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MSc Food Safety and Toxicology (Part-Time)

 Course Level
Masters / PG
Part Time

2 Years
 Start month

 Tuition fee

55000 HKD
55000 HKD

Application fee

International 300 HKD
National 300 HKD
Faculty of Science
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)6.5
TOEFL-IBT (min)93
TOEFL-PBT (min)583

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About this course

  • A multi-disciplinary programme extending over two years of parttime study or one year of full-time study
  • First postgraduate Toxicology programme of its kind designed to address specifically on food safety
  • Focused on general principles of toxicology, chemical and microbial hazards in food, toxicity evaluation, exposure assessment, risk assessment and risk management.
  • Taught by a teaching team with considerable experience in the fields of policy development, law enforcement, and research and consultancy for industry and government
  • Internationally renowned visiting lecturers to give lectures and workshops

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Eligibility Criteria

A Bachelor’s degree with Honours in science.Preference will be given to those who possess a Bachelor's degree in physiology, biochemistry, biotechnology, food science, chemistry, biological sciences, clinical laboratory science, environmental sciences, pharmacology or other related disciplines.

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Course Modules

Programme Structure

*Part-time two years study

First Year – Core courses (39 credits)

  • FSTX7001 Principles of toxicology I (9 credits)
  • FSTX7002 Principles of toxicology II (9 credits)
  • FSTX7003 Toxicity tests and hazards evaluation methods (9 credits)
  • FSTX7004 Regulatory toxicology: risk assessment,  risk management and communication (12 credits)

Second Year – Core courses (30 credits)

  • FSTX 8005 Chemical and microbial hazards in food (9 credits)
  • FSTX 8006 Food safety management (9 credits)
  • FSTX 8007 Project (12 credits)

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How to Apply

Applications will be considered immediately until all places are filled. Please apply early as we have a large number of applicants each year and we wish to inform successful candidates as soon as possible. The closing dates for non-local and local applications are April 30 and June 30 respectively. Applicant who requires a student visa is recommended not to submit application after April 30, as it takes about 3 months to process the entry visa and may not meet the commencement date.

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