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Food Safety and Quality, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 18 months
    Duration
University rank #287 (QS) Palmerston North, New Zealand| Online
With a Master of Food Safety and Quality at Massey University, you will play a key role in managing food safety and quality in any food manufacturing company.
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Overview

Food Safety and Quality at Massey University 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. 

Learning outcomes

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

  • 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

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 18 months
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

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General Requirements

  • Must meet the University admission requirements as specified
  • 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

    19693 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19693 USD per year and a duration of 18 months.
  • National

    4324 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4324 USD per year and a duration of 18 months.
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  • Domestic students: 6609 NZD
  • International students: 30100 NZD

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.

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