Food Safety, M.Sc. | Part time online | Scotland's Rural College (SRUC) | United Kingdom
36 months
5250 GBP/year
2766 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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If you have a relevant agricultural and/or food-related background and you'd like to gain in-depth knowledge about food safety, the Food Safety course from Scotland's Rural College (SRUC) is for you.


The Food Safety course from Scotland's Rural College (SRUC) is designed to provide a holistic view of food safety as it applies to the human food supply chain.


  • Incorporating pre and post-harvest stages of food production, it examines crop safety, animal welfare and the economics of the supply chain.
  • The programme would be suitable for those who have an undergraduate degree in agricultural sciences, biological science, food systems, veterinary medicine and human medicine.

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Food Supply Chain and Food Safety
  • Data Analysis for Food Safety
  • Food Safety Hazards and Food Safety Management Systems
  • Food Production Systems
  • Food Processing and Waste Management
  • Research Methods and Statistics

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Undergraduate Honours Degree (First, 2:1 or equivalent) in agricultural or biological science, veterinary or human medicine.
  • We may also consider applications from those with relevant work experience (in a related area of food safety or food related matters for three or more years).

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    5250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15750 GBP for the full programme during 36 months.
  • National

    2766 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8300 GBP for the full programme during 36 months.



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