraud and ... [+]

MSc Global Food Security (Food Safety) – Online

This online Global Food Security (Food Safety) postgraduate programme will be delivered by leading research active staff within the internationally recognised Institute for Global Food Security (IGFS) based at Queen’s University Belfast.

This unique food safety course will comprise specialist modules such as chemical and microbiological feed and food safety, health, global food legislation, food fraud and advanced analytical methods for detecting food safety issues. The course is particularly suitable for those working in the agri-food industry, regulatory agencies and analytical communities who wish to develop their knowledge to a higher level.... [-]

United Kingdom Belfast
September 2019
Part-time
3 years
Online
Queen's University Belfast

The MSc in Advanced Food Safety is tailored towards students who aim to, or currently work within the agri-food industry and related sectors, offering a unique qualificat ... [+]

MSc Advanced Food Safety

The MSc in Advanced Food Safety is tailored towards students who aim to, or currently work within the agri-food industry and related sectors, offering a unique qualification in the fields of food safety and security.

The Institute for Global Food Security (IGFS), is one of the University’s four Global Research Institutes, which is leading the world in addressing one of the greatest challenges – how to ensure the safety of our food.

The world’s food supply is reducing. Its production is under increasing pressure, and so safety issues are more likely to arise.

The programme focus will be on new and emerging issues within the field, concentrating on developments in analytical approaches to monitor and regulate food safety, authenticity and security.... [-]

United Kingdom Belfast
September 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Czech University Of Life Sciences Faculty of Agrobiology, Food and Natural Resources

The MSc course is intended to provide students with a detailed understanding of the sustainability of agriculture and food production. The students will be able to determ ... [+]

The MSc course is intended to provide students with a detailed understanding of the sustainability of agriculture and food production. The students will be able to determine key characteristics and processes in agricultural systems, and critically evaluate the production, environmental, and social aspects. Deep knowledge of sciences including biochemistry, plant and animal physiology, and others allows their further scientific growth and/or understanding, and the identification of areas for application of advanced technology in agriculture and food production. The wide offering of optional subjects allows students deep specialization in the area of interest. Graduates are well suited to leading careers in various profit and non-profit institutions and governmental offices, international agri-food companies and enterprises, as well as in research institutions.... [-]

Czech Republic Prague
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Johns Hopkins University, Advanced Academic Programs

The Master of Science in Food Safety Regulation is designed to provide students with an understanding of the legal and regulatory complexities of food production, labelin ... [+]

The Master of Science in Food Safety Regulation is designed to provide students with an understanding of the legal and regulatory complexities of food production, labeling, and distribution. The program will provide students with the knowledge required for companies and organizations that grow, process, distribute, or sell foods and beverages while complying with federal and state regulatory statutes for the production, distribution, and commercialization of food products.

Upon completion of the Master of Science in Food Safety Regulation, students will:

Demonstrate a mastery of technical and critical thinking skills in food safety regulation submissions and statutes Design, develop and implement food safety regulatory submissions Analyze and evaluate food safety regulatory statutes, regulations, guidance documents and submissions. ... [-]
USA Washington
September 2019
Part-time
1 - 5 years
Online
University Of Debrecen

The MSc in Food Safety and Quality is designed to develop your undergraduate knowledge and improve it through application and research. ... [+]

The field of Food Science is broad and the programme reflects this diversity, with emphasis on Raw Material Qualifying, Processing Technology, Quality Analysis and Quality Assurance. Throughout your stay at Debrecen University, as a postgraduate student of Food Safety and Quality, you will have a personal academic tutor to guide you through your studies and to meet your individual goals and interests. We offer you a 4 week field practice in summer. Areas of study: Organic and Biochemistry, Food Safety and Quality, Food Processing Technology, Economics, Physical, Chemical and Microbiological Analysis, Laboratory Practices

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Hungary Debrecen
September 2019
Full-time
4 semesters
Campus
University of Turku

The master’s degree programme in food development provides you with competence for meeting the challenges in the research and development in the food industry and academi ... [+]

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Master's Degree Programme in Food Development Nordic expertise in natural foods.

The master’s degree programme in food development provides you with competence for meeting the challenges in the research and development in the food industry and academia.

The Programme is designed to provide you with an understanding of the connections between the different aspects and functions of food. Special attention is paid to the influence of various factors on the composition, sensory properties and health effects of food at a molecular level. Application of food metabolomics and modern biotechnological methods in food research and food development is an important part of the curriculum. The curriculum also covers various aspects of food safety and European food laws and legislation.... [-]

Finland Turku
August 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus