Taught course

Food Safety

Manchester Metropolitan University · Faculty of Health, Psychology and Social Care

Entry requirements

You will normally have a good UK undergraduate honours degree, or an international equivalent, in an appropriate science related subject and/or significant proven professional experience in a relevant field.

Months of entry


Course content

This course offers graduates from food, nutrition or an appropriate science-related subject the opportunity to progress into careers in the important field of food safety. You will focus on food microbiology, inspection and analysis and learn to evaluate a range of food safety management systems in UK and global food control.

During the course you will examine the essential elements involved in the processing, preservation and packaging of food through analytical practical sessions. The course also gives you an understanding of the key areas of food law, regulation and policy, focusing on the enforcement of legislation relating to food.

ou will be provided with an in-depth knowledge of emerging issues within the area of food, nutrition and food safety. Throughout the course you will explore and learn to critically evaluate issues raised by the enforcement of regulations and legislation relating to food.

Upon completion of the course you will be able to compare and contrast methods of consumer protection from the UK and EU in relation to the sale, supply and production of food. You will also develop strong industrial links through the Manchester Food Research Centre. As a student of this course you will automatically be enrolled as a student member of the Institute of Food Science and Technology (ifst.org) which will give you access to membership benefits, networking and career development opportunities.

Typical units of study may include

  • Food Microbiology and Epidemiology
  • Food Law and Policy
  • Food Quality and Processing
  • Food Safety and Hygiene
  • Food Management
  • Dissertation with Research Methods
  • Global Food Security & Sustainability

Information for international students

For more information to support your studies in the UK, including course details, how to apply, and living in the UK visit www.mmu.ac.uk/international

Fees and funding

Qualification and course duration


part time
24-60 months
full time
12 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment67
Dissertation33 (15000 words)

Course contact details

Course Enquiries Team
+44 (0)161 247 6969