University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham

Food Safety, Hygiene and Management

This programme provides advanced academic training in food safety and food control. It includes topics such as food control, hazard analysis and critical control point (HACCP) and food chain security. Students will consider the relationship between food and public health, and examine the scientific, technical, managerial, political and legislative factors that influence food safety.

Entry requirements

At least a 2nd Class Honours degree awarded by an approved university or institution in an appropriate subject or a degree without Honours, awarded by an approved university or institution in an appropriate subject, followed by at least 2 years approved postgraduate experience.

Course modules

The course is modular in nature, comprising 180 credits. Of these, 120 credits are taught modules which are organized into 4 modules, each of 30 credits. The remaining 60 credits comprise a research component. Part time candidates may register for as few as 1 or as many as 4 taught modules in any given academic year.

Assessment methods

Taught modules are assessed through either a combination of examination and coursework or by coursework alone. The research project is assessed through a written research report and a viva.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,200 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 18,900 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,200 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,200 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,200 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,200 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,600 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,600 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,600 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,600 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,600 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,280 per Whole course (EU) 6 months
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,280 per Whole course (England) 6 months
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,280 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 6 months
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,280 per Whole course (Scotland) 6 months
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,280 per Whole course (Wales) 6 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,800 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,800 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,800 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,800 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,800 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Edgbaston Campus Birmingham B15 2TU West Midlands

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