Master of Science in Global Food Safety Management and Risk Analysis
環球食品安全管理及風險分析理學碩士學位


Sept 2023 Entry
Programme code: 12057

Duration & Credit Requirement

Duration & Credit Requirement


Stream Code

MFT (Full-time)

Mode of Study
Mixed Mode
Normal Duration

1 year

Credits Required for Graduation

30

Fund Type
Self-Financed
Initial Registration Credits

6 for local students
12 for non-local students

Tuition Fee

HK$5,600 per credit for local and non-local students

Scholarship
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

Remarks

Only the full-time option will be offered for admission in 2023/24.

Early applications are strongly encouraged.

Aims & Characteristics

Aims & Characteristics

  • To provide unique, professionally oriented training in global food safety management and risk analysis for science/technology graduates who want to develop their expertise in food safety.
  • To provide students with advanced knowledge of the major and 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 policies 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 posed by 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 individuals and in multi-disciplinary groups with a commitment to lifelong learning to enhance their professional development.

Recognition & Prospects

Recognition & Prospects

Recognition

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

  1. An official training certificate in 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.
  2. Official certificates in major food safety management systems issued by an accredited certification body.

 

Prospects

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

Curriculum

Curriculum

Students enrolled in 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

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

Other Information

Class Arrangement

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

 

Continuing Education Fund (CEF)

  • ‘ABCT5012 Global Food Safety Management’ (6 credits) offered in this programme has been included in the list of reimbursement subjects under the Continuing Education Fund (CEF) [For course commencement after October 2022].

Enquiries

Enquiries

For further programme information, please contact us via email: msc.foodsafety@polyu.edu.hk

Student Message

Student Message


After obtaining a Bachelor’s degree in Food and Nutritional Sciences at the University of Hong Kong and around six years of research on health, I planned to enrich my knowledge in a related area, food science and safety. Although this is a full-time programme, the class and assessment schedule is flexible enough for students who work full-time. PolyU emphasises the real-world application of  knowledge, which is developed through lectures, exercises and assessments. These learning activities give students room to grow and motivate them to apply theory in practice. The lecturers include not only academics but also experienced industry practitioners. I enjoyed the lectures and experience sharing very much! This programme offered me new perspectives on and exposure to food safety from a global point of view. I also enjoyed networking with students from different parts of the world and across various industries. Please say hello if you see me passing by at PolyU, because I now work here. I hope you will join this programme and enjoy your studies here too.


CHEUNG Ka Ching



Time flies. It is time to say goodbye to all of my funny classmates and helpful teachers. I am so proud to be one of the first graduates of the MSc in Global Food Safety Management and Risk Analysis at PolyU. As a student from mainland China, I did not find it easy to keep up with the tight schedule of the programme. This was an unforgettable study experience, and I hope others will take the opportunity too. Although the programme was being delivered for the first time, all of the professors and lecturers were well prepared and experienced, and all of the courses were designed systematically according to international standards. This programme opened my mind, giving me a global vision of the food industry. It made me more confident about pursuing my career in the future. I hope that all of you will also have great success in studying this programme.


HUANG Shuting



Enrolling in this programme was one of the best decisions of my life. Although the programme is full-time, it is perfectly suited to students with full-time jobs. I had a fruitful year of working and studying full-time. My lovely classmates and supportive teachers helped me to learn as effectively as possible by engaging in interactive activities and discussions despite the sudden transition to online learning during the pandemic. The programme provides a comprehensive insight into the numerous challenges that we are currently facing regarding food safety, security and sustainability from a global viewpoint. In addition to professional knowledge development, completing the course allows students to gain recognition by obtaining official certificates from accredited bodies. This will help advance my career in the future. I hope to inspire more people to take this course. I wish you great success in your studies.


CHAU Cheuk Ling Sharon



After working in the food industry for seven years, I was seeking an opportunity to study further, with a focus on food safety management. Food safety is a global issue because of the globalisation of supply chains and international trading. In addition to local food safety requirements, we need to understand food safety requirements in different regions. This programme provided me with various opportunities to gain the most up-to-date knowledge of global food safety and requirements.

 

Various renowned guest speakers from important organisations, including JIFSAN, FSANZ and SGS, shared their points of view and professional opinions through different case studies to enlighten us. Our professors and lecturers at PolyU were friendly and willing to share their knowledge on food safety issues from different perspectives. They also gave us practical and unique feedback on our work to help us achieve the study objectives.

 

I strongly recommend this programme to those who are interested in and want to enrich their career prospects in the food industry. This programme will offer a valuable and unforgettable study experience.


KWOK Hin Shun Jacob



Additional Documents Required

Additional Documents Required


Employer's Recommendation

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Personal Statement

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Transcript / Certificate

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Others

English language test results (TOEFL or IELTS) are required for non-local applicants who have not obtained a degree from a recognised university of which the language of instruction is English.


Info Seminar

Info Seminar

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Programme Leaflet

Programme Leaflet

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