Entry requirements

  • Bachelor degree equivalent to UK Second ClassHonours Lower Division in a relevant subject; or
  • HND/HNC in Food Technology or a related subject; plus
  • 2 years relevant work experience.
  • We welcome equivalent overseas qualifications.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

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.

EU study opportunity

EU study opportunities exist with the University of de Lorraine Nancy, France, and Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV), Valencia, Spain.

Excellent scholarship opportunity

Students who have accepted an offer for a place on this course are encouraged to apply for LSBU's Frank Brake scholarships. Find out more about the Frank Brake scholarship.

Information for international students

Please see the English language requirements.

Fees and funding

Please see the postgraduate funding page for more details.

Qualification and course duration


full time
16 months
part time
30/31 months


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Further details of qualification

The part time MSc duration is 30 months if you start in September, 31 if you start in January.

Course contact details

Course Enquiries Office
+44 (0) 20 7815 6100