What will I learn?

Aims & Characteristics

  • To provide a unique and professionally oriented training on global food safety management and risk analysis for science/technology graduates who want to develop their expertise in the area of food safety.
  • To provide students with advanced knowledge in the major and newly emerging hazards affecting food safety from a global perspective.

Upon completion of this programme, students should be able to:

  • Understand international food standards, laws and regulations and critically evaluate food safety policy as well as legal and sector specific frameworks for food safety management at local, national and international levels;
  • Master the knowledge of risk analysis to critically evaluate the risk of major food hazards and address food safety issues worldwide;
  • Demonstrate competence in developing risk-based food safety management strategies and implementing food safety management systems (e.g. ISO22000);
  • Demonstrate competence in critical analysis, information technology and communication; and
  • Work effectively as an individual and in multi-disciplinary groups with a commitment to lifelong learning to enhance their professional development.

Recognition

Upon successful graduation, students will receive PolyU’s official Graduate Certificate and be qualified to obtain the following certificates:

an official training certificate on risk analysis issued by The Joint Institute for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (JIFSAN) established by USFDA and University of Maryland; and
an official certificate on ISO22000 issued by an accredited Certification Body

Prospects

Excellent job prospects, particularly in food, health and agricultural industries, related government agencies and research institutes in Hong Kong, Mainland China and the region, are available to graduates.

Curriculum

Students studying for MSc in Global Food Safety Management and Risk Analysis would need to complete:

  • Food Safety in Action
  • Food Safety Risk Analysis
  • Foodborne Chemical and Microbial Hazards: Case Studies
  • Global Food Safety Management
  • Global Food Security
  • International Food Standards, Laws and Regulations
  • Capstone Project

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
HK$159,000.00 (US$ 20,511) per year
HK $5,300 per credit

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

Application deadline

Expected May 2021

More details

Start date

Expected September 2021

Venue

Faculty of Applied Science and Textiles, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University,

Room TU502 Yip Kit Chuen Building,

Kowloon City, Hong Kong, Kowloon

Entry requirements

For students from United States

To register for the degree of MPhil, a student shall hold: A Bachelor’s degree with first or second class honours of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University or a recognized university; or other academic qualifications which are deemed to be equivalent. PolyU may accept other equivalent qualifications. The decision is made on an individual basis. The requirements for those who do not have a degree for which English was the language of instruction at a recognized university are: An overall score of at least 6.5 (with score for the writing component at 6.0 or above) in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS); OR A Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 80 or above for the Internet-based test (with a writing score of 23 or above) or 550 or above for the paper-based test (with a score of 4 or above in the Test of Written English). Alternatively, consideration will be given to acceptable scores in other internationally recognized public examinations, such as the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT). All English language test scores are considered valid for five years after the date of the test.

For international students

Bachelor's degree with Honours in food safety, food science, food technology, food management, public health or other relevant science disciplines.

If you are not a native speaker of English, and your Bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification is awarded by institutions where the medium of instruction is not English, you are expected to fulfil the following minimum English language requirement for admission purpose, unless otherwise specified by individual programmes concerned:

A Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 80 for the Internet-based test or 550 for the paper-based test;
OR
An overall Band Score of at least 6 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

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The high-quality education provided by the Faculty is supported by research work of exceptional quality.

  • Vibrant and dynamic teaching and learning environment
  • Application-oriented teaching and internship opportunities
  • Robust facilities & funding support for research
  • International recognition for the Faculty’s breakthroughs