Applied Food Safety & Innovation

1 Year
September 2024
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Gain valuable practical experience on our Applied Food Safety & Innovation, MSc degree. Develop your knowledge in operational food systems and food product innovation.

Why study with us

  • Learn to audit food safety systems, innovate new food products and develop your entrepreneurial skills.
  • Undertake work-based placements to gain valuable professional experience.
  • We’ll support your development of presentation skills, problem-solving abilities, statistical skills and informed decision-making processes.

What you'll do

  • Develop new food products that are commercially relevant, nutritious, safe and sustainable.
  • Undertake simulated HACCP and practical food safety audits using real-life food industry scenarios.
  • Take advantage of work experience opportunities to develop your applied food safety and product innovation skills.


Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

Industry links

We have established an impressive network of connections. From local councils to the national and international food industry, leading food safety enforcement officers and researchers.  

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Academic expertise

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Dr Jan Soon-Sinclair
Senior Lecturer in Food Safety Management Systems
School of Health, Social Work and Sport

Jan is currently the course leader for the fully online MSc Food Safety Management Systems programme and the lead instructor for seven postgraduate and undergraduate food safety and public health modules. Her research interest lies in food integrity, food control measures, allerg…

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Dr Shingai Nyarugwe
Lecturer in Food Safety
School of Health, Social Work and Sport

Shingai is a Lecturer in the MSc Food Safety Management Systems programme and is a module leader for four modules and an instructor in other modules. Her research interests are mainly in food safety culture, food safety management systems, behaviour-based approaches to food safet…

Future careers

Our graduates have gone on to develop careers in various areas such as:

  • the food industry
  • research and academia
  • local and/or international enforcement
  • the private sector

Fees and funding

Full-time£9,000 per year
Full-time£16,900 per year

Scholarships and bursaries

We have a wide range of bursaries, scholarships and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

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This course is based in the School of Health, Social Work and Sport

For information on possible changes to course information, see our essential and important course information

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