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Food Safety and Toxicology, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months


The objective is to provide comprehensive and advanced training on a multi-disciplinary field involving general toxicology, food toxicology, regulatory toxicology and food safety management. 

The programme in Food Safety and Toxicology, offered by The University of Hong Kong,focuses on food safety perspectives. It emphasizes basic knowledge as well as practical skills in the recognition, safety evaluation and regulation of human exposure to potentially hazardous chemicals and pathogens in our living environment and via dietary intake of foods.

Lectures and workshops will be taught primarily by experts in the fields of toxicology research, policy development and food industry with relevant experience and perspectives.

Programme Structure

Mode of Attendance

  • Full Time (one year, including evenings and Saturdays)
  • Part Time (two years, not offered in 2020-21)

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • A Bachelor's degree with Honours in Science. Preference will be given to those who possess a Bachelor's degree in physiology, biochemistry, biotechnology, food science, chemistry, biological sciences, clinical laboratory science, environmental sciences, pharmacology or other related disciplines.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    21800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21800 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    5367 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5367 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Local Students

  • 42,100 HK$
Non-local Students
  • 171,000 HK$

Living costs for Hong Kong

  • 13720 - 23420 HKD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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