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What will I learn?

This is a one-year full-time postgraduate programme offered by the School of Biological Sciences. The objective is to offer advanced training in management skills and marketing research methodology for food/nutritional science graduates working in the food industry or planning to work in the food industry. The programme emphasizes practical approaches to quality assurance and safety management in processing, packaging, storage and distribution of food products, waste management and control, as well as market research, financial planning, organizational culture, product development and evaluation, and compliance with food laws and regulations.

Lectures and workshops will be taught primarily by experts in the industry with relevant experience and perspectives.

Mode of Attendance

Full Time (one year, including evenings and Saturday afternoons. Online teaching and learning may be adopted if face-to-face mode is not possible.)

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science

Study options

Online/Distance with attendance (1 year)

Tuition fees
HK$120,000.00 (12,13,961) per year
The composition fee for the whole programme for 2021-22 intake will be HK $120,000 which can be paid by 4 instalments.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected April 2023

More details

Start date

September 2022

Venue

The University of Hong Kong

MG 14, Ground Floor, Main Building,

The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam,

Southern, Hong Kong, Hong Kong Island

Entry requirements

For students from United States

To be eligible for admission to the courses leading to a taught postgraduate qualification, a candidate: shall hold a Bachelor's degree of this University or a qualification of equivalent standard from this University or another comparable institution accepted for this purpose. English Language Requirements: TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language): a score of 550 or above in the paper-based TOEFL; or a score of 213 or above in the computer-based TOEFL; or a score of 80 or above in the internet-based TOEFL; or IELTS (International English Language Testing System) - A minimum overall band of 6 with no subtest lower than 5.5; or GCE (General Certificate of Education) - Grade C or above; or IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education) - Grade C or above; or Cambridge Test of Proficiency in English Language - Grade C or above.

For international students

1. A Bachelor's degree with Honours in Science of this University or equivalent qualification from another University or comparable institution accepted for this purpose.

2. Preference will be given to those specializing in food science, nutrition or other related major.

English Language Requirements

In addition to satisfying the requirements for admission to the curriculum concerned, an applicant who is seeking admission on the basis of a qualification from a university or comparable institution outside Hong Kong of which the language of teaching and/or examination is not English is required to obtain one of the following examination result.

A. TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
1. a score of 550 or above in the paper-based TOEFL; or
2. a score of 213 or above in the computer-based TOEFL; or
3. a score of 80 or above in the internet-based TOEFL; or

B. IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
A minimum overall band of 6 with no subtest lower than 5.5; or

C. GCE (General Certificate of Education)
Grade C or above; or

D. IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education)
Grade C or above; or

E. Cambridge Test of Proficiency in English Language
Grade C or above

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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