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Master of Science in Global Food Safety Management and Risk Analysis

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Entrance Year Sept 2022

Programme Code 12057

Stream Code MFT (Full-time)

Mode of Study Mixed Mode

Normal Duration 1 year

Programme Intake 35

Fund Type Self-Financed

Credits Required for Graduation 30

Initial Registration Credits 6 for local students
12 for non-local students

Tuition Fees

HK$5,300 per credit for local and non-local students
Two one-off entry scholarships of HK$10,000 each will be granted to applicants with excellent academic achievements.
Targeted Taught Postgraduate Programmes Fellowships Scheme
A total of 5 fellowships shall be awarded to local students. Please click here for details.

PolyU reserves the right to change or withdraw the scholarship / fellowship at any time. In case of any dispute/disagreement, PolyU’s decision is final.

Programme Leaders Dr Ka-Hing Wong
BSc, MPhil, PhD


  • Only the full-time option will be offered for admission in 2022/23.
  • Early applications are strongly encouraged.

Aims and Characteristics

  • To provide unique and professionally oriented training in global food safety management and risk analysis for science/technology graduates who want to develop their expertise in the area of food safety.
  • To provide students with advanced knowledge of the major and newly emerging hazards affecting food safety from a global perspective.

Upon completion of this programme, students should be able to do the following.

  • Understand international food standards, laws and regulations and critically evaluate food safety policy as well as legal and sector specific frameworks for food safety management at local, national and international levels.
  • Use their knowledge of risk analysis to critically evaluate the risk of major food hazards and address food safety issues worldwide.
  • Demonstrate competence in developing risk-based food safety management strategies and implementing food safety management systems (e.g. ISO22000).
  • Demonstrate competence in critical analysis, information technology and communication.
  • Work effectively as an individual and in multi-disciplinary groups with a commitment to lifelong learning to enhance their professional development.


Entrance Requirements

Entrance Requirement

Bachelor's degree with an Honours in food safety, food science, food technology, public health or food industry management or other relevant science disciplines. 
English Language Requirement

English Language Requirement

For applicants who are not native English speakers or whose first degree qualifications are not obtained through English medium, they are required to obtain one of the following:

  • A TOEFL score of 550 or above for the paper-based test, OR a score of 80 or above for the Internet-based test; OR
  • An overall Band Score of at least 6 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

The aforementioned qualifications are by no means exhaustive, The Department has the full discretion to accept other English qualifications as deemed equivalent to admitting applicants to our programme.

Subject Code Subject Title Credits
Semester 1
ABCT5011 Food Safety Risk Analysis 6
ABCT5014 International Food Standards, Laws and Regulations 3
ABCT5015 Foodborne Chemical and Microbial Hazards: Case Studies 3
Total 12
Semester 2
ABCT5012 Global Food Safety Management 6
ABCT5013 Food Safety in Action 3
ABCT5016 Global Food Security 3
ABCT5017 Capstone Project 3
Total 18


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