Taught course

Food Safety Management

Cardiff Metropolitan University · Cardiff School of Health Sciences

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Entry requirements

For those holding initial degrees, their awards would normally be expected to be in a discipline related to food safety, food science and technology, public health or food industry management. Applicants with non-graduate qualifications which Cardiff Metropolitan University has deemed to be of a satisfactory standard for the purpose of postgraduate study (will be considered, particularly if they are able to demonstrate significant experience in a relevant setting.

Months of entry


Course content

The safety and quality of food is a major concern to consumers, retailers, manufactures and regulators. High profile incidents have highlighted the need for the effective management systems and regulatory frameworks for food safety at the local, national and international levels.

Increasingly, professionals within this field require specialised knowledge and skills to help them identify and effectively manage risks. In response to these challenges, this PgCert/PgDip/MSc has been designed to meet the development needs of UK and international food safety specialists working in commerce and industry and enforcement agencies.

The aims of the programme are to:

  • Enable students to evaluate international, national and sector specific frameworks for the prevention and management of and crisis response to food safety risks
  • Provide opportunities for students to develop academic and subject specific knowledge and skills of relevance to employment in the field of food safety
  • Support the development of reflective practitioners who have the knowledge and skills to appraise, develop and evaluate responses to food safety risks​.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • Further details of qualification

    One-year full time (plus Dissertation) or two years part time (plus Dissertation).

Course contact details

Colin Powell