Food Safety and Quality Assurance

University Putra Malaysia

18 months
4979 EUR/year
2642 EUR/year
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Master of Food Safety and Quality Assurance (MoFS) at the University Putra Malaysia is a postgraduate programme aims to provide profound knowledge through integrated approach, which will benefit both government and food industry and related stakeholders.


We offer a master degree in Food Safety and Quality Assurance at the University Putra.

Malaysia Understanding the sound science behind food safety will ensure food produced is free from harmful biological, chemical and physical contaminants thus contribute to customer satisfaction and confidence.


  • To produce graduates who are critical and analytical in thinking with strong knowledge grasp in food science area with emphasis on food safety and quality assurance for supporting continued advancement of food industry in Malaysia
  • Curriculum in this programme emphasizes on both theoretical and practical aspects where critical thinking, lifelong learning, ethics and professional morals, communication skills, and leadership and teamwork skills are parts of the important learning system. Students are required to prepare a dissertation and present scientific findings in the form of seminar and scholarly writing
  • Course contents are formed in line with latest development in food science involving knowledge application such as food innovations, food safety toxicology, current technology in food diagnostic as well as practiced food safety standard and regulation

Programme Structure

  • Structured in three semesters (1 1/2 year) and is taught in English
  • Student must complete at least 42 credits to graduate which covers: 36 credit hours of compulsory courses (including 6 credit hours of Dissertation) and 12 credit hours of elective courses
  • All classes are conducted after office hours (6.30pm-9.30pm) on weekdays. Lab sessions will be held on Saturdays 9.00 am – 12.00 pm (Semester 2)

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines




42 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants with good scholastic achievement in a Bachelor’s degree in disciplines related to the programme, with a minimum CGPA of 3.00 or its equivalent will be accepted, or
  • CGPA 2.75 – 2.99 with a minimum of one (1) year working experience in the field of study, or
  • CGPA 2.50 – 2.74 with a minimum of three (3) years working experience in the field of study
  • An international applicant must obtained a minimum score of 550 for TOEFL Paper-based Test or Band 6.0 for IELTS (Academic Version), or 79–80 for TOEFL Internet-based Test or 213 for the TOEFL Computer-based Test, or Level 109 for CIEP, or their equivalent. TOEFL ITP is not acceptable. The validity period should not be more than five years.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    4979 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7469 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 18 months.
  • National

    2642 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3963 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 18 months.
  • 17,800 MR for Local Students
  • 33,550 MR for International Students


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Food Safety and Quality Assurance
University Putra Malaysia