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 on food safety. The MSc is specifically designed to provide a true 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.
You can exit at the end of 1-2 years with PgCert Food Safety.
You can exit at the end of 2-4 years with PgDip Food Safety.
You can exit at the end of 1-2 years with PgProfDev Food Safety.
A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent in agricultural or biological science, veterinary or human medicine.
Your application may also be considered if your background is not specifically related to these disciplines and you have relevant work experience in a related area of food safety or 3 years or more involvement in food related matters.
Distance and Flexible learning
College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Royal Dick School of Veterinary Studies