Taught course

International Food Safety, Sustainability and Innovation

University of Lincoln · Lincoln Institute for Agri-food Technology

Entry requirements

First or second class honours degree or equivalent overseas qualification. We will consider applicants with non-related degrees or with relevant vocational and professional qualifications gained whilst working within the food and drink industry.

Candidates will also need to have a minimum of two years food or drink industry experience and be employed in a managerial or supervisory role within the food or drink industry, or related industry.

Mathematics and English requirements:

GCSE Mathematics and English at grade C/4 or above. Equivalents are accepted for example Functional Skills Level 2 or IELTS 6.0.

Months of entry


Course content

The MSc in International Food Safety, Sustainability and Innovation takes a holistic, farm-to-fork approach, acknowledging that optimised sector performance and control often requires interconnection of key practices and initiatives across the supply chain. The MSc programme is delivered part-time through online distance learning, and is tailored to the needs of individuals progressing their career in technical management, and also those seeking to advance careers in quality, hygiene, and product/process development roles.

Developed in collaboration with food and drink industry practitioners and businesses, this programme offers the opportunity to develop and expand expert knowledge in food safety, sustainability, and innovation. All of which will underpin management and leadership capability when seeking to advance related food and drink sector initiatives.

The course introduces significant and recent food safety trends across the supply chain, providing both a UK and international focus. Students have the opportunity to develop an extensive knowledge of safety and authenticity technologies of benefit to the food and drink manufacturing sector, advancing specialism in aspects of technical management and encompassing areas such as hygiene, product development, leadership, and performance monitoring, spanning the control and assurance of quality, safety, and legality.

Information for international students

Overseas students will be required to demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in each element.

If you do not meet the above IELTS requirements, you may be able to take part in one of our Pre-session English and Academic Study Skills


Fees and funding

For eligible students, there are more ways than ever before to fund your postgraduate study, whether you want to do a taught or research course. For those wishing to undertake a Master's course, you can apply for a loan as a contribution towards the course and living costs. Loans are also available to those who wish to undertake doctoral study. The University offers a number of scholarships and funded studentships for those interested in postgraduate study. Learn how Master's and PhD loans, scholarships, and studentships can help you fund your studies on our Postgraduate Fees and Funding pages.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    30 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

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