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Master of Science in Global Food Safety Management and Risk Analysis

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Entrance Year Sept 2023

Programme Code 12057

Stream Code MFT (Full-time)

Mode of Study Mixed Mode

Normal Duration 1 year

Fund Type Self-Financed

Credits Required for Graduation 30

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

Tuition Fees HK$5,600 per credit for local and non-local students

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


Only the full-time option will be offered for admission in 2023/24.
Early applications are strongly encouraged.

Aims and Characteristics

  • To provide unique, professionally oriented training in global food safety management and risk analysis for science/technology graduates who want to develop their expertise in food safety.
  • To provide students with advanced knowledge of the major and 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 policies 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 posed by 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 individuals and in multi-disciplinary groups with a commitment to lifelong learning to enhance their professional development.

Scholarship and Continuing Education Fund



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

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 at any time. In case of any dispute / disagreement, PolyU’s decision is final.

Continuing Education Fund

Continuing Education Fund

^ 'ABCT5012 Global Food Safety Management' (6 credits) offered in this programme has been included in the list of reimbursement subjects under the Continuing Education Fund (CEF) [For course commencement after October 2022].


Entrance Requirements

Entrance Requirement

A Bachelor’s degree with Honours in food safety, food science, food technology, food management, public health or another relevant science discipline.
English Language Requirement

English Language Requirement

If you are not a native speaker of English, and your Bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification is awarded by institutions where the medium of instruction is not English, you are expected to fulfil the following minimum English language requirement for admission purpose, unless otherwise specified by individual programmes concerned:

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

English language qualifications other than the above will be considered individually on their own merits by the departments concerned. Applicants may be required to attend interviews or tests to further demonstrate their language proficiency.

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

Global Food Safety Management

ABCT5013 Food Safety in Action 3
ABCT5016 Global Food Security 3
ABCT5017 Capstone Project 3
Total 18

^'ABCT5012 Global Food Safety Management' (6 credits) offered in this programme has been included in the list of reimbursement subjects under the Continuing Education Fund (CEF) [For course commencement after October 2022].


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