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Master of Food Safety and Quality

This course is available

Online, On-Campus

Level of Study

Master's Degree

Duration

1.5 years

Next start date

Expected Feb 2023

Campus

Manawatu Campus

Summary

Study a Master of Food Safety and Quality – MFoodSafQual

Food safety and quality are essential to the success of all food manufacturing companies and critical for New Zealand’s economic success. Food manufacturers need absolute confidence in the safety and quality of their products. You can choose to study full time or part time with a programme supported with an online learning environment.

In big demand by employers around the world

Food companies have a growing need for expertise in food safety and quality. If they do not have this expertise themselves, consultants with the relevant qualifications provide them with services.

You could start your own consultancy business. Or to work for the government department overseeing food safety in your country.

Work on real food industry issues

The Master in Food Safety and Quality provides practical skills as well as a depth of knowledge. These enable you to manage problems in food manufacturing. You’ll also develop preventative tools designed to provide confidence in the quality and safety of food.

World-leading facilities

At Massey University, you will have access to the latest modern food processing and analytical equipment to undertake research that is applied and practical to the food industry.

A fully equipped pilot plant. This operates under a risk management programme to enable the export of foods of assured safety and quality.

Specialist equipment for both thermal and non-thermal processing.

Laboratories equipped to analyse microbial, chemical and foreign matter contaminants, including a PC2 laboratory enabling you to work with foodborne pathogens.

Instruments to measure food composition.

Massey guarantees you research expertise in meat, fish and dairy technology, fruit and vegetable postharvest storage and processing, food formulation, additives and ingredients.

A MFoodSafQual is a good fit if you:

already work in an area relevant to food safety and want to further your career

are looking for professional development

have a passion for improving food safety and quality.

Entry criteria

All students must meet university entrance requirements to be admitted to the University.

Specific requirements

To enter the Master of Food Safety and Quality you will have been awarded or qualified for:

a bachelor with honours degree in food engineering, food science or food technology, or equivalent, or

a bachelor's degree in engineering, science, technology, or equivalent and completed at least 36 months relevant professional experience in the food or biological products industry.

You will also provide a curriculum vitae with your application indicating relevant professional experience in the food or biological products industry.

You will need to provide:

a curriculum vitae with your application indicating relevant professional experience in the food or biological products industry

verified copies of all academic transcripts for studies taken at all universities other than Massey University.

International English Language Requirements:

  • IELTS - 6.5 overall and minimum 6.0 in each band
  • TOEFL iBT – Overall score 90, minimum 20 in Writing
  • Cambridge English - C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency with a score of 176. No less than 169 in each skill.
  • NCEL - Level 5
  • PTE - 58 overall and minimum 50 in each communicative skills
  • LanguageCert - C1 Expert IESOL (LRWS) with HIGH PASS and no less than Pass in each skill or C2 Mastery IESOL (LRWS) with PASS and no less than Pass in each skill

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