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 aloneThe research project is assessed through a written research report and a viva.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 7,200 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 18,900 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
PgDip Part-time £ 4,800 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 3,600 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
PgCert Part-time £ 2,280 per Whole course (home fees) 6 months

Campus details

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

Key information

Telephone number: 
01121 414 5005