Masters Programs in Food Safety

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Food Safety

A Master in Food Safety programs involves the application of scientific concepts to the preparation, handling and storage of foods in a sanitary manner such that foodborne diseases are prevented. It must not be confused with a similar sounding term, food security, which concerns itself with ensuring stable and sufficient food supplies for populations. Both food safety and food security are sub-disciplines of agriculture, from which it borrows many key concepts.

Food safety is a pressing concern all over the world; thousands of people die every day due to unsanitary food and nonpotable water sources, and on top of these fatalities, millions are exposed to life-threatening pathogens to which their food had been exposed to. Food poisoning, in theory, is 100-percent preventable; nobody has to die because of contaminated food. Almost all of the time, deaths arising from poorly prepared, handled or stored food could have been avoided if only basic principles in food safety have been applied. The World Health Organization gives us a five-point framework to achieving food safety. Likewise, international standards on food safety have long been set. Preventing deaths because of contaminated food is all a matter of implementation.

Graduates of Master in Food Safety programs must be wholly familiar with these standards set by the WHO and the ISO. Likewise, they must be equipped with the knowledge of not only how to keep food safe but also to implement public policy frameworks into ensuring that food is safe. Master in Food Safety graduates are therefore most often employed in food safety regulatory bodies and the private food sector.

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Master of Science in Food Science and Safety

Kaunas University of Technology
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Lithuania Kaunas

This programme is designed for preparation of wide profile food science specialists both for 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 competences using four unique semi-industrial lines of food technologies (bread, beer, meat, fish, dairy products). [+]

Masters in Food Safety. Food Science and Safety Master of Science in Technologies This programme is designed for preparation of wide profile food science specialists both for 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 competences using four unique semi-industrial lines of food technologies (bread, beer, meat, fish, dairy products). The Master + model offers either to 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. Top reasons to study @KTU Why KTU? Why Lithuania? Course outline More information about programme ktu.edu/m/food-science-and-safety Academic mobility & internship opportunities KTU students are encouraged to use academic mobility programme among which Erasmus+ is the most popular. More than 350 Erasmus+ and 100 other bilateral agreements are made for student exchange, and the students may spend 1 semester in a partner university of KTU and gain credits which are transferred into their study plan. Just few universities-partners of the programme are Mendel University in Brno (Czech Republic), University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (Austria), Technical University of Denmark (Denmark); Polytechnic University of Valencia (Spain), University of Angers... [-]

MTech in Food Technology

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 4 years February 2017 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

The primary purpose of the MTech Food Technology is to provide students with specialised advanced education and training while meeting the requirements of a specific research component so that students can master the required experimental and technological skills and necessary fieldwork competencies such as innovation, decision-making, strategic thinking and organisational skills. [+]

The primary purpose of the MTech Food Technology is to provide students with specialised advanced education and training while meeting the requirements of a specific research component so that students can master the required experimental and technological skills and necessary fieldwork competencies such as innovation, decision-making, strategic thinking and organisational skills. A dissertation-based MTech Food Technology consists of a comprehensive study of a specialized area in the field of specialisation, reported on and submitted in the form of a dissertation at the end of the programme. The degree demands a high level of intellectual and theoretical knowledge and insight into problems related to the field of study and of critical reasoning, formulation, analysis and evaluation of a specific problem in the field of study. Admission requirements A B Tech: Food Technology or an equivalent qualification at an equivalent standard. Programme structure Nature of programme:Year programme Minimum duration:1 year full-time or 2 years part-time Maximum duration:2 years full-time or 4 years part-time The curriculum consists of: A dissertation and such additional research work as may be prescribed by the Departmental Head. [-]

Professional Master in Food Hygiene

Latvia University of Agriculture
Campus Full time 14 months September 2017 Latvia Jelgava

The food industry is in constant development: new products and production processes go hand in hand with the ever-increasing risks and dangers of the modern world. By specializing in Food Safety, you can play a role in contributing to improving public health. [+]

Masters in Food Safety. The food industry is in constant development: new products and production processes go hand in hand with the ever-increasing risks and dangers of the modern world. By specializing in Food Safety, you can play a role in contributing to improving public health. Academic profile The study programme is aimed to educate highly qualified and creative specialists – Professional Masters with specialization in food hygiene with competence to work in the establishments of food chain as well as in the state services. The Master study programme provides proficiency on safety and harmlessness of food chain, quality criteria of foodstuffs, knowledge on elaboration and maintenance of safety systems of the food establishments, as well as ability for scientific research on food safety. The programme is completed with the elaboration and defense of the Master thesis. Admission Requirements Bachelor’s degree or the second level professional higher education in the following groups of study programmes: veterinary medicine, medicine, food technology, agriculture, biology or chemistry. English requirements: IELTS score 6.0, TOEFL score 547, TOEFL-iBT score 76. Career prospects and further studies The graduates work in all kind of establishments of food chain. Master`s degree entitles graduates to continue studies in a respective doctoral programme in the universities in Latvia or abroad. Why study Food Hygiene at the Latvia University of Agriculture? You will develop multidisciplinary understanding about management and maintenance of the food safety systems. You will be offered to participate in research projects and volunteering activities. You will acquire knowledge... [-]

Master In Food Science And Nutrition

University of Cagliari
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Italy Cagliari

The main career opportunities for graduates in Food Science and Nutrition are offered by food companies, dietary and pharmaceutical, by catering companies and hospital catering, public and private bodies in charge of food control, the institutions that deal dell ' power as a function of health effects ... [+]

The main career opportunities for graduates in Food Science and Nutrition are offered by food companies, dietary and pharmaceutical, by catering companies and hospital catering, public and private bodies in charge of food control, the institutions that deal dell ' power as a function of the effect on the health and welfare of individuals. In reference to assets classified by ISTAT can be recognized as part of job opportunities: professional activities and entrepreneurial free- within the Life Sciences (2.3.1.1 Biologists and similar); professional qualified in the ASL activities (5.4) as part of the health services, food and nutrition (SIAN). This course also allows access to research and graduate schools doctorate courses and provides an outlet also in research (2.6.2 Researchers and technical graduates). Employment opportunities for graduates of the class can relate to: - information and education, addressed to institutional investors and the general population, the food guidelines and food safety. - Collaboration to the accreditation procedures and monitoring of laboratories and health care facilities with regard to the preparation, storage and distribution of food. - Collaboration to investigate sometimes food consumption monitoring, nutritional knowledge of trends and effects on body composition of the population. - Investigations on the bioavailability of nutrients in foods and their effects. - Monitoring activity on food quality working with the structures of the National Health Service. The LM-61 Sciences of Human Nutrition is recognized by the National Order of Biologists, and is entitled to admission to the relevant state examination, after which it can... [-]

Master in Food System Management (CLAMEM-FoodSys)

University of Bologna School of Economics, Management and Statistics
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Italy Forli Bologna + 1 more

Food System Management (FoodSys) is a 2nd Cycle Degree programme taught in English. The programme builds on the connections between different fields of knowledge FOCUSED ON FOOD SYSTEMS to train prospective decision-makers in facing real management problems in international contexts and diverse organizational settings. [+]

Masters in Food Safety. International Master’s Degree programme in Economics and Management – curriculum: Food System Management (FoodSys) Food System Management (FoodSys) is a 2nd Cycle Degree programme taught in English. The programme builds on the connections between different fields of knowledge FOCUSED ON FOOD SYSTEMS to train prospective decision-makers in facing real management problems in international contexts and diverse organizational settings. It is an economics-centred and multidisciplinary programme, providing a combination of analytical and quantitative skills with an emphasis on management, policy and practice. The first year programme will be held in Forlì and the second year programme will take place in Bologna (at the School of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine). LEARNING OUTCOMES As future managers, public servants, researchers, consultants and entrepreneurs, students will acquire advanced knowledge and skills in business administration and food system management, with a particular focus on organizational and managerial competences, innovation, business start-up, sustainability management and governance, problem-solving attitudes, communication and co-operation. PROGRAMME CONTENTS: The degree programme has a study load of 120 ECTS. First year modules are common for all students and cover decision-making and strategy, quantitative methods, law, international economics, accounting, food supply chain management. Second year FoodSyS modules include food system economics and policy, global food marketing, food quality management, agricultural and food policy, rural development, bioenergy economics. Some of the courses are designed and taught in collaboration with recognized professors from the University of Missouri (USA) and INRA - Ivry (F). CAREER OPPORTUNITIES: Graduates will develop strong economic competencies in... [-]

Master Management de la sécurité alimentaire des villes

UniLaSalle
Campus Full time 16 months September 2017 France Beauvais

Le Master "Management de la sécurité alimentaire des villes", habilité par le Ministère de l’enseignement supérieur et de la recherche, a pour objectif de former des architectes locaux du développement de la sécurité alimentaire. [+]

Master Management de la sécurité alimentaire des villes Please note that this program is entirely taught in FRENCH Le Master "Management de la sécurité alimentaire des villes", habilité par le Ministère de l’enseignement supérieur et de la recherche, a pour objectif de former des architectes locaux du développement de la sécurité alimentaire. Ces cadres expérimentés sont capables de construire une méthode pragmatique et efficace d’évaluation de cette dernière. Ils sont amenés à occuper des postes à responsabilités dans différents secteurs. Compétences visées Acquérir les connaissances techniques nécessaires à la compréhension des multiples facettes de la sécurité alimentaire ; Acquérir et/ou approfondir les compétences permettant de gérer des équipes pluridisciplinaires impliquées dans l’analyse des problèmes de sécurité alimentaire, à savoir : animer, coordonner, travailler en équipe, savoir s’entourer, avoir un sens de l’organisation et de la planification (...) ; Être capable d’avoir une vision très large de la problématique sécurité alimentaire tant dans le diagnostic que dans l’élaboration des propositions en y associant tout autant un esprit analytique que synthétique. Le contexte Malgré les progrès considérables réalisés tant au niveau de la production agricole qu’à celui de la transformation et de la conservation des produits, ou encore de la distribution des denrées alimentaires, le nombre de personnes souffrant de la faim ou de malnutrition dans le monde augmente. La forte hausse du prix de certaines matières premières, amorcée en 2007, a démontré de manière flagrante "la fragilité du système alimentaire mondial et la vulnérabilité de la sécurité alimentaire" (Sommet mondial de... [-]

Master's Programme in Food Innovation and Product Design

Lund University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Sweden Lund

The Erasmus Mundus Master's in Food Innovation and Product Design (EMM-FIPDes) is a two year academic programme in the field of food science and product development, operated by AgroParisTech (France), together with DIT (Ireland), UNINA (Italy), and Lund University. [+]

Programme overview

The European joint Master’s in Food Innovation and Product Design (FIPDes) is a two year academic programme in the field of food science and product development, operated by Université Paris Saclay and AgroParisTech (France), together with DIT (Ireland), UNINA (Italy), and Lund University. The FIPDes Master's aims to provide a European dimension in the knowledge-intensive area of food research and development and is highly relevant for both EU and third-country students who wish to be employed in the agri-food and drink sector. The programme was approved by the EU Commission in 2010 and started in 2011.

Programme modules/courses

Semester 1: Food Science and Technology, Sustainability, R&D Project Management. Semester 2: Culinary Innovation, Business Creation, Marketing. Specialisations: Semesters 3 & 4: Food Design and Engineering, Healthy Food Design, Food Packaging Design and Logistics, Master’s degree project.... [-]

Master of Engineering in Food Science

Latvia University of Agriculture
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Latvia Jelgava

The programme is aimed to educate academically educated specialists and new scientists with creative thought and competence to make decisions for promoting future development of food science and food production in Europe, competitiveness in foreign markets. [+]

The programme is aimed to educate academically educated specialists and new scientists with creative thought and competence to make decisions for promoting future development of food science and food production in Europe, competitiveness in foreign markets. The Master study programme covers food product structure-mechanical properties, food sensory evaluation, sensory and consumer science, regulation of biochemical processes in human body, functional properties of food, natural substances in food system, food shelf-life analysis, development tendencies in nutrition science, genetically modified food, physical-and-chemical properties and metrology, food additive application, in food safety and identification of microorganisms, quality systems in food circulation, food system innovative development, entrepreneurship and marketing, perspective solutions in food packaging. The study programme is completed with the elaboration and defense of the Master thesis. Admission Requirements Bachelor's degree of Engineering Sciences in Food Science, Bachelor's degree of Natural Sciences, Engineer qualification in Food and Beverage Technology, Professional Bachelor's degree in Catering and Hotel Management. English requirements: IELTS score 6.0, TOEFL score 547, TOEFL-iBT score 76. Career prospects and further studies The graduates work in all kind of food companies. Master's degree entitles graduates to continue studies in a respective doctoral programme in universities in Latvia or abroad. Why Latvia University of Agriculture? WORLDWIDE RECOGNISED DIPLOMA – diploma supplement acknowledged by the European Commission. Graduates can continue studies or work all over the world. ADVANCED FACILITIES – modern laboratory equipment, comfortable dormitories, studies in an outstanding architectural monument – the Jelgava Palace. REASONABLE COSTS – be smart and spend less by... [-]

Master Program in Food & Meal Science

Kristianstad University Sweden
Online Part time September 2017 Sweden Kristianstad

The Master programme in Food and Meal Science enable students to use an independent, critical and cross-disciplinary holistic approach to work with research and development of food and meals for different groups. [+]

Masters in Food Safety. The Master programme in Food and Meal Science enable students to use an independent, critical and cross-disciplinary holistic approach to work with research and development of food and meals for different groups. From the starting point of the meal consumer, relevant research will be reviewed in order for the student to deepen, broaden and update their knowledge, apply it in various activities, and participate in research projects. Structure and content The programme comprises 60 credits. The work placement is an elective course of 7.5 credits. The programme is taught online. Compulsory courses (45 credits) are marked with * * The Complexity of Food Choice: The Public Meal from a Consumer Perspective, 7.5 credits * Food, Overconsumption and Consumer Critique, 7.5 credits * Applied Statistics in the Health Sciences, 7.5 credits * Food for Many: Interdisciplinary Approach and Methodology, 7.5 credits Optional specialisation through first or second cycle courses in Food and Meal Science theory, 15 credits, at Kristianstad University or another higher education institution. These 15 credits may include a second cycle placement/internship, comprising 7.5 credits * Master’s thesis, 15 credits Development Students will develop their competence by acquiring methodological knowledge, skills, judgment and a scholarly approach within the courses The Complexity of Food Choice: The Public Meal from a Consumer Perspective, Applied Statistics in the Health Sciences, and Food for Many: Interdisciplinary Approach and Methodology. This basis will be complemented and built on through the optional specialisation within the field of Food and Meal Science.... [-]

Master in Food Technology

University of Algarve
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Portugal Faro

The aim of MSc programme in Food Technology is to provide a general understanding of food properties and production, and knowledge in technologies involved in the production of safe and healthy food that qualifies the recipient not only to analyse and control, but also to design, innovate and develop food production systems and food products. [+]

The aim of MSc programme in Food Technology is to provide a general understanding of food properties and production, and knowledge in technologies involved in the production of safe and healthy food that qualifies the recipient not only to analyse and control, but also to design, innovate and develop food production systems and food products. Those completing the MSc in Food Technology can integrate research and development (R&D) institutions/departments, food company’s technical staff or work at intermediate/senior management level in the food industry. The acquired skills will enable them to carry out activities associated with e.g. the processing and analysis of food and (alcoholic) beverages, research and development of new food products and processes, food safety and quality, assessment and mitigation of environmental impact of the food industry, traceability and authenticity of food products. Objectives Students will acquire the necessary skills to work in the design, implementation and innovation of processes and products in the area of food science and technology; Students will obtain the fundamental knowledge to understand the physical, chemical and biological properties of food and drink, as well as the changes resulting from technological processes and methods of control the food quality at the different stages of production, in order to obtain safe final products; Students will be able to create original applications, solve problems and produce ethical, social and environmentally responsible judgments, in new situations. Career Opportunities: Development of professional activities in the industry, public administration, education/training, consulting services, audit, regulation, in the food technology area:... [-]

Master's Degree In Quality And Food Technology

Instituto Politécnico de Viseu – Escola Superior Agrária (ESAV)
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Portugal Viseu

The general objectives of this course of Master in Food Quality and Technology, the acquisition and further development of scientific and technical knowledge in Food Quality and Technology. [+]

Masters in Food Safety. Objectives and competencies The general objectives of this course Master in Food Quality and TechnologyThe acquisition and deepening of scientific and technical knowledge in Food Quality and Technology. The specific objectives of the course of study leading to the degree of Master in Food Quality and Technology: Increasing knowledge of operations and processes in the food industry, in order to control the reactions in food during processing and storage thereof; Understand and have the ability to execute and implement modern analytical techniques associated with food, as well as demonstrating expertise in the application of modern laboratory techniques of analysis; Ability to select the appropriate analytical technique to a specific problem associated with the area of ​​Engineering and Food Quality and the design of novel foods and processes; Describe the physical properties of food and experimentally determine their values ​​using various instrumental methods as well as using the sensory analysis with a view to optimization and formulation of food products; Understand the role of microorganisms and enzymes in the development, utilization and processing of food products in an innovative vision; Understand the principles involved in the design, planning and management of food processes using new solutions; Describe the chemical factors, biochemical, physical and enzymatic, underlying the synthesis and metabolism of food-borne materials; Understand the source and variability of raw materials, as well as new ways of obtaining the same, in terms of their use in the preparation of foods and still understand its impact on processing /... [-]

Master of Management in Food & Beverage (MFB)

SDA Bocconi School of Management
Campus Full time 12 months January 2018 Italy Milan

he Master of Management in Food & Beverage (MFB) is a full-time, international, one-year program that is taught entirely in English and attracts students from all over the world. The program focuses on management of F&B and related companies, such as restaurants, hotels, resorts and advanced retailers, from an innovative and effective perspective. MFB has a multidisciplinary approach and adopts an experiential method. [+]

The Master of Management in Food & Beverage (MFB) is a full-time, international, one-year program that is taught entirely in English and attracts students from all over the world. The program focuses on management of F&B and related companies, such as restaurants, hotels, resorts and advanced retailers, from an innovative and effective perspective. MFB has a multidisciplinary approach and adopts an experiential method. Lectures by professors and guest speakers are alternated with group exercises, team and individual projects, simulations, role-playing and case study analysis. You will have many Q&A sessions on contemporary issues the industry faces now and in the perceived future. MFB regards management as a unique recipe that requires many carefully-measured ingredients, including strong theoretical and practical knowledge, vision, drive, determination and the ability to identify opportunities and bring together people, cultures and traditions. MFB is the Master for you if You aspire to take up a managerial role in the intriguing field of Food & Beverage and related industries You want to discover how to be successful in restaurant and hotel business You need to be more specialized in order to progress in your career You want the opportunity to interact with international leaders in this sector You are ready for the challenge of a specialized and intense business program You are ready for an innovative curriculum from an internationally recognized School of Management. What MFB can offer you Solid foundations in management, including practical, creative and professional skills Strong knowledge to operate successfully in the F&B... [-]