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Food Safety and Quality, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration

Overview

Food safety and quality are essential to the success of all food manufacturing companies and critical for New Zealand’s economic success. Why? Because food manufacturers need absolute confidence in the safety and quality of their products. To work in this exciting field, students can choose to study full time or part time with a programme supported with an on-line learning environment.

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 have the opportunity to start your own consultancy business or to work for the government department overseeing food safety in your country. In New Zealand, the government department is the Ministry for Primary Industries.

Programme Structure

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

  • A fully equipped pilot plant operating 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.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • Must meet the University admission requirements as specified, and have
  • A completed Bachelors with Honours degree in food engineering, food science or food technology, or equivalent, or
  • A completed 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.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    35070 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 35070 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    7185 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7185 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Palmerston North

  • 1100 - 2100 NZD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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