Full-time - 1 year plus dissertation; Part-time - 2 years plus dissertation
To apply for a Taught Masters postgraduate course at LSBU you need one of the following:
- IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 580 (Paper) or 237 (Computer) or 90 (Internet)
- Licenciado/Título de Ingeniero/Título de Arquitecto, average 6.0-6.9 (old grading system), or 1.5 in new grading system
For Postgraduate Diploma and Masters courses the normal entry qualification is an Honours degree or equivalent. For some Postgraduate Diplomas alternative qualifications are accepted along with relevant work experience. The University considers each application on its merits and is prepared to admit candidates who can demonstrate they have reached the normal entry requirements on the basis of prior experiential learning.
This course is intended for students from a wide range of academic backgrounds, who are either already working in the food industry or choosing to make a career in the industry, and who wish to specialise in the area of food safety and control.
The course has been developed to provide you with:
A thorough understanding of the scientific principles on which both the safe handling of food and food control procedures are based
An appreciation of the importance of the proper control of manufacture, storage and distribution, and the means by which it is achieved in the production and sale of safe food
An understanding of the food industry’s responsibilities to the interests and welfare of the consumer
Opportunities to consider the social and economic contexts in which the industry operates
An intellectually stimulating and coherent programme relevant to both your needs and those of the food industry
A detailed understanding of the philosophy and methodology of research
The best possible opportunity to develop personally and professionally
The knowledge and skills necessary to enhance your career prospects.
Food regulation and sustainability
Food composition and safety
Food microbiology and hygiene
Food quality management
Food product development management
Food control operations
The course opens a wide range of career opportunities including positions in: product development, quality control, food safety and quality management, catering and retailing, technical auditing, and food law enforcement. Graduates have also progressed to work for PhD degrees.
LSBU is committed to supporting you develop your employability and succeed in getting a job after you have graduated. Your qualification will certainly help, but in a competitive market you also need to work on your employability, and on your career search. Our Employability Service will support you in developing your skills, finding a job, interview techniques, work experience or an internship, and will help you assess what you need to do to get the job you want at the end of your course.
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