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About This Programme

Master the intricacies of food safety and quality management.

Explore the essentials of ensuring safe and high-quality food for consumers through our specialised programme in applied food safety and quality management. Following the farm-to-fork approach, we address a wide array of issues in food safety and quality management.

Topics encompass good governance and national control systems, food inspection, and testing services. You'll explore managing food safety and quality throughout the supply chain and learn to design and implement management systems compliant with national and international regulations. Delivered by experts from NRI, the programme is enriched with research insights and industry expertise.


After successful completion of the taught programme, students will participate in an internship with a UK food sector employer in a role which aligns with your interests. It equips you for managerial positions across the food supply chain and governmental roles in food safety legislation. Additionally, practical experience in the food industry could be a vital for aspiring entrepreneurs seeking to establish their own ventures.

What Makes Us Unique

  • Practitioner-based learning at a trusted and world-renowned institution: NRI has over 125 years of history in international development research and practice, with ongoing links in more than 30 countries worldwide, thus providing opportunities for practitioner-based learning.
  • Actively supported to get a paid placement – NRI collaborates with STEP Recruitment to provide additional support in getting students placement-ready. This includes CV development, interview techniques, application letter crafting, and additional support to help students secure a position.

Programme Team

The team includes food- science, -safety, -innovation and -marketing specialists with experience in food science, microbiology, chemistry and engineering.  Their research focuses on antimicrobial resistance, new product developments, food safety and laboratory quality management and alternative proteins.

Career Opportunities

Our programme alumni have embarked on diverse career paths in the food sector, landing roles in food quality assurance, technical management, product development, food policy advocacy, inspection and enforcement, food analysis, post-harvest handling and storage, and cutting-edge research.