University of Greenwich

Applied Food Safety and Quality Management PGDip/MSc

Our Master’s in Applied Food Safety and Quality Management is designed for professionals working in food manufacturing who wish to boost their career with a new qualification.

On this course, you'll learn about the requirements for providing safe and wholesome food to consumers with our specialist course in applied food safety and quality management. We follow the farm-to-fork approach to address a wide variety of food safety and quality management issues.

Topics include good governance and national control systems, food inspection and testing services. You'll cover the management of food safety and quality across the supply chain, as well as how to design and implement safety and quality management systems to meet national and international legislation. The course is research-informed and is taught by staff at the award-winning Natural Resources Institute (NRI), with its unique knowledge base and industry experience.

  • You’ll be able to apply for short placements in the food sector, which provides you with the vital experience you need when applying for jobs.
  • Accredited by the Institute of Food Science & Technology (IFST), the leading qualifying body for food professionals in Europe.
  • You can also sit the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) Level 3 Award in HACCP for Food Manufacturing.
  • We invite experts from the food safety sector to deliver lectures, giving you the chance to learn from industry practitioners

Career Prospects

What sort of careers do graduates pursue?

Graduates from the programme have gone on to secure jobs in food quality assurance, technical management, product development, food policy, inspection and enforcement, food analysis, post-harvest handling and storage, as well as academia and research.

Do you provide employability services?

We have a team dedicated to enhancing student employment outcomes. This includes an Employer Partnerships Manager, who works with companies to provide placement and employment opportunities.

Our team will also help you understand the jobs market, produce effective CVs, and prepare for a graduate job and placement applications in your final year.

Course Details

Full Time Year 1

Option Set 1
Compulsory modules.
Academic English for Postgraduates (Science)
Research Methods for Postgraduates (15 credits)
Research Project (Short) (60 credits)
Food Safety and Quality Management (30 credits)

Optional modules
Risk Analysis for Agriculture and the Environment (15 credits)
Sustainable Pesticide Management (15 credits)
Environmental Footprinting and Climate Change (15 credits)
Postgraduate Negotiated Learning Module (15 credits)
Food Safety and World Trade (15 credits)
Laboratory Quality Assurance (15 credits)
Food Marketing (15 credits)
Food Chemistry (15 credits)
Postharvest Technology of Fruit and Vegetables (15 credits)
Food Preservation (15 credits)
Food Product and Process Development (30 credits)
Food Inspection for Government Officials (15 credits)
Managing Prerequisite Programmes (15 credits)
Food Authenticity and Traceability (15 credits)
Food Microbiology (15 credits)

Optional modules
Postharvest Technology and Economics (30 credits)
Food Safety (30 credits)

Option Set 2
Compulsory modules.
Academic English for Postgraduates (Science)
Research Methods for Postgraduates (15 credits)
Research Project (Short) (60 credits)
Food Safety and Quality Management (30 credits)

Optional modules
Postharvest Technology and Economics (30 credits)
Food Safety (30 credits)

Optional modules
Risk Analysis for Agriculture and the Environment (15 credits)
Sustainable Pesticide Management (15 credits)
Environmental Footprinting and Climate Change (15 credits)
Food Safety and World Trade (15 credits)
Laboratory Quality Assurance (15 credits)
Food Marketing (15 credits)
Food Chemistry (15 credits)
Postharvest Technology of Fruit and Vegetables (15 credits)
Food Preservation (15 credits)
Food Product and Process Development (30 credits)
Food Inspection for Government Officials (15 credits)
Managing Prerequisite Programmes (15 credits)
Food Authenticity and Traceability (15 credits)
Food Microbiology (15 credits)

Part Time Year 1

Compulsory modules.
Food Safety and Quality Management (30 credits)\

Optional modules
Postharvest Technology and Economics (30 credits)
Food Safety (30 credits)

Optional modules
Research Methods for Postgraduates (15 credits)

Part Time Year 2

Option Set 1
Compulsory modules.
Research Project (Short) (60 credits)

Optional modules
Risk Analysis for Agriculture and the Environment (15 credits)
Sustainable Pesticide Management (15 credits)
Environmental Footprinting and Climate Change (15 credits)
Postgraduate Negotiated Learning Module (15 credits)
Food Safety and World Trade (15 credits)
Laboratory Quality Assurance (15 credits)
Food Marketing (15 credits)
Food Chemistry (15 credits)
Postharvest Technology of Fruit and Vegetables (15 credits)
Food Preservation (15 credits)
Food Product and Process Development (30 credits)
Food Inspection for Government Officials (15 credits)
Managing Prerequisite Programmes (15 credits)
Food Authenticity and Traceability (15 credits)
Food Microbiology (15 credits)

Option Set 2
Compulsory modules.
Research Project (Short) (60 credits)

Optional modules
Risk Analysis for Agriculture and the Environment (15 credits)
Sustainable Pesticide Management (15 credits)
Environmental Footprinting and Climate Change (15 credits)
Food Safety and World Trade (15 credits)
Laboratory Quality Assurance (15 credits)
Food Marketing (15 credits)
Food Chemistry (15 credits)
Postharvest Technology of Fruit and Vegetables (15 credits)
Food Preservation (15 credits)
Food Product and Process Development (30 credits)
Food Inspection for Government Officials (15 credits)
Managing Prerequisite Programmes (15 credits)
Food Authenticity and Traceability (15 credits)
Food Microbiology (15 credits)

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