|Application deadline:||As early as possible|
|Tuition fee:|| |
|Start date:||September 2014, January 2015, September 2015|
|Duration full-time:||12 months|
|Delivery mode:||On Campus|
|Educational variant:||Part-time, Full-time|
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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.
Individual courses are offered on a stand-alone basis. These are attended by professionals working in the food industry. This gives our postgraduate students the opportunity to interact with and learn from a range of practitioners.
These programmes provide professional development for government officials, environmental health officers and those employed in the food industry, such as food technologists, postharvest technologists, food chemists, food microbiologists and laboratory staff.
The aims of the programme are:
* To prepare graduates for careers in the national and international food chain, e.g. food businesses, consultancy, research and development
* To equip graduates with the knowledge and skills that will enhance their employability
* To enrich graduates understanding of the dynamics of food safety and quality management systems and the context under which they operate at national and international levels.
* Food Safety (30 credits)
* Food Safety and Quality Management (30 credits)
* Research Methods (15 credits)
* Research Project (MSc only) (60 credits)
* Two or three options chosen from a range of themes running across the programme (45 credits)
* Medway Campus
1 year full-time
2-3 years part-time
Applicants should have:
A good relevant first degree from a recognised university
OR an equivalent professional qualification.
If you do not have formal entry qualifications, you may be admitted, depending on your work experience and responsibilities.
Students educated in a language other than English should have an IELTS score of 6.0 or above or an equivalent rating in another language testing system.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa.
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