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Master of Science in Global Food Safety Management and Risk Analysis

Sept 2022 Entry
Programme code: 12057

Faculty of Applied Science and Textiles
Department of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology

Stream Code

MFT (Full-time)

Mode of Study Mixed Mode

Normal Duration

1 year

Credits Required for Graduation


Initial Registration Credits

6 for local students
12 for non-local students

Fund Type Self-Financed

Tuition Fee

HK$5,300 per credit for local and non-local students

Two one-off entry scholarships of HK$10,000 each will be granted to applicants with excellent academic achievements.

Targeted Taught Postgraduate Programmes Fellowships Scheme
A total of 5 fellowships shall be awarded to local students. Please click here for details.

PolyU reserves the right to change or withdraw the scholarship / fellowship at any time. In case of any dispute/disagreement, PolyU’s decision is final.

Programme Leader(s)

Dr Ka-Hing Wong
BSc, MPhil, PhD


Only the full-time option will be offered for admission in 2022/23.

Early applications are strongly encouraged.

Aims & Characteristics

  • To provide unique and professionally oriented training in 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 of the major and newly emerging hazards affecting food safety from a global perspective.


Upon completion of this programme, students should be able to do the following.

  • 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.
  • Use their 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.
  • Work effectively as an individual and in multi-disciplinary groups with a commitment to lifelong learning to enhance their professional development.
Recognition & Prospects

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

  1. an official training certificate on risk analysis issued by The Joint Institute for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition established by the US Food and Drug Administration and University of Maryland; and
  2. official certificates on major food safety management systems issued by an accredited certification body.



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.


Students studying for the MSc in Global Food Safety Management and Risk Analysis are required to complete the following courses:

  • 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

Entrance Requirements

  • A Bachelor's degree with Honours in food safety, food science, food technology, food management, public health or another relevant science discipline. 


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 University’s minimum English language requirement for admission purpose. Please refer to the "Admission Requirements" section for details.

Other Information

Class Arrangement

  • Classes are normally scheduled on weekday evenings and Saturdays within an academic year.


Dr Ka-Hing Wong
​Associate Professor
Department of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology
Email: kahing.wong@polyu.edu.hk


Miss Cynthia Lau
Executive Assistant
Department of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology
Email: shin-ying-cynthia.lau@polyu.edu.hk