London South Bank University

London South Bank University

Food Safety and Control

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, recognising 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.

Entry requirements

Bachelor degree equivalent to UK 2nd Class Honours Lower Division in a relevant subject; or HND/HNC in food technology or a related subject; plus 2 years relevant work experience.

Course modules

Modules include: Food regulation and sustainability; food composition and safety; food microbiology and hygiene; food quality management; food product development management; food control operations; research methods; project.

Sponsorship information

http://www.lsbu.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/fees-and-funding/scholarships

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 - 12 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 - 24 months
MSc Full-time February 2017 - 12 months
MSc Part-time February 2017 - 24 months
MSc Full-time September 2017 - 12 months
MSc Part-time September 2017 - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Southwark Campus Kensington and Chelsea SE1 0AA South East

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