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MSc Chemical Food Safety and Integrity at The University of Manchester
MSc Chemical Food Safety and Integrity
Gain the skills and knowledge required for food industry careers in production, quality assurance and analytical services.

MSc Chemical Food Safety and Integrity / Overview

Year of entry: 2018

Degree awarded
Master of Science
MSc: 3 yrs PT; PGDip: 2 yrs PT; PGCert: 1 yr PT
Entry requirements

We require an undergraduate degree (normally an Upper Second or higher) or overseas equivalent in a relevant subject, such as Chemistry, Biochemistry, Food Science/Technology/Engineering, Nutrition and related subjects.

Flexibility on entrance requirements will be applied to candidates with proven appropriate extensive professional experience.

Full entry requirements

Number of places/applicants
Approximately 15 places
How to apply
Please apply via our online application form . See the Advice to applicants section for details of the supporting documents we require with your form. The next start date for this course is September 2018.

Course options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning
PGCert N N N Y

Course overview

  • Undergo training in food chemical safety, quality and management to prepare you for a range of careers in the food industry or in research.
  • Benefit from this course's links with Unilever Safety and Environmental Assurance Centre, Waters Corporation and Fera.
  • Learn when it suits you through our largely distance learning course.
  • Study at a university ranked 7th in the UK for biological sciences (QS World University Rankings 2018).
  • Learn from experts in a range of subjects, including food fraud, food allergen risk management, analytical methodology and mass spectrometry.

Open days

Attending an open day is a great way to find out what studying at Manchester is like. Find out about our  upcoming open days .


For entry in the academic year beginning September 2018, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MSc (part-time distance learning)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £5,200
    International students (per annum): £11,400
  • PGCert (part-time distance learning)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £5,200
    International students (per annum): £11,400
  • PGDip (part-time distance learning)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £5,200
    International students (per annum): £11,400
The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.

All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of courses lasting more than a year for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for international students for the course duration at the year of entry).

For general fees information please visit postgraduate fees . Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your qualification award and method of attendance.


Alumni Bursary

The Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health offers an Alumni Bursary of £1000 towards tuition fees for successful applicants who are recent University of Manchester graduates and who are commencing one of our postgraduate taught Master's programmes in 2018. The bursary is available to students or alumni who:

  • graduated in 2017 or are graduating in 2018
  • hold a first class honours degree
  • have home or overseas fee status
  • are applying for full or part time study
  • are self-funded and not in receipt of any other funding support

The bursary will be applied as a fee reduction automatically for those students and alumni who meet the Alumni Bursary criteria so there is no application process.

Contact details

Academic department
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
+44 (0)161 306 5439
Academic department overview
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health